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Thread: Fabric from the garbage can!

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    Senior Member kellen46's Avatar
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    This is a PDF of fabric made from the toss away can in my sewing room. Bits and pieces too small and trimmings from blocks I sized up for a quilt. Happy stitching everyone.
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    Thank you! I can think of a lot of ways to use this "fabric" :D:D:D

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    this is a wonderful idea and so easy for those days u want to do something but not think about it or a pattern when i started reading it i thought how wonderful for totes and bags and then i scrolled down and low and behold u thought so too lol!

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    It is just the right weight for fabric boxes too.

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    very pretty!

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    I'm cleaning out my garbage today!!!

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    Thank you for this wonderful tute! I would have never thought of this, but it will use up just about everything. We can get every penny out of each piece. Can't wait to try this!

    Thanks again!

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    What a great idea--thank you Did a lot of crafts with material in the past and always threw away those little pieces--Now when I start to quilt I will keep them--Ha-ha haven't done any quilting yet but I will than ks again
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    Awesome job.

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    How clever!!!!!! I printed it so I'll have it when I have enough pieces.

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    Thank you, and God bless.

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    That looks like it is truly your own design and should be able to be displayed anywhere without permission from anyone lol. I'm being tacky, as I just read about all the rules on the copy right stuff on another thread. Not meant to be tacky to you, I think your idea is really neat and I like the quilt and bags you made great idea. Looks good!! Gerbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie
    That looks like it is truly your own design and should be able to be displayed anywhere without permission from anyone lol. I'm being tacky, as I just read about all the rules on the copy right stuff on another thread. Not meant to be tacky to you, I think your idea is really neat and I like the quilt and bags you made great idea. Looks good!! Gerbie
    Thank you and I am aware of Copy write law. My own work from start to finish, and I took the photo's my self. I have seen some work similar from others but they were not using scraps from the garbage nor were they using serger drippings as embellishment. Having said this if any one wants to re-post or share in any way please feel free to do so.

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    This looks like a fun project.

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    All I can say is WOW, you are so creative. You have an eye for good endings. I do Love the purse. I will try this too I think. Thanks for the idea. Wonderful, Rosanna1951

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    Wow! That is so cool and looks like sooo much fun. Thanks for sharing your creative idea. You have inspired me to go dig those scraps (I just threw away)out of my wastebasket!

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    Wow, very nice!

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    How very creative. This makes a very strong fabric and can be used for even doggie mats or doggie quilts lol. Place mats come to mind, I love the whole idea as I also do fusing and have never thought of doing the crumbs this way.

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    Wow! Another awesome use for scraps and crumbs!

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    I had so many little pieces left from my string quilt, I collected them as I went and now have a good supply of various colors. I am going to make some kind of art project with them, just haven't figured out what yet!! Thanks for the good ideas!

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    WOW, this is beautiful work and so fun. What a wonderful idea and so frugal. Thank you for sharing this.

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    So, I read your post and cleaned out my trash can!! I created 25 blocks and will sash them. I am donating it to our guild's service project of "just for You" quilts that go to our children's hospitals in Atlanta. I will get every usable scrap into a quilt from now on!!

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    What size are your blocks and the width of the sashing??? Very, Very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irma tapia
    What size are your blocks and the width of the sashing??? Very, Very pretty!
    Hi Irma,
    My blocks are 71/2 inches cut. They are just laying on that piece of blue fabric to see if I liked it. I will make the sashing 2 1/2 inches, cut. Glad you liked it!

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    Hi Jeannie,
    Thanks for the info. I also make quilts for kids that are in the hospitals, what a joy it is. I am going to try making this type of quilt as soon as I can. Thanks for the idea!

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