Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nothing but Scraps

Let's empty out those overflowing scrap bins to make room for some new loot!

The "rules":
1. You are not allowed to buy fabric for this challenge.
2. Make quilts using only scraps from your scrap bin. What you call a "scrap" is completely up to you. As we saw from yesterday's comments, opinions vary widely on this topic.
3. Do consider the difference between "scrap" and "stash" when choosing fabric.
4. There are no other rules.

If you'd like to join in, leave a comment on this post and I'll create a list of all your blogs so we can have a look at each other's projects.

I've also created a Flickr group.

And, of course, a button if you'd like.
Nothing but Scraps button
And code for it:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/nothingbutscraps/"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/3290095541_4a01b2cc2f_o.gif"></a>

Let's have some scrappy fun!

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93 comments:

  1. can I use the quilt I'm already working on ? if so, count me in. ;o) ooxx`jodi

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  2. I should probably join this seeing as I have about 5 bins full of scraps!

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  3. I'm in too! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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  4. Sounds fun-- and I might actually do it, if I commit here!

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  5. I'm already (slowly) working on a scrap quilt, does it count?? If yes, count me in please.

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  6. what a great idea...my mom and i make baby blankets...she's the real seamstress...I'm sendn' her your way! thanks for the inspiration. love your blog.

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  7. I think I have to do this. My scraps are taking over my life!

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  8. I think I'd like to give it a try!

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  9. I would LOVE to do this! I'm in!!

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  10. I have started making a scrappy log cabin...all scraps...I'd like to join in

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  11. I'm in! I've been planning a string quilt for ages - even have the strips all set up to sew. This is the added incentive I need to get going!

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  12. Would love to join in! Is there a deadline???

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  13. great idea, I just finished a scrappy little wall hanging and am already in the mood for another!

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  14. Diabolical: it's like reverse psychology. You CAN'T buy new fabric, so you WANT to, and you use up scraps so you don't even feel guilty when you go shopping! LOL. I'm totally in :P. Although I was kind of going to use up my Christmas fabric scraps for your flying geese BOM.

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  15. I'm in too. I have a lovely pile of scraps that have been calling my name. -Allison cluckclucksew.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh, I'm in. Is there a deadline for completion of the project or is it an ongoing challenge?

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  17. I'm in - I so have to get rid of some of my scraps!

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  18. Fun fun! I would love to join. Gonna take me prob'ly 2 wks to finish anything tho. lol. Niki in AZ. I'm adding the button now, as well, and joining the flickr grp.

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  19. This may just be the incentive I need to get started on the ideas floating in my head!

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  20. a project with scraps. i can't wait to see what you've come up with.

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  21. I love the challenge and would love to get in on this!!:) I need it A LOT!!! Sounds fun!

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  22. i'm in, too! thanks for hosting. it'll be great to see what everyone comes up with.

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  23. I would love to join as well! Thanks!

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  24. I'm going to do my best to play along! Thanks for the challenge, I'm definitely not lacking scraps.

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  25. i'm in! i'm hoping the back can be non-scrappy?

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  26. Oooh, YES!!! I'm excited. I love this block and there are TONS of scraps in my "quarters".

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. i'm absolutely in! thanks for hosting...this is a great idea.

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  28. I am new to the world of quilt blogs...and blogs in general...how fun. I'm in.

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  29. Sounds like allot of fun please include me

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  30. Ok, I'm intrigued. We just have to make something out of nothing but scraps?? Is there a deadline? I'm seriously thinking I can do this.

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  31. I'd like to join, please. Scrap projects are my favourites.

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  32. I've actually challenged myself to see how many quilts/quilted items I can make without buying anything this year. So far I've made a table runner and three quilt tops. So far, so good! :)

    I'm going to Paducah in April, though. So I'm sure my moratorium will be over by then, but I'll join in your challenge since I'm already doing it anyway!

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  33. I'm in! This is the motivation I've needed to finally do something with those scraps. Thanks!

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  34. Group quilting makes me DO SOMETHING--I sure could go for a finished scrappy project. I have several that need me to spend some time with them. I am in.

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  35. I would love to be a part of this
    my scraps are taking over!
    please count me in.
    thanks

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  36. Please sign me up, I so need some motivation to get back into sewing and blogging. Adds xx

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  37. I left my msg of interest in other post. But Ill post here to show my interest to join this cause. got loads of scraps and this cause will help me to really use up my scraps.

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  38. Count me in! Scrap quilts are my favorite!

