August 9, 2010

squares n' strips n' scraps

It's almost that time. You know...when a certain something should be shipping to certain shops at a certain time in the oh so near future (!!!!!) Really, i'm trying to contain myself. So rather than shower you with more exclamation points, here are some recent views from around the studio. What is going on here? Hmm...well, there are some piles of these...
and strips and squares of these...
and this stuff is all over the floor...
Does anyone have any clever ways to use this?
Anyway, "it" should be all sewn together (soon), and I am sooo excited to share it with you (soon).

26 comments:

  1. I've never tried this, but those teeny strips look a lot like the "grass" that you put in an Easter basket, or any type of gift basket really.

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  2. Loving all those yummy scraps!
    For the tiniest, not possible to use in even a string quilt, I stuff them into pillows that I make for my dogs & cats. I'm also saving them up to make pillows to donate to the local animal shelters. They make great stuffing ☺

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  3. My shipment arrived last week, and it is divine in person :-)

    The only good use for those scraps is the bin! Look forward to seeing your quilt though.

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  4. Can't wait to see your project! Mine is waiting for me to sit and bind it :)

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  5. Hmmm...yummy fabrics (!!!!! ;o) )
    I've heard that they're good to stuff pincushions...but I've never tried it myself.

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  6. The anticipation is killing me too!

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  7. I stuff the cuttings into a jar, which I think looks pretty, especially as it layers up, and then use it to stuff pillows or doggie beds.
    I'm waiting on my Fandango to get here!

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  8. I think the dog bed idea is brilliant! Way to go with that one. I've often put scraps into jars, too. They look so colorful up on a shelf.

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  9. I started a queen size quilt with Fandango... all the blocks are together now I just have to wait until we are back from Itaaly to get the top finished. I love this line so much. The gift bag/basket idea was the thing that came to mid for me too...

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  10. I can't wait to see your quilt!

    FANDANGO is FANTABULOUS :0)

    XOXO,
    Stefanie

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  11. Just waiting to cut up my charms, don't know what I want to do with it yet. It's almost to pretty to cut, plus I want yardage of it to. Waiting, waiting, waiting!

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  12. Several things can be done with "this" and nothing gets wasted from a piece of fabric at all: sew them into a pillowcase for donation to an animal shelter, use for stuffing when sending gifts in a box, I use tiny strips and am slowly hand sewing them into a colorful rag rug, you can arrange them and play with placement and size and color and use tulle and sew over it to add to an art quilt, put some on the bottom of a container you stand scissors, pencils or whatever in and they won't get ruined on the bottom. I think that's enough for now. Have a great day!

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  13. Eeee. I can't wait for my store to get their shipment!!!

    What are you up to Missy??

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  14. Can't wait to see what you're sewing! Even the scraps are beautiful!

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  15. :)

    I've got a Fandango project "baking"... can't wait to show you... I just know you're going to love it. :)

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  16. LOL Kate you always have the best tags for our posts! Go quilty Kate go!! Ready for some Misty Fuse yet? ;)

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  17. Oh ya, can't wait for (more) Fandango! I actually have some already because I was able to get my hands on a Moda Scrap Bag that was all Fandango..woohoo!

    You can definitely use the scraps as stuffing - very eco-friendly!

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  18. I can't wait !!!!!
    I keep hounding the quilt shops in my area wanting, stalking, anticapating.
    I just can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  19. My Fandango Layer Cake arrived today, but I don't think I dare cut into it yet :) I love all the fabrics. I come from Spain -love your surname, by the way ;) - and I think you did a great job with this line fabric! :)

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  20. YAY for fandango! I can't wait! I've got a new MBS project made with fandango and I love it! :)

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  21. I love the fabrics,as for teh scraps, I use them for pincushion filler or pet beds.I keep all mine in a bucket or plastic coffee can,that I keep near my cutting table.or for decoration stuff them in clear jars.thanks for sharing,Amy

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  22. I keep a gallon size ziplk bag pinned to my cutting and sewing table so I can scoop all the clippings/"stuff" into the baggie. I donate these bags of color coordinated pieces to our neighborhood elem school for their 5th grade paper making projects.

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  23. Stuffing is what I use it for too...if fun becuase you know its there and that way there is no waste at all.

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  24. Stuffing is what I use it for too...if fun becuase you know its there and that way there is no waste at all.

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  25. One of the ladies in our quilt group puts these type of trimmings in different sizes and styles of glass jars to decorate with. She doesn't even pull out the small ones, just gives the a fluff, kind of like tossing a salad, LOL and drops them in. Then adds a coordinating ribbon or rick rack to an appropriate place on the jar and they are really just cute and pretty and fun. I had some old glass salt and pepper shakers that were my grandmothers and I keep changing out the scraps for newer ones as I choose. FUN!!!

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