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betweens



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PostSubject: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:54 am

I have been swapping blocks and strips and have been able to make a couple of great scrappy quilts because of it. I found Bonnie hunters site and have done a couple of her quilts they are perfect for doing this.

I have also been trying to cut into my fq's and make very scrappy quilts as well, I have to sit and figure out how to post pictures on this site and see if I can get some posted.

Love scrappy more and more.
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:00 am

Interested in seeing them Betweens!  I have tons of scraps...need some more ideas!
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:30 am

I have really enjoyed all the scrap quilts I have made over the last two years. Have made so many scrap ones that I am ready to do a regular pattern or two. lol! 
Funny thing is, still have scraps! Thud 

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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:48 am

TXMM... here is Bonnie's link for her FREE patterns... there is quite a few and hard to pick just one to do. Grab a cup coffeecup  and take your time looking. I know I ended up printing off several.

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/free-patterns.html

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sewn3w



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:59 am

I was paging thru an old quilting mag yesterday I think mayby 1990ish? and found a pattern for string tulip pattern I thought would be good to tackle that scrap basket. I will see if I can copy and post sometime.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:45 pm

quiltingboard.com has a thread on scrappy quilts.  Last I checked it was 211 pages long with lots of fabulous scrappy quilts. I posted a scrappy set of houses, but butterflies, flowers are a good use of scraps.  I just posted a bunch of my scrappy quilts.  If you expand the subject to include swaps, like our blue and white one a couple of years ago, the subject is limitless.  My Joyous Waves uses one 10' strip or FQ of each color. Many patterns are traditionally done with scraps, such as Apple Core and Dresden Plate. I used scraps for my Hearts quilt and my Girls with Flowers.

One of my favs is called vestibule or square cross  I call it corner square. I just saw a lovely one of these with dark blue stars, including the cornerstones.



Lots of string piecing patterns work well


This is a block pattern I enjoy.
http://www.quilterslastresort.com/gallery/Personal-album-of-quiltermarynel/My-modified-Dresden-pic_4071.htm

Mug rugs and potholders are a good use for scraps.  I also like to use a central theme pieces with scraps around them.


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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:53 pm

Ahhh... that reminds me. I have another envelope of scraps to send, if anyone wants them...

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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:16 pm

FB if noone else wants them I'll take them!
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:22 pm

I still owe one scrap package. I hope to get it out this week, but no guarantees.
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:41 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
I have really enjoyed all the scrap quilts I have made over the last two years. Have made so many scrap ones that I am ready to do a regular pattern or two. lol! 
Funny thing is, still have scraps! Thud 
Maybe you need to impose a fishing rule upon your scraps? When fishing, fish have to be a minimum size to be kept, you need to decide on a legal scrap size and then anything under that must be tossed lol! 

And no, 1/2" is way way too small so think bigger
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:08 pm

lmao 

You may have a point.

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:00 pm

I totally agree. Nonetheless, I still have many scraps.
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: swapping fabrics   Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:00 am

OH thanks for the link....will take a break this afternoon and look...oh my! placard
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