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    So I sorted my scraps

    ... into three (big) piles: those of at least 2.5" width (typically jelly roll snippets), those that are smaller than that and those that are larger. I have a lot of those tiny scraps! I did throw out some that I realise not even my currently tiniest paper pieced patterns will make use of, but I have loads of bits of about an inch or so.

    So - what's your favourite pattern that would make good use of such tiny scraps? I can google, but I'd like to see your favourites.

    Thanks in advance!
    ~ Anna ~

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    Postage Stamp quilt! I so want to do one of these but I sure don't have the time or patients right now.
    Thank you,

    Ginny K

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      I will, one day, make one of those quilts with all the little houses!!!! I love it!
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        Originally posted by GinnyKNC View Post
        Postage Stamp quilt! I so want to do one of these but I sure don't have the time or patients right now.
        I love this one as it has the postage stamp with an Irish chain look
        postage Stamp quilt - Bing Images
        Thank you,

        Ginny K

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          I had a lot of fun making my string quilt. As long as the strip of fabric was at least an inch wide I used it. My strips were all different widths. I just made sure to use a while strip in the center of each block to sort of tie things together.
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            P1012727 little geisha quilt front.jpgP1012728 little geisha quilt close up.jpg
            Here is my Little Geisha quilt. Each square is 3 1/2" cut size and it's a D9P. It's about 34" square. I just couldn't bear to throw away the last bits of geisha fabric.

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              Originally posted by Wwena View Post
              ... into three (big) piles: those of at least 2.5" width (typically jelly roll snippets), those that are smaller than that and those that are larger. I have a lot of those tiny scraps! I did throw out some that I realise not even my currently tiniest paper pieced patterns will make use of, but I have loads of bits of about an inch or so.

              So - what's your favourite pattern that would make good use of such tiny scraps? I can google, but I'd like to see your favourites.

              Thanks in advance!
              I like Bonnie Hunters string quilts . And you can sew all the strips togheter and cut out squares or halfsquares and then make a pattern of your choise. There is plenty you can make with scraps.

              Let us know when and what you decide to do

              Annika
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                I love this quilt. Always wondered what a d9p would look like with smaller blocks. Gonna try this real soon

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                  I get lost for hours looking through Bonnie Hunter's site: Quiltville's Quips & Snips!! She has lots of great free patterns on her site. She is also doing a live webcam again tonight. She sews and talks to us - answers questions, etc. It is a lot of fun. Never thought that I would like to watch someone else sew, but she also explains her scrap process and upcoming projects.
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                    I have a lot of irregular shaped scraps.
                    Just picked up some adding machine paper rolls. I am just going to sew all these little pieces (or not so little) onto the roll of paper and then make crazy strips for a cuddelicious lap throw.
                    Got that tip from a Craftsy class.
                    I can just sew yards and yards of this and cut it to whatever length I need. (might need a glass or 2 of wine for this non-stop sewing session)
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                      I love crazy quilts. One of my to-do's is making those into throw pillows. One of these days...

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                        does anyone know what the size of the blocks used in those quilts would be?
                        :icon_wave:Joan

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                          Thanks so much for all the tips!

                          I'm thinking a postage stamp quilt might be a good idea. I will look at all these ideas before deciding though.
                          ~ Anna ~

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                            #14
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                            I just randomly sewed together my scraps and then cut 6" squares to use.



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                              For all the little trimmings, I've been making hot pads for the table, roughly 10x10. I layer, from the bottom up, flannel, InsulBright, batting, another flannel and then the itty bitty strings. I need to run at least 3 parallel rows of stitching each way to get most of the loose ends tied down. Then I bind it.

                              I've started saving my trimmings by project so that it's easier to pull strings when I'm making hot pads. I advise people that they are table top only, not microwavable, not suggested for pulling stuff out of the oven and DEFINITELY not for use by open flame.

                              They look a little Jackson Pollack, but they're fun and can be made entirely of scraps.
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