Friday, October 22, 2010

So what do you do...

...if you hate your scraps?
Scraps

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67 comments:

  1. do the butt ugly scrap quiltalong with the fat quarterly? surely something beautiful can come from those scraps...

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  2. You should give them away! I see lots of scraps that I would like in there.

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  3. I think your scraps are beautiful! One woman's trash is another woman's treasure, and those scraps, look like treasure to me!

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  4. Me me me! I love them! But seriously, I was going to suggest a giveaway or the "Scrap Vomit" quilt-along at "i'm a ginger monkey" ... I'm very tempted to start that one ... Have fun!

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  5. cut them into little pieces and make something beautiful out them!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  6. Bag them up into gallon sized ziploc bags and HAVE A GIVEAWAY!

    I won a bag of scraps and used them in my one-a-day 9 patch blocks. I love the fabrics I won. :)

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  7. Do what I do - give them away! I give some to a local quilt group that makes charity quilts, I give some to a local artist who uses them to make jewelry and occasionally I give them away on my blog. It's great feeling to have them out of my house.

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  8. I agree on the 'scrap vomit' quilt-a-long at Ginger Monkey! Anything looks great in a scrappy quilt!!!

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  9. I agree, give them away!! I did that with my scraps, you know what they say ... one man's trash is another man's treasure. Your scraps look lovely to me! :) I'd love to see a round robin scrap swap, where you stuff a box with scraps send it to the first person, they take out what they like and put back in the same amount from their scraps and mail to the next person and so on down the line till the box comes back to you with the same amount you sent out with all new fun scraps!!

    Rachel

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  10. Share them...I will trade a boxfull of mine (that I am SICK of using) for your fresh batch!!

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  11. You swap them with someone who's scrap stash you do like!

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  12. Swapping is the easiest way to get scraps that are new-to-you ;-)

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  13. Cute them smaller.

    Give them away.

    Trade.

    Ignore them.

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  14. I am having the same feeling right now with my scraps. It is not that I hate scraps it is just that I have had these scraps for so long and really how many projects can you make with the same scraps before all the projects seem to look alike.
    I am thinking about giving some of my scraps away.
    I know that Jodi over at pleasant home is having sewing scraps along and she has had some people have scrap giveaway deals.

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  15. I can understand--sometimes when you're done--you're done!
    To me your scraps look wonderful--especially that full moon dot!
    but I think you'll feel differently once they're all together in a warm quilt, no?

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  16. give them a good home...at my house. :)

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  17. Don't give or throw them away--check this out:

    http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2010/08/im-ready-to-call-myself-quilter-now.html

    She saved her scraps for TWO years!

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  18. If you really hate your scraps, you could give them to a charity quilt group.

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  19. You can also do the scrap vomit quilt along with http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.com/2010/10/care-for-some-scrap-vomit-aka-quilt.html

    {I'm doing that by the way}

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  20. Don't hate the scraps. Embrace them, some of the best quilts that I have made have no ryme or reason. Somehow they work out to be treasured.
    Everyone else allready beat me to some of the great scrap projects to date. So If you really don't like scraps. Hold a giveaway, someone will think they are golden.

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  21. I've never met a scrap I didnt like!!

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  22. I have no idea what you do with them. Buy boy, I can relate! :)

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  23. Poor little unloved scraps...they still have so much potential for a beautiful life as a well loved quilt

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  24. I had that problem, then i said "forget it!" I am in the process of cutting into squares of all different sizes and sewing them into blocks enough to put them all in a car quilt. My vision is an ugly, hand-tied, but awesome, quilt for the car that you pull out and junk up when you go to the park/athletics/run errands/rain storm! It will be great! My mother always had some kind of blanket in the car.

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  25. I cut them into nice stacks of different sized squares. One day they'll get put into a picnic blanket or something.

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  26. I give them away.

    Love your blog!

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  27. For your scraps giveaway, you select 3 winners! Too Kool.

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  28. Use them to make a butt ugly quilt that usually turns out pretty nice!

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  29. send them to a new home, who will love them!

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  30. Hate your scraps? I would give them a good home.

