I use what my favorite shop owner calls "sew on, sew off" pieces, as has been described as landing strips or scraps. For these strips I have another quilt that requires a lot of small pieces to be sewn together, and keep these pieces by the machine, hence, no wasted thread, no wasted time. Before I know it, I have an additional quilt top done.
Zees..., Awesome idea. If I'd just do one quarter inch seam on these instead of reusing them, I coud actually cut them into pieces for a scrappy quilt. I think you should send this tip into Fons & Porter. I really feel like you could cash in on this one.
Bonnie Hunter uses, and has used, the idea of the leader/ender pieces for years; and she uses pieces that will eventually become a quilt. I think she cuts lots of squares various sizes, and then while she's pieceing whatever quilt, she's also starting on a scrappy one. I'm pretty sure she explains more about this at her site. Here's the address
Thanks so much for letting me know Bonnie has it in her book. I just bought it this last week. Bonnie was in our local shop just about a month ago. She was visiting her mother over Mother's Day---neat ladies--both of them.
Judy, Thanks for the info. Will go to the quilt site to see about this. What a unique idea. Kind of killing two birds with one stone--so to speak!!
I totally agree; Bonnie is a neat lady. I've know her since we met at a get-together in Salt Lake City when we both belonged to an online called Inter-Quilt, I think. It's a number of years ago.