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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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Scrap Creations

Started by Char. Last reply by donalma shoust Mar 10. 205 Replies

Sorting Scraps

Started by Sandy. Last reply by Sandy Mar 7. 37 Replies

English paper piecing and hexies!

Started by Yanic A./Quebec Canada. Last reply by Rosarita(Vilma) Jan 19. 5 Replies

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Comment by Rosarita(Vilma) yesterday

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.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on April 10, 2014 at 11:11am

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.

Comment by Donna Coppin on April 10, 2014 at 8:52am

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.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on April 2, 2014 at 8:01am

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.

Comment by Donna Coppin on March 27, 2014 at 5:58pm

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!

Comment by Rosarita(Vilma) on March 27, 2014 at 1:56pm

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.

Comment by Donna Coppin on March 24, 2014 at 11:32am

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!  :),

Comment by Donna Coppin on March 24, 2014 at 11:24am

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.

Comment by Connie/KS on March 24, 2014 at 7:37am

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..........

Comment by Erin on March 24, 2014 at 6:21am

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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