Saturday, October 30, 2010

Got Scraps?

If you've been quilting long then you've got scraps. What's really cool is what you can do with them. I think when you make a scrappy quilt it's a great time to spread your wings and let go. Try putting different combination together. The out come might surprise you. :o}

OK now for the fun stuff did you see on my side bar the button for the "Scrap Along". Well Jodi has some fun ideas on what to do with your scraps, you can check out her blog by clicking on that button. But before you go I wanted to tell you one way I organize my odds and ends. When I'm working on a project and I have just a little bit a fabric left I cut it into 4 1/2" squares and then put them in my drawer..

see here....


When I need a quilt top done in a hurry no problem I have the cutting done. It takes 165 squares to make a 45" x 60" quilt. That's 11 across and 15 down. It works up quick -- depending on what I have in my drawer I can make a baby quilt or something to give to an adult.

So now for a give away. I have decided to share some of my squares with you. :o}

I have three bags full... You can make a top from these or add some from your stash and make a larger top.


Just leave a comment and one lucky person will get all three bags and maybe a little something thrown in. ;o}

Oh! this will be a short give away. It will end on November 03 -- 5:00 PM Oregon time.

Hope you have a great day. :o}

Regena

197 comments:

Lotta said...

Hi,
I'd love to win a bag of your scraps. Ready cut, just start sewing with them. Great idea to have them ready.
Lotta in Sweden

Quilts and Cats said...

Not 1, not 2, but 3 wonderful bags of scraps...it's a quilter's dream come true! I hope it's a scrap quilt for my home! Thanks for the chance.

Tudy said...

I would love to win the squares.

Gene Black said...

I love scrappy. Put my name in the pot!

Margie said...

Read your blog all the time and you are in the same state as I am. Really don't need anymore scraps but I guess a few more won't matter if I should win. Ha Ha

Patrick and Emillie said...

Oh how fun! Would love to win your extras!
hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

beth said...

scraps are my favorite kind of fabric! You never know what will happen when you put them together.

Rosie said...

Learned of your blog at Pleasant Home and realy like your projects and ideas. I'd love some of your squares.

Karen said...

I'd love to be included in your give away! The squares could be made into all kinds of neat things! Thanks for being so generous.

Cathy H. said...

Wow! You have a wonderful scrappy giveaway. I would love to win some of your squares. Thanks so much for sharing them!!

Lesly said...

Cheers for scraps! I'd love to win one of your bags! Thanks for the chance!

Jenny said...

thanks id love a chance to play with your scraps! i love patchwork quilts!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi there Regena, Jodi sent me over :-) What a wonderful giveaway. I love scraps and scrappy quilts. Thanks so much for entering me!

Mary said...

What a generous giveaway! Please consider me to win a bag. Happy Halloween!

TracyJ said...

So glad I found your lovely blog, and thanks for the chance to win some scraps!

Conni said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to play along.

bookloveraz said...

What a great giveaway! You've already put so much time into them that I don't think I could part with them. lol. Please enter me!


http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/booklover

Lynn said...

More scrap give-aways!!! This is fun! A girl can never have too many scraps!

BeachQuilter said...

I'd love your scraps,it's getting stormy on the Oregon coast and a wild scrappy project would fit the mood!

Foster Momma said...

What a lovely giveaway!! And to have the squares already cut and ready to go is a wonderful idea!!!

Kathryn said...

I need to institute something like your system. I do make 2 1/2 inch strips with a lot of left overs. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

Needled Mom said...

I would love to win a bag of those yummy scraps. Please count me in too.

Virginia said...

3 Bags full, and all for the girl who lives down the lane - will at least down I-5. Here's hopin' there are coming my way soon.

Aaron and Julie said...

those pumpkins are so cute!! and your quilts are beautiful!! I would LOVE to win!! trulyjuly@juno.com

MarĂ­a Cristina said...

Three wonderful opportunities!!
I am a new quilter ... I would be happy!
Thank you very much!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love scraps.I love Quilts. I'd love to win and make a scrappy quilt.

Synthia said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I'd love to have your scrappy squares. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Synthia

deserae said...

I would love to win these scraps! :)

Joan said...

What a generous giveaway! I'd love to win. I hope these scraps come my way. Thank you!

Mrs. B said...

I love scrappy quilts. Put my name in the pot.

Char said...

Hi Regena, I'd love to win your scraps. I am a member of Quilt With Us, I have the "Scrap Bags" group and In Love With Strings. I'm so glad to meet you.

