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14 Mar 2009 12:33 #33295

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Congrats Florence! I would have expected smaller pieces for scraps as well.

Oh well! Enjoy!! :D

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14 Mar 2009 10:45 #33288

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If it makes YOU happy, don't care what anyone else thinks! On the other extreme, it makes me "itchy" to buy less than two yards of any fabric. I'll never understand the fat quarters, or all those pastry cuts that are so popular now. The quilt world - something for everyone!
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Ricky's scraps 14 Mar 2009 10:16 #33286

Yesterday I received the scraps I won from the (secret) caption contest! As expected, BEAUTIFUL stuff. Unexpected tho was the size of the pieces... while some are narrower than 18", they're all larger than a FQ altogether. 8 pieces, together it must total 3 yards easily. NICE :D I expected, and would have been happy with charm-size pieces, stuff leftover from applique kinds of pieces... really 'the leavings' :roll:

The word "scraps" evokes in me the idea of much smaller pieces. I have to force myself to throw away pieces smaller than an inch wide! I have some little craft drawers sorted by color, and a big plastic jar for the really tiny stuff, I envision a string quilt in my future. I know we've had a thread before about "how small is too small to keep" but I thought I'd ask what do you think of when you think 'scraps'??
If you're NOT a scrap keeper, do you toss those pieces? (you can admit it, although others here might end up negotiating for them!)
(I BUY scrap bags from my LQS)
I've only made 2 scrap quilts so far, but I'm ready for the next one!
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