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  31. Trade with someone? I would swap a USPS box with you....and from the looks of it our collections would be different

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  32. Tina H. in CaliforniaOctober 22, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    If you don't like your scraps, I see several right on top that I'd be happy with. I'll leave my email in case you'd like to get in touch with me! And thank you very much in advance!
    ttr3@earthlink.net

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  33. Since you hate your scraps I would love to take some off of your hands. You have some very lovely scraps and I would give them a great home. You can email me and maybe we can work something out. Thanks in advance.

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  34. No way! Those scraps! Those are beautiful scraps! Try sorting them by color and see if they look different to you. I seem some really good ones!

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  35. Use them anyways and you will love the overall effect.

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  36. Love the idea of a scrap swap.

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  37. It is just not fair to hate scraps.... and will never do that till the end! If you do, give them a good home.... maybe 'here' at my little studio.

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  38. You jump on the scrap wagon and have a giveaway!!

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  39. You could swap them, give them away, cut them really small and make something out of them, or put them inside a flat pillows for pets and donate the pillows to your local animal shelter.

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  40. Acaso Ud. está pidiendo mi dirección postal??? Jajaja!!! A mí me encantan! Un abrazo!
    GOOGLE TRADUCTOR: "Perhaps you are asking for my postal address?? Hahaha! I love them! A hug!"

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  41. Not that I quite understand the feeling, but i know there are people who just don't like sewing with scraps. If that's how you're feeling just give them away and then you don't have to worry about them anymore. Or...if you really DO want to make something with them, take Jodi's advice and sort them into groups and see if they look more appealing. :)

    You've got some great pieces there. Make some scrappy pincushions. ;)
    ~Teresa

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  42. you could give them to me, and I would love them for you!

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  43. Send them to beginer quilters like me! I would definately give them a loving home! I think I would make lots of string projects for all my friends and family for Christmas and/or make a string quilt, or lots of cushions- one for everyone! And then... I would use the projects to practise my quilting and then give them to people as a surprise to brighten up their day :) I think I am getting a bit over excited!

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  44. Send some to me! I make charity baby quilts :)
    Your scraps are not ones to hate :)
    Mine are! lol.

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  45. I can only repeat what 53 other quilters have said...give them away ;o) You could send them to me, or hand them into Project Linus or the like. Someone will make good use from them.

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  46. Swap scraps with another quilter, hold a Giveaway, follow Pleasant Home Scrap quilt ideas or Imagingermonkey Scrap quilt.

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  47. I homeschool my ds12, and I've been wanting to teach him to quilt. My fabric is off limits, however scraps like that would make a fantastic crazy quilt, and what better way to learn to quilt than with scraps. You could certainly make a crazy quilt with those. Make grab bags for give aways,... or just send it all in a care package :)

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  48. I love your scraps. You could always host a giveaway or something. THe amazing thing about scraps is even though we are tired of them isnt it always amazing how they can be turned into things we love.

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  49. Have a giveaway and/or send some to me! :)
    I joined a blocklotto just for the purpose of emptying my scrap bins. Every month a block and colorway are given. We have up to nine blocks to make (if you have time to participate..I've been out of commission for the summer, but will be back very soon) and winners of all the blocks chosen. I've won a few times which is a bonus, but even if I don't I'm ok with that...scraps have been used up and sent to someone else to put into a quilt. Very satisfying all around! Visit us, you may like it!

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  50. pass them to someone who doesn't hate them, but could love them! :)

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  51. Send them to me :)

    Or yes, the Scrap Vomit quilt along!

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  52. I just did a mono-chromatic crazy quilt strip. All the pieces, no matter how small or ugly seem to work well together this way. Otherwise...I'm a give it away girl. No guilt, no effort.

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  53. Giveaway! I LOVE LOVE LOVE scraps!

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  54. Anina, I'd be MORE THAN HAPPY to come over and help you with those! :)

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  55. I give them away.
    1. to sew-n-tell (my mini group)
    2. to Love quilts (local charity project)
    3. add them to the pet bed stuffing box.

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  56. Organise a scrap swap? Get in touch with Jodi at Pleasant Home and I be she'll want you to advertise it with her for her scrap along...

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  57. I think it's funny that you hate your scraps cause I LOVE them :) I'm always so interested to see what scraps people have... the same goes for gardens. I'm hooked!

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