Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Scraps not Swaps…

Everyone knows I love swaps!
BUT
There is another thing I love too!
I love scraps of fabric!
Not scraps of paper or food, but fabric!
What a happy girl am I, to receive someone else’s scraps of fabric!
It is amazing the fabrics you can receive from a scrap bag. Fabrics, I might overlook at the quilt shop become a treasure when you only have a small bit!
It could have just the perfect color, or little picture that you need to finish a block. This is what I LOVE to do with scraps!

Happy Sewing!


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15 comments:

  1. I love scrappy quilts and should really make more of them. I do keep a big shopping near my cutting table and I call it Barb's Bag. I put my leftovers in it and donate them to friend Barb. She makes lots of charity quilts and is always thrilled with her bags of goodies.

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  2. Like Stephanie, I have a "Barb Bag". I am thinking of making a scrap quilt myself though. Trying to squeeze that in my schedule!

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  3. Aren't scraps fun! I spy our mutually loved house fabric in this block!

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  4. OH...I'm with you Jane...I LOVE someone else's scraps..LOVE...LOVE
    LOVE them...no matter what size the scrap is!!!

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  5. I love scraps! It's even more fun when they are someone else's scraps :)

    I save almost all my scraps to use in string or scrappy quilts later. I'm working on a string quilt now to hopefully put a dent in my scrap drawer(s). Not making much a dent yet though :)

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  6. The thing that makes that block so great is your selection of fabrics. Love the bird in the middle square.

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  7. I love scraps too and love the block you made. What is that called? Instructions Please!!!!!!!!! I make lots of charity quilts and been doing the string blocks but like yours too.
    Please let me know at sewfinequilting@gmail.com

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  8. I say Scrap on Jane....Scrap on!!

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  9. Me too!
    One person's scraps are another person's quilt /treasure!
    Julia ♥

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  10. Only just found you and I am soo disappointed I missed out on the Halloween swap!
    How do I sign up for the next one?
    thanks!

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  11. Hi Anonymous, there is not pattern, just have fun, tooznie, you were a no-reply so I hope you read this, sign up will be first week of September and I would love to have you, but I need a way to contact you.

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  12. love, love, love your scrappy block! ☺

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  13. Oh I totally agree with you 100%. What others throw away can be just the perfect thing you need!
    Love how you put your scraps together.. very cute!

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  14. Sew true my dear. This block is ssw cute!

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  15. Beautiful block!! I really love scraps too! I find that I am more appreciative of smaller pieces of fabric than the larger ones for some reasons.

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