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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 diane 13 hours ago

I for one want to see them when they are done!

Comment by Marjorie 13 hours ago

Pam good luck with your scrappy trip around the world quilt. The hexagon's are great for something to take along. I've done GFG when my DH had to go for eye apts. I like to do hand work but applique is not my thing but I keep trying. Keep us posted with pictures of your progress.

Comment by Rosarita(Vilma) 23 hours ago

Wow, Pam, I am starting another EPP project,  I cut my paper templates 1" and have cut a sew oriental fabrics.  If I make mine like your EQ drawing,  I will put black in the white part and use scrappy oriental fabrics.  I was thinking of making 3 or 5 vertical rows of hexies, then applique them to a black background and repeat the rows, so it will be a vertical quilt looking like the French Braid quilts only it is the hexies in place of the french braid.  Thanks for sharing.  Join the EPP form here at CT. 

Comment by Janet/MO yesterday

I love it Pam.  I did a similar layout several yrs ago using the split 9 patch block.  I am really starting to get the urge to do some EPP and looking at your sample makes the urge even stronger.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO yesterday

Pam, believe it or not I was just thinking that my next EPP project should be a scrappy trip around the world made with hexagons.  Not sure if I would have even known how to make a mock up in EQ.

Comment by Pam Avara/MO yesterday

Don't look now, I've started a new scrappy quilt - by hand. "By hand" is nearly as bad a word as "applique" in my book and I have one of those slowly going as well.

My scrap quilt is a hexagon trip around the world. The white area will be scrappy neutrals, the colors scrappy in those colors.  The only thing I'm certain about color placement wise is the black and yellow. I have all the yellow cut and a ton of neutral - but no where near enough, some of the black (enough to get started) and a few purple, pink and brown.  the hexagons measure 1" across each edge.  I cut my hexies from 2 1/2" strips and where I didn't have strips I cut strips from my stash - 1 for the quilt and at least 1 for the box. I have a nice selection of neutral & yellow strips now.  I'll cut more as I need them.

Here's my EQ drawing.  This is going to primarily be a quilt done on the go.

Comment by Rosarita(Vilma) on April 16, 2014 at 8:37am

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.

 

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