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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    Jenny talks about doing what seaturtle suggests in the latest tutorial .....The Friendship Pinwheel Quilt.
    Here's the tutorial
    https://youtu.be/JVva-OjTzqA
    I like this newest tutorial and thinking about using the "extra" fat quarter (as Jenny called it) as part of the border when making this quilt.
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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    I wish I had known how to save the snowballed scraps when I made my grandson's quilt. I had around 400 snowballed corners. I still have the scraps, but the cut edges are not even. I am pretty sure that I will, someday, use them for something. But going forward, I am going to make 1/2 square triangles with everything I snowball.

    Last summer, I began disciplining myself to manage all my project leftovers. I have 5" squares, 2.5" squares, 2.5" strips, 1.5" strips, and other strips and pieces of varying sizes. From all my leftovers I have made an EPP top, several EPP mug rug tops, my leader-ender top, a mile-a-minute top, and now I am making 2.5" four patches. I am enjoying being productive and frugal with these leftovers. When I make a 75" X 90" quilt top out of scraps/leftovers that would have been thrown away, that is around 4.5 yards of material and money being saved.

    Anything that cannot be salvaged, like trimmings and teeny tiny pieces are saved to be used as stuffing for pet beds, as has already been mentioned.
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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    I made this little quilt (my husband's favorite) with those leftovers. Used them for all of the star points. There are so many patterns that require HST's. It is easy to incorporate them into other quilts so they aren't wasted.
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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
    I made this little quilt (my husband's favorite) with those leftovers. Used them for all of the star points. There are so many patterns that require HST's. It is easy to incorporate them into other quilts so they aren't wasted.
    I love it, great use of all those saved pieces. It doesn't look like a little quilt, what size is it?

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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    I made this dresser topper from the left over triangles left from snowballing blocks for this quilt. An easy way to get your HST's sewn is to use the triangles as leaders and enders while you are piecing another project.
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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    Snowballing corners seems extremely tedious to me. For a single block, you have to cut five squares. Stitch four times along the diagonals, cut four times, at least. Then square the block. PHEW!!!
    And I am not even talking about waste yet.

    If I can, I try to come up with a different method of making that block without snowballing. If not, there are several other patterns - NEXT...
    I did share my method of making Jenny's Double Square Star Block.
    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/how...ll-method.html
    Hope it helps someone.

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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    I often do as seaturtle suggests, and have made some really cute table runners and small quilts with those triangle squares. Can't seem to find any of them right now (most of my stuff is in storage) or I would add some pictures. The one I remember most is the signature quilt I made for my ds when he got married. Their quilt had snowballed corners, and I used the bonus triangle squares to make a small quilt for myself and one that we ended up giving as a prize at their reception.
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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    Quote Originally Posted by goofyizzy View Post
    I made this dresser topper from the left over triangles left from snowballing blocks for this quilt. An easy way to get your HST's sewn is to use the triangles as leaders and enders while you are piecing another project.

    Brilliant!

    I made the Four Patch Snow Ball quilt... from Jenny's tutorial. Piece cake! Nothing tedious about it. I'd make it again. (I took this border off and put on a Purple one in the line.

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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    I save my snowball scraps in a ziploc baggie.
    You can pretty much use 'em to snowball any quilt block.
    I wonder what a snowballed log cabin block would look like?

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    Default Re: Snowballing and fabric waste.

    I have been saving all the waste and then trying to sew them together. This 1/2 inch seam is a great idea and then they are already little squares.

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