Kasey said...

I'm kind of jealous that you know Jodi in real life... the weeks I have been following her blog have made me wish she was my neighbor! Love your blog, too. We're moving to a new house, so I know I could give those scraps a good home in my soon-to-be sewing room! Thanks for the giveaway.

Charlene S said...

Oh, I like that! Squares already cut for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sew Lovins said...

I don't usually enter scrap giveaways but yours look so organized! thanks

Patti said...

You are sew organized - my goal someday. I would love to give your scraps a new home.

Marsha said...

Oh, I love scraps! I will give them a good home in one of my quilts.

SoniB said...

Great organizing idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laurie said...

What a great idea to get the scraps all cut up for when your ready!
Loved to win a goodie bag!

Wendy said...

That is a great idea to have scraps "ready to go" to quickly make a quilt when needed. I used to have my stash organized into scraps of strips and such but it needs some attention. Anyway, thanks for the chance to win one of your bags!

Beth said...

I would love to win your bag of scraps. I followed the link from Pleasant Home. Looks like you are going on my list of blogs to read daily. I love your work. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karin said...

I just stumbled upon you from Jodi and what a treat! I'm completely addicted to scrap quilts and there's no such thing as too many scraps is there? Thank you for your generous scrappy giveaway! You've got great 'must make' projects!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

These would make a great addition to my hexagon charm quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Netta said...

Would love to win some of your scraps. Thanks for the giveaway. nanasew at gmail dot com

luckymom said...

What a great idea. Thanks so much for the tip. I'm usually always waiting till the last minute to whip up a baby quilt. Thanks for the chance

Linda T said...

I'd love to play with your scraps - count me in! Enjoy your giveaway!

Tina H. said...

Nice to find a new blog. Thanks for the chance to win your scraps.
ttr3@earthlink.net

Annette said...

Woohoo...what an awesome giveaway. One bag would of been great but three...wow.

Lori said...

Scrappy, that's my FAVORITE way to quilt. I'd love to win your scraps. I have lots of yardage, but hardly any scraps left. No mojo without scraps.

quiltedhorses@gmail.com

Anya said...

Scraps already cut into ready squares? How wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

Theresa said...

What a great organization plan!

Marilyn S said...

I would love, love, love your scraps. Thanks.

Cathy said...

Wow! I'd love to win your bag of scraps. Thanks for the giveaway!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

wow.....It's almost Halloween, but it feels like Christmas.

I'm feeling lucky girls!

Billie

Marci said...

Wow! such organization! Thanks for the generous offer of your scraps! I'd love them!

marci at grandmassewing dot com

Dresden Quilter said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I really need to get better at organizing my scraps.

Quilting Mom said...

Oh I would love to win your scraps! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

Janet said...

I'd love to win your scraps. Just made a quilt from ready cut squares and it was fast and easy.

Mama24Monkeys said...

Regina I love your scrap system. I am going to give it a try, starting today. I have a pile of scraps from two weeks of sewing to clear away those will be cut by noon. A quick question...what do you do with smaller sized scraps?

oh and I would love to add some of your squares to mine! Thanks so much for the idea (even if I don't win the scraps the idea in it's self is a prize)

Jorie said...

I need to start cutting down all my scraps! Right now they are just all bunched together and shoved into a cabinet! I plan on cutting them into 5 and 2.5 inch squares, for exactly the reasons you said-- easily and readily accessible, and come together in a hurry! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelly O. said...

What a great idea to cut up your scraps into squares!!
I have a 5 inch square it up that would be perfect!
maybe Ishould get some other sizes from Jod and get scrappin' :)

Jay said...

Wow I would love those scraps!! Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

Melissa
jmfamily@windstream.net

Debra said...

Sorting through scraps is like getting a great suprise. Thanks for the chance!

Lori said...

What fun. I love to see what fabrics other quilters are using.

Brenda said...

I would love to win some of your scraps! I need to build up enough scraps to make a scrappy quilt after following Pleasant Home for the last few days!

spencers said...

What a great organization idea. Thanks so much for putting together such a great give away!

Angie said...

Id love to win your scrappy bag! Looks like they are ready to be quilted

Amber. said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

midnight hysteria said...

love the scraps ... love connecting threads, too .... who knew you were one of their model stitchers ... i have been buying from them for years and years ... if these scraps are from connecting threads, they are awesome ......

would love to win ....

dharrisc@gmail.com

Linda said...

