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November 08, 2007


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I'm afraid to leave a comment because I have too many scraps of my own! ;-)

I too have been thinking about making some scrap quilts but just haven't quite found the time yet. Must chain myself to the sewing machine one day!

Lauri Smith

My best use of scraps so far was using the bigger ones to make little security blankies for children in orphanages in China. I did this last Spring. There was a group going over that included the neice of another blogger and they were asking for 12X12 "blankies" that the babies and kids could hold onto, and have something for themselves. Each one I made was a different fabric, backed with Minkee or Chenille, and I sewed a little piece of silky ribbon into a seam, in case they liked the feel of silk (like my husband does! lol! But that's our little secret!) I think I made a dozen, and if I ever come across something like this again, I'll make even more!

Cherri House

Lauri that's a wonderful project...I bet it meant the world to those children!

Nancy Stevens

What I do with scraps is separate them by colors. Then sometimes when I have a group of blocks that belong together in a top but there aren't enough for a full top, I make filler blocks made from the scraps of the appropriate color. The filler blocks are usually made up of 1.5" squares. I've done this twice now, and been pleased with the results both times.


What a wonderful project and very clever use of your scraps. Don't enter me into your give-away though -- I can't keep track of my own scraps -- I need to take a page out of your book!

Vivian Love

A girl can never have enough scraps. I'll enter your little give-away! This is what I do with scraps. I make little "prayer rugs" for the kids at our church. You've probably already seen this. It's no biggie. I blogged about it here: http://quiltswithlove.blogspot.com/2007/09/waste-not-want-not.html


A wonderful project!!!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands


My best way to use up scraps is to make them into string quilts. That way there is no matching and it appears that all fabrics bright & dull seem to work!!! You can even slip in your "uglies" and they work too!! I have started to do string themes which is also lots of fun. You can enter me into you give away - I can always use more scraps...........

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