Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Give Away Time

Wait a minute, that doesn't sound right. I'm not giving away time! Sorry, but that is one thing that is way too precious!
Sorry, Route 66 fabric in the background is not included. That is for my grandson't new pillow case.

However, once again, my scrap baskets are filled to overflowing. I have realized over the years, that I am not the only one who hoards collects scraps. In fact, it seems to be a problem situation that most of us have. So, instead of burdening you with more “scraps”, I have diligently cut them into 2 ½” x 10” strips. This should allow you to simply pick up a few each day and whip them into magnificent creations.

These are all 18th and 19th century reproduction scraps. So… if you would like to join the “strip club” and add a few 2 ½” strips to your collection just leave me a comment on what you do with your scraps. I will announce the winner on Wednesday, March 1st.


I’m not sure how many there are exactly (over 200), but they fill a gallon plastic bag. This way I can fit squish them into a Global Priority envelope and our overseas friends can join in the fun!

82 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful giveaway! Now, I would gladly use them myself since I love reproduction fabrics, but our quilt ministry group always has a huge need for fabrics and these precut pieces would be immediately to use for a comfort quilt. Thanks for this generous giveaway.

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  2. I love reproduction fabrics!! I enjoy making and giving quilts to those who are hurting. I am currently working on one for a friend who's young daughter died of a drug overdose. Would love to use those scraps for my next quilt! Thanks so much for sharing...Love the inspiration from your blog!

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  3. what a great gift for someone , i think i would make it in to a scrappy trip . thanks for the chance . judy
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  4. Oh, My ! What a treat ! I just love scrap quilts, yet Reproduction fabrics are very seldom in my little country corner, so whenever I get the chance to use some, I make hexagon flowers out of them, hoping that some day, my "garden" will have grown enough and will make a treasured quilt :)

    THANKS a bunch,Wendy, for giving us a chance to win this precious give-away !

    In stitches,
    Nadine

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  5. I love reproduction fabrics. I would like to make a reproduction scrappy strips quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Carole from cyeon at videotron dot ca

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  6. Log cabins are my favorite blocks. Sure could use your 2 1/2" strips. I cut strips the same and then when I'm ready to make a quilt I can use them as they are or cut in half to have thinner log strips. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  7. Oh fun... I would love to play with your scraps for a table runner and place mat refresher in my dining room~

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  8. I make quilts with scraps! I almost exclusively use bits and pieces in my quilts. YOur strips would be very usable!

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  9. Scrappy quilts are my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  10. Almost all I use for making quilts is scraps --I usually don't buy new unless I need background. I love reproduction prints -- at the moment I have a 4-patch on point quilt with aplique borders that I'm working towards with reproduction prints. sarah@forrussia.org

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  11. I'd be THRILLED to win, thanks Wendy!

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  12. Those gorgeous pieces would make many little quilts for me, but I was drawn in by your title, thinking you were giving away time in a bottle, or something. : )

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  13. I always make scrap quilts and love every one. Most of mine are donated to a good cause.

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  14. I am currently making checkered stars by Missouri Star Co. that uses 2 1/2" strips. Your scraps would fit perfectly into this quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Terry (rcortez100@verizon.net)

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  15. 90% of my quilts are scrap quilts. In fact, I end up cutting small strips off my large pieces to use as scraps. I love the variety.

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  16. I would love a variety to my scrap quilt scraps. I think scrappy quilts make the best charity quilts.

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  17. All of my quilts are scrappy. It it measures over a quarter of a yard, it doesn't appeal to me as much! My scraps are definitely used up, this year especially as I'm doing the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

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  18. Oh, I love using scraps! Your strips would be perfect for a border on a tumbler quilt I started. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. I've made one sort-of-art wall hanging with scraps, and just finished a lap quilt that used over 100 fabrics. I'd do some kind of elaborate block with lots of pieces with your repro fabrics.

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  20. Cut them up and use them up! I love scrap quilts!

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  21. I use my scraps for applique...flowers and leaves and such. Finished Stars and Sprigs by Kim McLean. Now beginning Auntie Greens Garden. These scraps will certainly add to the variety and interest I'd like to have in this new quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. Wonderful idea! Leave me out of the draw though as my scrap bins are looking monstrous right about now.:)

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  23. You are so generous, Wendy, not only because you're giving away some of your scraps but also because you took the time to cut them all into perfect rectangles! They look beautiful all stacked so neatly. And how exciting for the winner to add fabrics she may not already have.

