Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Scraps - how small is too small?

Quilters do love to opine about the size of scraps to save. Some scoff at saving tiny scraps, and there are others of us who cherish the smallest ones. I'm delighted to be working on a quilt book with an author who shares that latter opinion with me.

Here are two more postcards I finished for our exchange. Remember, these are 4" x 6" in size so these scraps are pretty small! Some of the strips are trimmings, frayed edges and all.


  1. I'll go as small as 3/4 inch for piecing, but I have used tinier ones the way you have. one quilter's garbage is another's treasure, and I've been the beneficiary of someone's leftover 2.5 inch strips that she was going to throw out.

  2. People chuckle but I am inspired by the little cut-up pieces.....2.5 inch is huge to throw out! what are people thinking??!!

  3. ....oh scraps....I keep EVERYTHING....you just
    never know.....

  4. Absolutely -- save everything. Righteously we call it recycling.

  5. A scrap is from 3 cm till 3 meters.
    That is what a friend told me.
    Ha ha.
    I agree.
    Greetings from Holland.
    Janny Schoneveld