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New postby carman on Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:43 pm

i seem to have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to many these days and can't for some reason toss them, as before that i would find my local MCC kind of place and the ladies would make wonderful quilts from them. but i keep telling myself that surely i can make a couple from them too :D but then i don't know how it happens, they seem to multiply like rabbits UGH i don't get it ;)

do you guys have your scraps organized? i know there is a great web site out there, she has them sorted in strips, squares etc. i think i may START by doing colors first maybe? i just don't know :(

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Re: scraps

New postby HeyJudee on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:16 pm

I've started organizing them... probably by that great site that you mentioned...by strips. I'm doing the strips in 1.5", 2", 2.5" and 3.5"...but I must admit I haven't really got many scraps compared to what other's may have. I have a bunch of the large rectangular clear plastic containers that I buy lettuce or baby spinach and have been putting the strips in those containers just sorted by size as I don't have a lot amounts of any one colour...yet. We had a woman speak at our guild about her scrap system which was quite similar to Bonnie Hunter's. But she said that as soon as her piece is less than 6" in width she cuts them into strips and organizes them by colour. Over 6" she folds and keeps it with the FQs.

But lately I've been thinking of doing larger strips e.g. 3.5" & 4.5" strips so I can make scrap quilts patterns from magazines. Since the class I took with Bonnie Hunter I've started using the Easy Angle & Companion Angle rulers which makes it easy to make HSTs from strips...you don't need to cut weird sizes to make them.

And getting more organized with my scraps (and my fabrics) all depends on how much quilting mojo I have too... :roll:
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Re: scraps

New postby bridesmom on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:56 pm

I had a huge bin of scraps and I pulled out all the black white and red pieces for a housetop quilt. Then the rest got put into plastic bags by color, and they are going to my quilt guild for a fabric swap/destash in November along with another bin of fabric that I have decided to destash. It makes me feel so relieved to have that stuff out of my room. I do keep some scraps for DGD for her baby giraffe and other animals but a small bin only. The little bits I cut up into really little bits and they go to a woman in my guild that makes cat beds out of them. So they do go to use, just not in my house.
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Re: scraps

New postby Skye on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:18 pm

A quilting friend has been doing this quilting crumbshttp://quiltville.com/crumbs.shtml
She has used brights and has red borders and the 8 blocks that she has done look really good.
I am clothes sewing at the moment but the dark side will call to be again I know and this is kind of mindless fun :D
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Re: scraps

New postby bridesmom on Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:52 pm

now that does look kind of fun! I suppose I could pull out a bunch of scraps that are in my cat bed basket and see what I could come up with. Or not. But it is cute.
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Re: scraps

New postby vickki on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:04 pm

I had lots of Christmas scraps so all the girls in my craft group added theirs to them and between us all we made 13 crazy quilts for our sofas....Imagine throwing them out ................................
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