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Thread: Magic Crazy Patch Block aka Taming the Scrap Pile

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb View Post
    Okay, this is one I can do, only because I need a few simple projects in my life right now. Thank you!
    It is simple and I have never used fabric sizing
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    I have made 12 of these quilts without any foundation piece or sizing or spray starch. I have not had trouble with the bias going wonky and I use only scraps not precuts. I have used Warm and Natural, Bamboo, and polyester battings I like the nature fibers over the poly. I hope that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by onaemtnest View Post
    What would the opinion from the group be, if you used a muslin foundation piece in sewing the strips together would it make the quilt too heavy, with using say Warm and Natural batting with backing?

    Would it be better just to use a lot of sizing as suggested by a couple of the other members said?
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    String qults are so terrific...but I think I went about it the wrong way...I sewed my strips together...sandwiched it with cotton batting and flannel...and cut the blocks out..thinking I would sew the sandwiched sqs together, kinda like a quilt as you go...but I think I messed up...any ideas to what I can do which what I have created?? I really could use some advise..my sqs are about 15x15..alot of fabric and alot of time invested. Thanks for any advise that comes my way.

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    beautiful!!

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    Nice way to use up scraps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt queen View Post
    String qults are so terrific...but I think I went about it the wrong way...I sewed my strips together...sandwiched it with cotton batting and flannel...and cut the blocks out..thinking I would sew the sandwiched sqs together, kinda like a quilt as you go...but I think I messed up...any ideas to what I can do which what I have created?? I really could use some advise..my sqs are about 15x15..alot of fabric and alot of time invested. Thanks for any advise that comes my way.
    how did you mess up? now you just need to proceed with sashing to join the squares , as in quilt as you go so the sashing is on both sides.........you will have a fine scrappy quilt, and the next time do it the way the instructions say. i would not attempt to cut up the blocks you have made, too messy. does this help?

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    Great tute! Thanks. May have to make this an on going project. Actually just made a similar block in the Craftsy 2012 BOM
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    Thanks for the tutorial. Even more interesting than a string quilt.

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    Love this quilt. I just finished my first scrappy string quilt and got hooked. It was soooo much fun. I was searching in all my totes for more scraps. I am going to make some more. It was fun not to have to worry so much about matching seams.

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    This is lovely
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    [QUOTE=Elaine433;5812853]I found that same pattern by another name a year ago. It called for cutting all the strips in different widths or just using up scraps. I made this quilt for my DIL last year for Christmas. If I can figure how to, I will post a picture.
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    I love the black sashing with the brights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    I have made 12 of these quilts without any foundation piece or sizing or spray starch. I have not had trouble with the bias going wonky and I use only scraps not precuts. I have used Warm and Natural, Bamboo, and polyester battings I like the nature fibers over the poly. I hope that helps.

    Thank-you for the reply and advice CARSLO.. So sorry in my delay in thanks....a month good grief I guess I just missed your answer. All the same thank-you! :0)
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    You are quite welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by onaemtnest View Post

    Thank-you for the reply and advice CARSLO.. So sorry in my delay in thanks....a month good grief I guess I just missed your answer. All the same thank-you! :0)
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    Great scrappy, and pattern!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt queen View Post
    String qults are so terrific...but I think I went about it the wrong way...I sewed my strips together...sandwiched it with cotton batting and flannel...and cut the blocks out..thinking I would sew the sandwiched sqs together, kinda like a quilt as you go...but I think I messed up...any ideas to what I can do which what I have created?? I really could use some advise..my sqs are about 15x15..alot of fabric and alot of time invested. Thanks for any advise that comes my way.
    Elaine already suggested using sashing strips to connect these together. You can use a 1" sashing strip on both sides and not have to do anything with the batting, although one tut I saw recommended using the tape to attach the batting pieces together.

    If you want to attach the pieces together without sashing strips, you'll need to cut off the excess batting before sewing them together, or just after.

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    Really nice quilt and thanks for instructons.

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    Thanks! My scraps really need to be tamed!

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    Why didn't I think of this?? I'm working down4 drawers full of "scraps",,then it's on to the folded and boarded stuff.. have been doing the dryer sheet thing... and have abou 6 of Bonnie Hunter's Scrapy Trip around the world...but THIS is wonderful... thank you for this post
    I've been hanging out at M* for a while..thought i'd stop back for a visit.. Thank You for this wonderful idea!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaBabs View Post
    Why didn't I think of this?? I'm working down4 drawers full of "scraps",,then it's on to the folded and boarded stuff.. have been doing the dryer sheet thing... and have abou 6 of Bonnie Hunter's Scrapy Trip around the world...but THIS is wonderful... thank you for this post
    I've been hanging out at M* for a while..thought i'd stop back for a visit.. Thank You for this wonderful idea!!
    You're more than welcome!
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    Thanks for the directions. I hate using paper or muslin. This is what I was looking for.

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    Since you are using different size strips, I'm assuming the only matching you have to do is in the center? Great looking quilt and a great way to get rid of scraps.

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    Great way to use up scraps, which I seem to have an excess of already. Can't bear to throw fabric out! Thanks for such a helpful and fun tutorial!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyD View Post
    Since you are using different size strips, I'm assuming the only matching you have to do is in the center? Great looking quilt and a great way to get rid of scraps.
    yes 1 to 3 inches but I do not match the centers this is truly a scrappy unplanned quilt pattern
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    Looks like a fun quilt. Thanks for sharing.
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    Love the scrappy quilts! Yours looks great!

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