    I think all of my quilts have been scrap quilts. When I cut shapes for blocks I begin by cutting the smallest pieces and use those before cutting into larger pieces of fabric to finish a block. Scraps are my friends.

    Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  24. I would love to be included in the draw. Already cut scraps in reproduction fabrics! Can you hear my heart singing? I use 2 1/2' scraps for a lot of my quilts as I can work on more than one at a time using different designs and not get bored. I also find that they make fast charity quilts. I can combine strips with squares and have amazing designs. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. I love to work with scraps! If the pieces are big enough, my go to block is a star, but I've also got a "slab" quilt in the works as well as 2 string quilts. I'd be honored to include the strings you've so kindly prepared to share.

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  26. ooooh drooling here... i know the origin and that they are gorgeous....my scrap basket is only half full so i could take these on...LOL

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  27. Wow scraps that are trimmed and tidy - too tempting! I use a lot of scraps in applique - so difficult to throw out pieces of repros isn't it? My scrap drawer is a treasure trove of colours - not organised but fun to dive in!

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  28. Scrap quilts are my favourite. I love cutting up the small reproduction pieces and playing with them until, eventually, I have a few blocks to make a quilt. And, someone else's scraps are always welcome.

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  29. I haven't made my (nearly) annual Guild donation quilt, so these scraps would work well for that. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  30. Miniature scrap quilts are what I love best, so your yummy fabrics would go into several small quilts eventually. What a generous giveaway!

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  31. i am making a quilt right now that uses 2 1/2" strips! I would be delighted to win your strips! What a nice offer!

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  32. I'm still building a stash, so 2.5" strips of repro fabrics sound fabulous. Thank you for your generosity and your blog.

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  33. My favorite way to use those beautiful scraps...Bonnie Hunter quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  34. oh, reproduction fabrics! Miniatures would be fabulous... one of the patterns from your new book acquisitions :-)

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  35. I really love how quilters will raise their hands to free scraps, then actually take and make something beautiful from them! Does that occur in other "hobby" or vocation? I think not! Thank you for the offer, of course my hand is up too.

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  36. Most of my scraps are used for applique pieces so I don't care if they are cut into strips though I cut strips into applique pieces also if the piece works.

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  37. Someone else's scraps always look so appealing especially when they're so nicely trimmed and easy for use. It would be fun to play with new pieces. :0)

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  38. So many good uses everyone has for scraps. Repro fAbrics are my favorites--I love to use small pieces in my quilts to add a wider variety of fabrics.

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  39. What would I make with them? A quilt, silly! Seriously, I would mix them in with my own repros. If there were any duplicates, I'd mix them in with strips I'll cut of my own fabrics to do a follow-on giveaway. Then, I might ask whoever wins my giveaway to put in some of their strips and do their own giveaway. Make sense? Kind of like a sourdough starter...which I do have, want some?

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    1. Lori, I liked your comment so much I am going to send you a little consolation prize. Please e-mail me you address and I will send them right out. Wendy Gwreed15atComcastdotnet

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  40. So very generous to share you wealth of scraps! I think I would use them for the Primitive Gatherings Triangle Gatherings blocks. I came across some short 2 1/2" pieces leftover from another project and ordered some Thangles so I could start making those. I liked Lori's idea too!

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    1. Rebecca, you won! Please e-mail me your address and I will get them right out to you. Gwreed15atComcastdotnet. Have fun with them!
      Wendy

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  41. The hexies I'm working with are cut from 2 1/2" strips. Here at the 'strip club' variety is always nice!

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  42. Wonderful giveaway, almost all my quilts are scrap quilts, so...

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  43. repro fabrics are my favorite and all of my quilt projects are scrap. I would love to have your 2 1/2" scraps

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  44. Just love scraps quilts, more variety to use and Enjoy! Would love to win your scraps! Eileen
    ekmvalencia@gmail.com

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  45. What would I not make with some repro strips? So many choices. I just love repros and have so many scrappy quilts that I want to make. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  46. Oh my what a generous offer. Thankyou Wendy. If I am lucky enough to be picked, please let me pay the postage! What do I make? well, with strips, I make strippy stars, on foundation paper diamonds, all mixed colours and stripes. Very cheerful looking!

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  47. I love the reproduction fabrics, and these strips would be a perfect addition to the self mitered log cabin quilt that I am working on.

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  48. They would be great for some miniature reproduction quilts. What a fun giveaway!