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  39. I will give it a shot but it will probably turn out to be a doll size quilt since I have very few scraps right now.

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  40. I would love to join in also! I have a large amount of scraps that I need to deal with! Great idea!
    jenn

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  41. Wow! I love using up my scraps and I am glad to have found a like-minded group!

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  42. I just had to move my scraps to bigger bins...I'm in!

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  43. Can I join in on the fun also?? I won't be able to actually start making anything until the basement is completed (sewage back-up) but I have been going through my fabrics to sort, divest, and organize. . . and I have an overflowing box of scraps that I plan on attacking first once my sewing room is back.

    Blog addy is: http://www.bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

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  44. I want to join in! I have so many scraps and now I have an excuse to get rid of them!

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  45. I'd love to join, but I don't have a blog.

    Barb

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  46. Count me in! Hmm, difference between scrap and stash, eh? I think I can do it.

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  47. Count me in...I just started a quilt from my scrap drawers (bins weren't big enough!) and it doesn't seem to have made a dent!

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  48. Yes, I'd like to participate. I love scraps!

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  49. I would love to join in, if i am not too late! my stash needs some busting!and my scraps. I will probably use both. fun!

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  50. I have started this quilt with you and I am using from my scraps. and would love to be a queen of anything

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  51. I just did the Celebrating Handmade swap and I made everything from leftovers. I really enjoyed it, and I am planning on making more from my scraps.
    Count me in on the fun!

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  52. I would love to join, pretty please! Scrappy is beautiful!

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  53. I have seen this around and I want to play too! I have heaps of scraps that NEED to be transformed into something practicle before our move in July. Count me in my dear!

    xo
    Tia

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  54. i would love to join in. pretty please? what is the time frame for completion?

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  55. EXCELLENT idea! I have an out-of-control scraps pile and the need for more space. It's win-win! I'm in too.

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  56. This has definitely has my name on it. I love my scraps but I am sick of looking at them so it's time to use them up. Thanks for doing this.
    Kathi

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  57. I will join too.. is there a date to be done by?

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  58. I'm in...I so need to work through my scraps!

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  59. Great idea - I´m in! Maria

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  60. blogless but certainly not scrapless.....would love to play along. thx so much

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  61. I'm in. Although my quilts are usually scrappy this year my goal is to use up scraps from the scrappy quilts. I've always bought another fabric to set the blocks or do the borders so this will be an additional challenge. Buy nothing!

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  62. I am in! I have some scraps I am ready to turn into a quilt.

    http://loveblankets.blogspot.com/

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  63. Me too! Since I can't bear to throw them away, I might as well use them. Thanks for the nudge.

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  64. Hi Anina,
    Is it too late to join in your scrappy projects? I love making sraps quilt!

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  65. I would love to join in on the fun!

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  66. I'd love to join. I made 5 quilts for Christmas and I have lots of scraps. Hope it's not too late.

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  67. I'm very interested in joining in if it's possible. Hope that I'm not too late.

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  68. I'm in. I have been wordering what to do with a box of little bits and pieces for a while. This sounds fun

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  69. I have just found this gorgeous blog. I have just finished my latest scrap quilt, wish I had of found you sooner !!! Oh well I will just have to start another..

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  70. I'm in, and I've already started!!

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  72. Sorry, I just realised you are talking about 'quilt' not just any sewing items! I'm not very good at quilting so I will be reading instead. Have fun!

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  73. yes would like join..
    tell me what the requirments...
    let's have some fun

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  74. I have so many scrap bits as I can throw nothing away. It would be a good idea to use some up.

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  75. I just joined your flicker group and posted my scrap blocks. This is fun!

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  76. I'm not sure if this is still open to join, but I'd love to be a part of this group! I have lots of scraps as I find it hard to toss even the smallest of bits.

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  77. Hello from Alaska, and sign me up! I've got lots of scraps.... and I just joined Amanda Jeans round two of her nine patch sew a long!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  78. Please also count me in. I'm a new quilter and apparently so proud to find out that I have a box of scrap (eventually).

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  79. This is something I definitely need to join! I actually swapped for someone else's scraps--when I have 2 large pails full! :)

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  80. Joined and added pictures to the flickr group! What fun. Just having trouble getting the button on my blog. Might just be a problem with blogger right now! Great idea, I love being thrifty!!

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  81. I'm a little late in the game. But I love to sew with scraps. I joined the flikr group. Thanks for creating this fun group.

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  82. I would love to join. I have only been quilting since September and have quite a box of scraps already

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