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April 25, 2013


Tina in NJ

I use the bigger scraps to make scrappy blocks that sometimes actually make it into quilts. Smaller scraps get sewn together for "made fabric" (a.k.a. crumbs), which I use as parts of blocks. These include half the diamonds in leMoyne stars and the centers of sawtooth stars. I started a Granmother's Flower Garden to use up 30s reproduction scraps. I have a hard time throwing anything away.


I want to get dyeing my own fabric and this would be an incentive as I tried to make more for bigger quilts or add to fibre art stuff. I'm really liking solids or sorta solids as opposed to patterns. It is good to be thankful! bless you!

sarah did it!

Recently...scraps = hexie projects :)
I may have doubled my UFOs thanks to this addiction to hexies.


Hi there - love all these (especially purple ones :-)) What do I do with scraps - well that's easy - not only do I collect other peoples scraps just to have them but I turn them into Kindle covers, notebook covers and have even made fabrics for my costumes from them too !!! I would love to win some of yours.


I love taking the fabrics from a bunch of different projects and combining them in mile a minute blocks because it's fast and the results are always a surprise but this month I'm working on a log cabin scrap quilt made with only my batik scraps and loving the depth color play there as well. Thanks for sharing your scraps, projects, etc.!

Linda Fleming

I think I' d like to make a rainbow colored quilt with your beautiful Catenary scraps.


Your Catena quilt is stunning. I would love these scraps to add to the red fabrics I already have from you to make a similarily stunning quilt!

Margaret Griffiths

I love all that texture on your hand dyed scraps. What would I do with it if I won, you mean beside look at it, pet it and hoard it, probably make a new scrappy hand bag.

Debra S

What do I do with scraps? ha! Ha! ha! Ha! What don't I do with them?

Mary Ann

Some would likely go into my steampunk sewing pouch I am making out of a Lowe's tool pouch. Then I am in a Flickr group called add a border and would use them for base blocks or the borders on the blocks I received. Third, I need to make a lap quilt for my friends husband that has been out ill, into that too!


I dithered a lot here - I do have some scraps still from my own set of the gradient control strips, so perhaps I shouldn't want more - then again, having more could mean that I'd add them to what I have leftover from my baby quilt project and actually use the pieces up!

Joanna Mack

I'd use many of these wonderful pieces to do improvisational piecing, but I really have my eye on a dark charcoal piece near the top of the right hand stack. Last night's atmospheric moon gave me a idea for a quilt that shows moon reflections on clouds as the clouds scud across the sky.


Oooh, those fabrics are gorgeous. I love to make scrappy quilts and the more colors the better! Then I make placemats with whatever is left over after each quilt.

Gene Black

I love sewing the scraps into larger pieces which then become parts of quilts. Scrappy and unique is my favorite type of quilt to make.


I like to make string or crumb blocks with my scraps. I usually see a few at a time and when I have enough for a quilt then I put them together.

Eileen Keane

Vicki, those hand dyes are gorgeous! I'd combine them with my Kaffe Fassett fabrics for my Roseville Album quilt! YUM!

Maxine H

Beautiful scraps! They would look so stunning made into a lap quilt for the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study. I LOVE your Catena pattern. Thank you for sharing!

Becky in KCMO

Strange how we have our own scraps, but someone else's look so enticing. I would use these in a variety of ways: perhaps they would lend themselves to my next Scrap Squad assignment, some cut into 5" squares for a friend with CP to sew together, the list could go on and on. Thanks for having a give-away, and thanks for all the great pattern ideas you post. I love your gradations.

Quilter Kathy

I admit that I hoard scraps! Sometimes they take over my quilting time, and the original project is forgotten :)
And I have learned that other people's scraps are WAY more interesting than our own. Yours are gorgeous and I would probably make some miniature quilts with them, which I donate to various organizations for silent auction fundraisers.

katie z.

I'd start by laying them all out and forbidding my children from touching them, probably for days. Eventually, I'll have a brilliant (or not-so-brilliant) idea or my children will eventually take them, and they'll get stitched up into something fun!

Sharon Spingler

I use my scraps to make charity quilts for CPS (childrens protective services) I make them as fast as I can and take them to guild the first Saturday of every month and they are gone as soon as CPS gets them. Since I joined the guild 3 years ago, I've donated around 40 slightly larger than crib sized quilts. I have just about run out of fabric I can use tho.

Elizabeth Gibson

I use them when I machine appliqué quilts for Project Linus.

Linda Swanekamp

I would use the fabric to make the quilts I give to chemo patients. I make crumb quilts and wonky log cabins. I also use the tiniest scraps for landscape pictures. I would be willing to pay postage. Check out my quilts and pictures on my blog -

Marian Moody

Like some of the others have said, other people's scraps seem so much more interesting than our own. Other people's color combinations seem to jump start my inspiration, then add my own little touches of color, and then voila! a great project seems to jump forth from the pile! Like you, I love to save even the smallest scraps for a future project (the coordinating work is already done), and hate to waste an inch of fabric that could be used creatively in a useful way. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

Barb in MI

I try to use mys craps especially for Bonnie Hunter mysteries. Right now I am doing 70 blue scrappy signature blocks for a 70 bday quilt - and hope to see a change in mys crap bins... I am also eyeing the whirly gig pattern and do have the twist and stitch ruler - that should be good for square size scraps.
Your Catena quilt is amazing!

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