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    Show me your cans...

    ...your trash cans that is! (Get your mind out of the gutter!)

    After a morning of working on the matching quilts the Mrs. and I are making for our moms, our can runneth over with all sorts of scraps. Maybe we should take a break and clean up? Who has time for that?!



    I am happy to report that the 12 pieces of fabric we started with were cut into 156 pieces, which were sewn into 24 blocks which were cut into 72 pieces. which are sitting in piles waiting to be reconstructed into 24 new blocks and a border.
    Loosely based on a true story.

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    Ryan, I see many useful scrap pieces in your can.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
      Re: Show me your cans...

      Looks like a string quilt is in the making after the holidays!
      Debbie

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        #4
        Re: Show me your cans...

        If the scraps are too small for another quilt, I remember reading on the forum in the past that some people put all those scraps in a pillow case and sew it shut and animal shelters use those pillows.
        Dawn
        A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

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          #5
          Re: Show me your cans...

          You need a bigger scrap bin!
          Be who you are and say what you feel
          because those who mind don't matter,
          and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

          http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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            #6
            Re: Show me your cans...

            String quilt material!!
            *~* Myrna *~*
            *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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              #7
              Re: Show me your cans...

              I opt for the bigger can idea. when I am on a sewing streak everytime hubby comes out here asking if my can needs emptying and is surprised when its full sometime 3 or 4 times a day. granted its not that big standard wastebasket size but still. I am not a small scrap saver no room.
              sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
              Time spent with cats is never wasted.
              Sigmund Freud

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                #8
                Re: Show me your cans...

                Originally posted by DCM View Post
                If the scraps are too small for another quilt, I remember reading on the forum in the past that some people put all those scraps in a pillow case and sew it shut and animal shelters use those pillows.
                This is a great idea. I am going to get a new can and dedicate it to only scraps and selvedges just for this!
                "You've never really learned to live until you've done something for someone for which they can never repay you." ~Ralph Hall

                "Party like a BLOCK-STAR"

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