What a great idea you have cutting these fabrics down to size. I would love to give these blocks a new home.

Sam said...

i want some! squares like that make great purses!

Miss White Wall said...

How exciting! Playing with scraps is so much fun. Thanks for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!

Kylie said...

I'm loving this scrap along, I'm meeting new bloggers and seeing some great giveaways. Thank you for participating. I love the colors you use in your quilts. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops said...

Your generosity warms the heart. Thank you for sharing.

Martha said...

I would love to win your scraps. Your blog is awesome. I will be visiting very often.

mdehoop@hotmail.com

Jess said...

Lovely scraps and lovely blog!!

Moon said...

Scraps are wonderful! I'd love to work with them :)

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

absolutely lovely giveaway!
thank YOU !!

Marls said...

I would so love to win some of your scraps. What a great giveaway.

tippyio said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win these bags! Hopefully, I can have something finished by Christmas.

tippyio@hotmail.com

Ursula said...

I wish I was as organized as you. I'd love a chance to win your generous giveaway. Please enter my name. Thank you very much.

Sara said...

What fun. Please enter my name.

Sara

streitmatter95 at msn dot com

Victoria Paige said...

I'd love to win your scraps! I'm a new quilter, and though I've acquired some scraps, I think your collection would be a lovely addition to what I have.

Good luck to all!

jcelestine said...

Wow! I love scrappy! How generous of you to share your treasures! I hope I am lucky! Thank you!

Katie said...

Wow, would love to win your squares! I'm in need of scraps for a scrap quilt. Thanks for the chance.
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Joy said...

Thanks for the chance to win your lovely scraps! I really need to round out my stash...

Laurie said...

Oh boy! Beeeeeautiful scraps :) I would love to win your goodies. Thank you for the chance!!

Colleen said...

Yowza!!! I am a charm square addict! I buy them by the color and play with them like paint! What an awesome giveaway!

peggy w said...

Wow! So generous with your scraps. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Kathy said...

I have to read your blog more often. And yes I would love someone else's scraps!

Brenda said...

I love scraps! I would be happy to take some off your hands.:)

Mariliz's Musings said...

Hi...I would love the chance to win your scraps/squares. Thanks.

Pat said...

What fun to win cut squares. I know I would put them to good use.

Barbara Ann Beamer Jones said...

WOW ~ how generous of you! Please enter me in your drawing!

Thank you!

babsnwv at gmail dot com

Marty G said...

I love scraps! Your scraps look so pretty and would blend well with my stack of scraps that are waiting to made into a quilt! Put my name in - thanks for having a giveaway.

Marcia said...

Got Scraps? As a relatively new (and slow) quilter, I have very few of my own scraps. I would like to join Pleasant Home's scrap along and need some scraps to do so. Hope I win some of your wonderful scraps to use for this. Thanks so much for the chance. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Diane H said...

Thanks for a chance to win your lovely scraps! Love your kitty on your ironing board, I have two who look just like that,Linus and Lucy - they are also VERY helpful in my sewing room.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, I just came from jodi's. Wow, those are some wonerful "scraps"! Thank you for this chance!

Colleen G said...

Jodi directed me here but now I realize I have been admiring your work on Connecting Threads. I love to add colours to my "scrap" pile.

Karen said...

Wow, you made your scraps very user friendly! I'm crossing my fingers and toes....maybe I'll win some!

Love your blog.

Karen

Robin C said...

How lucky you are to have such a god friend so close by and she says you are very talented. I get Connecting Threads and the samples are wonderful. What a fun job.

Vicki ♥ said...

What a great idea of yours and I must get organised like that. I would love to win a bag of your scraps and sew up a storm with them :)

Lina said...

I'm new to your blog, and I absolutely love it. Thank you for the giveaway.
snuginmyden@yahoo.com

Karen said...

how nice to have cut squares! I'd love these!

Jeanne said...

I think it's always more fun playing with somebody else's scraps. Please add my name to the drawing.

Sonja said...

I love fabric! of any kind
sonjamawson(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deborah said...

Any quilter would be thrilled to win scraps. What a wonderful way to feel a "one-ness" with someone else - incorporating other folks' scraps with my quilt is such a wonderful way to remember you. Such a generous giveaway - any of us would be whooping with joy to win them. Thanks for your generosity.

Phyllis said...

