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claudia Posted: Sun, Jun 3 2012 1:15 PM

I first learned to sew, then became a scrapbooker-cardmaker, but have always wanted to learn to quilting,   At 59, I completed my first quilt, and I don't mind admitting, I prefer machine quilting.With my 3 favorite crafts, and not wanting to waste any fabric, I am trying to keep up with my quilting projects scrap management.  After I trim my scraps into npieces, I am left with real little scrap pieces which could be use to design a block for a get well card or just a hello card, or decorate your favorite insulated see-thru beverage cup.

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Patti replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 3:01 AM

Welcome localgirl.  I really like that beverage cup idea.

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Welcome localgirl,

Very creative idea to use the scraps for cards and insulated cups.

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Nana replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 6:03 AM

Welcome Localgirl.  Hope you enjoy your time with us.

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 7:29 AM

Localgirl,welcome to the culb and the wonderful quilting world , Happy to have you joining us . barbara

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gini replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 12:11 PM

hi local girl, welcome to the group.    that's a good idea for scraps

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Wekcome to the group local girl.   Great ideas you have for scaps.

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Pretty soon we'll be saving the threads!! Always a new idea to use up the tiniest little bit.  Welcome, and I will be throwing mine into puppy pillows.  They love them too!!

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Ramona replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 1:59 PM

Great idea! I should send my scraps to my daughter who absolutely loves scrapbooking.

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 3:57 PM

Welcome, Localgirl. Well aren't you creative. I had thought about covering a journal in Civil War reproduction fabric to make a journal about the making of the quilt and research about that time period  for this quilt, for the Civil War BOM that I am in. See Parasols and Fabric under Groups. It is so fun.

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Susie replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 4:14 PM

I'll add my welcome to the list.

There is a Scrap happy group that Nana runs.  I have to say, it's AWESOME!  I can't let go of my control enough to do a really scrappy quilt yet, but I'm trying.  I also save most of my scraps.  The ones that are too skinny to do anything with I was saving to stuff into pillows or stuffies for the grands.  But I have to get better at cutting them into usable pieces first.  Mine are just a bundle of mush in a bag.

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Lola B replied on Tue, Jun 5 2012 6:32 PM

Vivian, I am saving my thread!  I kept a snip-it bag by my sewing machine adn when i clip threads in it goes.  Then when it gets a bunch, I make sure it is in short pieces (put the bunch on my cutting board and run my rotary cutter through it) then stuff it in an mesh bag (like onions come in) and tie it off, hang it outside and the birdies love it for nesting materials.

I save my scraps also, the long skinny ones go in a mesh clothes hamper and I use these for a scrappy string quilt.

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Lola - I tried hanging a bag of threads and yarns out for the birdies but I guess they didn't like my color choices.  :o) 

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