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  49. I am not sure I know anyone who loves Civil War reproductions more than me.... other than you and Cyndi of course.

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  50. I am currently making the Mountain Top quilt by Edyta Sitar. I am using repro scraps and I would to add your scraps to ming. The 2.5 inch strips would be perfect to use to make the zillions of HST. I use the Easy Angle ruler to make my HST. Thanks for sharing your scraps with us!

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  51. I love scraps - especially someone else's!!
    I'm currently making a postage stamp quilt with 2 1/2inch squares!

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  52. Great give away...maybe for a babyquilt for our newborn grandson.

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  53. Thank you for the opportunity! This would be an awesome addition to my 15 yr old granddaughter's stash who is learning to sew....hmmmm sounds like a sewing sleep over with Grandma and Keelin!

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  54. I'm still using your scraps from our swap :)
    I have too many scraps to take on more, but I know someone will treasure them!

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  55. I give a lot of my scraps to my newly married daughter, who is just starting to sew. I like to make scrap potholders and scrappy pillows. I have an old ugly comfortable chair (blue vinyl) in my bedroom that I would love to make a scrappy slipcover for. These fabrics would be great. Thank you for the chance, and have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Every quilt I make is from scraps! The smaller, the better! Thanks for the chance at these lovelies! And yeah, I'd love to win some 'extra time', too! Wouldn't that be awesome!?!

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  57. Oh lovely ! and all "pre-cut". Thank you. I think that is what is keeping me from cutting into my stash....I would then have scraps !! A prayer my number is picked ! Thank you.

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  58. I think this is a great idea, to cut scraps into different sizes. I have done that just occasionally but need to do it more often. I have used the cuts many times when working on small scrappy projects. So, it works. I just need to do it!!! I would love a chance to win your pre-cut scraps to add to the very few I have.

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  59. How beautiful and generous! Scraps are perfect for appliqué, especially when there are tiny pieces to stitch. They also work well for English paper piecing.

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  60. I love me some scraps--thanks for the chance to add to my "collection"! I just downloaded a free pattern from the Wilmington site called Vortex that I think would make a great scrappy quilt!

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  61. Lovely! I'm making a scrappy churn dash that these would add to!

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  62. I "TRY" to organize my scraps by color! Have been doing a lot of scrappy quilts lately. Thanks for the chance to win these! HUGS... and stitches

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  63. I love scrappy quilts and would have to start a new one if I won. dorthac at aol.com. Thank you for the chance.

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  64. 18th and 19th Century reproduction fabrics...already cut into neat strips...what a wonderful give-away! I would use them in a medallion quilt I began in repro fabrics at a Gwen Marston retreat five years ago and am working on finally finishing.

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  65. I have been tempted to make a miniature quilt, so much easier to quilt than a king size!

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  66. I have been trying to make some charity quilts for my guild recently using my scraps. Already cut ones would be wonderful.

    Charlotte

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  67. Oh my...you're a sweetheart Wendy ! A quilter always use scraps to create beautiful quilts ! Thanks a lot for this opportunity !

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  68. Oh Wendy. A chance to inherit YOUR scraps would be amazing! I know where you get your fabric from!! What do I do with my scraps?? I wish I could say that I use them ALL but although I try, they keep growing!! You are too kind!!

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  69. I would welcome your treasure..I make and donate string quilts to a local church that are prayed over and given to people suffering with a life altering illness. Thanks for a chance.

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  70. I've seen some medalion quilts that are stunning with reproduction fabrics. The more the prettier!Thank you for being willing to share!

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  71. Wonderfull giveaway ! Being from South Africa we do not have reproduction fabric, very limited fabric choice, so would absolutely love to have something different .

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  72. Wonderfull giveaway ! Being from South Africa we do not have reproduction fabric, very limited fabric choice, so would absolutely love to have something different .

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  73. Thank you for the giveaway. I would probably use them for a charity quilt

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  74. Time to get out my old copy of Scrap Quits.
    Would love to make a scrap quilt with an appliqué border....

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  75. Wow thats very generous of you Wendy. I would love a few of your strips. Thank you.

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  76. That is SO generous of you! I'd love to be chosen!! Why is it that someone else's scraps are always greener? lol Thank you for the chance! And your grandson is going to LOVE that Route66 pillowcase!

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  77. I have finally begun using my 1800s repro fabrics and these appear to be usable with them. Thanks for the chance.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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