Thank you for the chance to win your generous giveaway. Phyllis

Jackie said...

I'd love an opportunity to win your scraps!

little grubs said...

What a great idea to precut squares when you're doing other cutting. I'm new to quilting and will definitely use this tip in future. I would love to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous giveaway. Many thanks

StrawberryBlond said...

Wow, so generous! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

I would love to win your scraps...thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Great idea for saving scraps and so convenient. Thanks for the chance to win some of your scraps.

krisgray said...

What a neat idea for organizing. I will have to give it a try - thanks!

Angela D. said...

I'd love to win! THanks for the opportunity.

Deb said...

I'm in the scrap along and would LOVE to win those bags of scraps! Thanks so much.

Desi said...

Thanks for the chance to win those fabric scraps.
Desi

LethargicLass said...

How lovely of you to do this :) Thanks so much! And what a good way to save your scraps :)

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

Penny said...

I love scrap quilts! I have your blog on my side bar, love it! I'd love to win your scraps.
Thanks
Penny
Penny.DeMora@gmail.com

Sandy said...

I would love to win some scraps. I am ready to sew a scrapy quilt.

crickets said...

Ooo, this is very cool. Thx for sharing your fun scraps!

Pokey said...

Yes, please add my name! I'm a sucker for a fun scrappy quilt!

Patty said...

I'd love to have scraps for a new quilt.

Mica said...

Your friend Jodi sent me over here to join in your scrappy give away... I am also participating in her scrap along...and working as diligintly as I can on the scrappy quilt project. I am hooked... Thank you for the chance to win... I am giving some of my scraps away next week.... Mica

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would love some of your scraps Regena! They are not really scraps, they're cut squares - even better!

Lee said...

Thanks for sharing your scrap!
butler83@aol.com

gardenpat said...

Wow!! I would love to be the lucky winner of a bag of your scraps!! I've been running lower on scraps lately!

Amy said...

Ooh! You are so generous to be sharing your stash. Crossing my fingers! :)

Lovie said...

Just found your blog. Would love to win your squares.

~Dawn~ said...

WOW..thanks for the opportunity. Many blessings, Dawn

the girlfriend gap said...

bags of scraps all cut and ready to go.......I must be dreaming. Nice to meet you on your blog. Thank you for a chance to win some fabric love! Janita

VickiT said...

I'd love to be one of those who win some of your very nicely packaged scraps.

Rachel said...

You are SO organized. I don't even want to share what my scraps look like. Pure chaos! But lovely chaos. Your scraps are so pretty!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a great idea to keep your scraps organized like that!

MGM

Jeri said...

I would love to be "put in the pot" for your drawing. You always choose the best fabric combinations!

Ann T. said...

You are so organized! I would love to win one of your scrap bags.

Peach Rainbow said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your tip & for this generous giveaway!

Heartsdesire said...

I like your idea of cutting your scraps into squares. This is a great way to get organized. Please count me in, I would love to win your squares.

4dreamsr said...

Would love to win scraps. I have seen so many beautiful quilts from these sites & so much inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

Francis said...

Just came across your blog & would love to enter your scrap giveaway! Thanks for sharing :)

Shari said...

I don't know why someone else's scraps seem more interesting...

Christine said...

love to be included in your fun giveaway...

maree said...

What a neat idea to be so organised with your scraps -maybe if i win your lovely scraps your organisation will rub off on me:) Ciao

BubzRugz said...

Hello, I am visiting via Jodi at Pleasant Home.... and I am offerring a good home to your scraps. I can assure you they will be loved and pampered, stroked and stitched so that they will become a much loved and wanted quilt/s.....
Thanks for the chance for them to come live with me....
Hugz

craftytammie said...

ooh, what fun! and great idea to cut squares from leftovers - i should designate a box for that while i'm sorting...

Gunda said...

what a cute idea.........Thanks for sharing it

Janet said...

I'd love to win a bag of your scraps. Thanks so much!

Janet said...

I'd love to win a bag of your scraps. Thanks so much!

Catswhiskers said...

I'd love to win one of your bags of surprises... Thank you for the chance.
Gina

Peaceful Piecer said...

great scraps....thanks for a chance to win

Susan said...

I'd love some Scraps! Thanks for the chance to play along:)

midvalleystagers@blogspot.com said...
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Tammy Jones said...

Oh wow! Please sign me up!

CarlaSue said...

