This group is for all of you (and you know who you are) who can't let go of even the smallest piece of fabric! You just love scraps!
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Started by Yanic A./Quebec Canada. Last reply by Rosarita(Vilma) Jan 19.
I cut up my scraps into 6.5" square, 4" square, 2.5" strips and 1.5" strips. the rest goes in a bag for a lady that makes dog bed for her stuffing. DD's friend is learning to sew and quilt so I am pulling out my scraps for her. So glad I don't have to keep them.
Donna, while making the crumb blocks I was pulling out pieces that I realized if I sewed them together using a quarter-inch seam allowance there would not be anything showing of that piece! Some of the pieces were only 3/4" wide to start with so at least I had a quarter-inch showing on the front. But all of these were from my old scrap box from when I first started quilting. Usually I do not save anything under an inch square now days.
I hate throwing away small pieces of fabric and believe that one day I will actually use it somewhere, somehow. I know there are others like me out there. What is the smallest piece that you keep? Me, I keep 1.5 inch squares as the smallest as I make postage stamp quilts.
I have been working, so not much sewing lately, but I have been cleaning out my closet where I store my yardage. I had to in order to find a project.. I started with all my batting. I couldn't believe how many small pieces I have left over from different projects. Crazy. I put the smaller pieces into one big bag, the bags that sheets and blankets come in. Did I mention I save those too? Anyway, they are great for storing pieces of batting and I filled up 5 of those with various sizes of batting and marked it with a card inside stating the size, etc. They also fit nicely under the shelf in the closet.
I then went through my small bins of fabric that had leftover pieces, 3 of those, and put most of that away yesterday before starting work. Just have half a bin left to do. Now to organize my yardage which seems to be overflowing. At least I now have my small sorting bins put away and I can see the floor of my closet.
Needed a break from machine quilting, so I decided to make up a few crumb blocks (using phone book pages as the paper base). I call it 'mindless sewing" but in actuality it takes a lot more thought as I often have to piece scraps (or crumbs) together in order to get a piece large enough to sew onto the block.
Here you go: http://cozyquilts.wordpress.com/. If you look under Archives, you will find some of my mysteries. Only problem is that my computer went down last year and I lost some of the pictures that go with them and I am not sure if all of them are there, but the directions are still there. Have fun!
Donna, where is your blog? or a better ??? is how to access your blog? I have a bunch of 1.5 strips. No plans for them now.
Does anyone else have the 1.2 inch Postage Stamp squares? I had a whole bin of them and finally got all the strips sewn together and now need to add them together to finish the top. I call it Mindless as that is how I feel after working on it for a while, almost like I lost my mine! :),
I have a whole bin full of different size triangles. I hosted a BOM on my blog called Triangle Soup a few years back. I can send a list of the blocks if you want to use up some of your triangles. It's very scrappy. Just a thought.
I think a lot of us have the hst triangles that have been trimmed off in our stashes. I have quite a few sewn together, just need to be trimmed to the same size when I decide what size I need them all to be. Someday..........
Rosarita, I too have a collection of triangles waiting for a project. I really hope to make a tree of life quilt one day.
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