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2/25/13 2:54 P

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I need to do something with all my scraps. I just save them all together, very un-organized I know.

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2/23/13 2:44 P

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I cut my scrap squares as large as possible. If the squares are larger than 7 inches, I reconsider if I should store it in the fat quarter drawer or cut it up. Just depends

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2/22/13 1:18 P

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i always worry if i cut a piece of scap that i am cutting a wrong size that i would have wished it was bigger . so I have the hardest time cutting them. I have decided to do some scrap projects to lesson the size of them. Right now im working on a twin size patchy heart blanket. next I think im going to do a classic 9 patch. I do like the idea of when cutting off material and going ahead and sewing the scraps into some sort of square. that would also help with lose ends and ive been teaching my daughter how to sew she would like some pieced square to sew together .

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2/20/13 10:34 P

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Well I got all of the scraps corralled and my sewing room looks and feels much bigger now. I haven't decided which of the dozen projects on my list I'll start next, though.

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2/20/13 5:40 P

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I love cutting scraps into 2.5 and 1.5 inch strips. So therapeutic and I always have them at the ready. For instance, on the Bee in my Bonnet Row Along, many of the rows call for these size strips. So I just go into my boxes and pull out the already cut colors I want to work with. I'm sort of making the trip around the world quilt with the 2.5 inch squares. That's fun but I put it aside for now. Have you ever made a Mondo bag? I just made one this weekend and it used 208 2.5 inch squares. Yes, that is 208 and you iron them down on the interfacing and then sew together. Fun but time consuming. Carol

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2/18/13 1:17 A

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My project for this weekend was to corral my scraps and at least get them into a box. Somehow doing taxes seemed like more fun. Yikes emoticon

I want/need to get a handle on the scraps. My reward is to start a new quilt.

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2/17/13 6:29 P

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I need to put these ideas to work, soon!

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2/17/13 3:40 P

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Currently, they are separated by color in plastic bins. Someday, maybe I will get organized and cut into squares - but I have too many other projects to do.

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2/17/13 2:02 P

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I started a long time ago by cutting into squares 2.5 up to 8.0"; Then I also started to keep stripes in 1.5" and 2.5" and 4". I have used some of these for scrappy stuff. I am getting better at not keeping everything. I had a bunch of stings that I just sewed together and then cut into squares. Cute look but very time taking.

I liked the scrappy log cabin quilt that I made and will do another one, so those 2", 3" 4" etc. squares will produce some of my logs.

I store all of this in plastic lettuce boxes (from Sam's Club); keeps them dust free. I also have one box that is just left over bindings so I can have a scrappy quilt with a scrappy binding.

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2/17/13 12:47 P

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They are worse than rabbits, aren't they. As I cut my corners off for flying geese or other things I go ahead and sew them into pinwheels, If I have just a few inches of fabric left I cut it into 2 1/2 strips for sashing, strip blocks, or binding. As I cut other pieces I toss the leftovers into a box under my cutting table and every now and then go through it and cut them into strips, 5" and 2 1/2 inch squares and put them into a plastic storage drawer till they are needed. I have found these to be my most used sizes, but if I have other sizes left I put them in a drawer labeled "misc strips" or "misc squares".



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2/17/13 12:08 P

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Have you ever noticed that scraps seem to breed! When you use some, it seems harder to put the unused back into their container even though there are fewer of them?

How do you handle these unruly items? What works for you?

Well, it took me awhile, but I cut my scraps into squares 2.5 inches and larger. Then I sorted them by color and stored them in baggies. The strips that are between 1.0 and 2.5 inches are also sorted by color so I can make strips. I have found this method to be easy to use for scrappy quilts. For larger scraps, I store them folded up in the main fabric. The lack of air, since they are trapped in plastic bags, seems to have handled the "breeding." LOL


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