Neato! Nice neat scraps all packaged up and ready to go. Who wouldn`t want to win that? I know I do! Thanx for the chance.

Judy said...

Cutting squares is a good idea. I may have to start doing that. I have a bunch of 5" strips so I am halfway there. I would love your scraps. Thanks!!

Tami and Eric said...

Someday I will win! Hope you had a great Halloween!

cvdnurse said...

I'd love to win a bag of your scraps to add to some of my scraps.
Susan
susie.galasso@gmail.com

malggl said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your beautiful scraps!
Gail (malggl@comcast.net)

marilee said...

WOW, what a great supply of scraps! I'd love to win them... Thanks :)

Carrie P. said...

thanks for a chance to win some of your scraps. I am working on a charm hexagon quilt and it would be great to have some more scraps.

Laila L S said...

To be honest I don't need any more fabric, but of course I'd love to win you bags of scraps. Thanks for the chance

JoAnn said...

I would love to win some of your scraps!
thanks
JoAnn
info7miner@gmail.com

katie z. said...

Oh, what fun! I would love to win!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Wow those bags of scraps look very interesting! Great giveaway :-)
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Avery's Mama said...

scraps always make the best quilts!

Cristi
www.busybeehemstitching@blogspot.com

Nicole said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the fun!

Shasta said...

Wow that is an awesome prize. I love scraps.

Becky said...

I love scraps from other quilters. It is so much fun to quilt with different fabrics. Thanks so much for sharing your scraps!

WeeBonnieBabes said...

Oh I hope I win, I can think of a million things I could use then for :)

Lori said...

Wow you have done all of the work for us. Thanks.

pinsandneedles said...

I'd love a chance to win your bags of scraps. All ready to start a scrappy quilt!

Penny said...

This game of visiting blogs and then winning something has been so much fun. I've seen some really inspiring projects. So, yes, I'd love your scraps.

MoeWest said...

I would love to win your squares.Thanks for the giveaway.

Miranda said...

I would love to win some of your scraps and make a lovely scrappy quilt! Thankyou for being so generous :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

3 bags are a wonderful give away - but that would mean I could keep one and gift 2 away, my MOM and my daughter. Then we could have a family challenge.

Wendy said...

I would so love to win your scraps, I have very few of my own as I'm new to this sewing lark. Thanks for the chance.

Laura said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing so many scraps with us!

Sheila said...

I'd love to win your scraps , so nice of you to give us this chance.

KristyLou said...

Wow, looks like you have a lot to offer. Thanks!

spinsane said...

I've been dying to make a scrap quilt, but don't have enough scraps yet. I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway. Such generosity! Thank you.

Dorothy Thornton said...

I would love to win your scraps. Thanks for the giveaway.

Peggy said...

I'm always interested in scraps I never have enough for my projects.

Donna said...

I love scraps and am always interested in how other quilters organize and use them. Thanks for sharing!

ladynredd2003@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

1 bag or 3 bags I'd love to win! Thanks for sharing your scraps with us.
spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

Merete said...

Wow, I would love to win the bags!! Great giveaway :o)

Cassey said...

I could always use some more scraps! Thanks for the chance to win!

Emma said...

GORGEOUS scraps! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, so generous :)

~Brenda said...

Put my name in the hat ... and draw it! :))

Phosphorelated said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! Thanks for the chance to win some scraps; I'm a fairly new quilter (just over a year), and I love scrappy projects but just don't have many scraps yet. (Bummer, right?)

Kpop82 said...

I would love to win your bag of scraps. I have so many quilting ideas going through my head. Thanks!

sewing_passion said...

Wow - what a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

meri_drake said...

All threee bags to one lucky winner? Pick me, pick me!
Thanks for being willing to share! Love your stuff!
meri_drake@yahoo.com

Chris Dahl said...

Oh, what fun. I would love a chance to win your scrap bags. (But don't tell my husband. He doesn't understand why we save scraps, let alone ask for more!)

thanks for this fun chance to win your scraps.

Chris Dahl
http://www.learn2quilt.com

kris said...

Oh I would love to win!!

Carol said...

Thank you for the great organizing tip. I'll definitely try it. The giveaway looks great.

ladmquilter said...

Wow thanks for the chance to win I love scraps as much as I love fabric, it is always fun to see what treasures are there.

Natasha said...

I would love to win some scraps. I am just getting started in having a scrap bin and this would help!!

Shannon said...

How very nice of you to offer your scraps. Thank you.