Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I use cheap looseleaf paper and cut it to the size you want or old phone book paper also works great. there's no distortion and they both tear away easily....they say to shorten your stitch length to make tearing away easier but I usually forget to do that..........another one of my favorite ways to use scraps or strips.....
i too just throw all the colors together. i have a friend who laughs...she keeps telling me 'you are just supposed to reach in the pile and pull out and sew' i say no...i get upset...so i layout then sew...i call it organized random...works for me. and there are tons of traditional blocks that work so well for scrapping. i love nancy mahoneys quilts and website.
Spent the night googling string and chinese coins scrappy quilting. I don't have a sewing machine right now. So I will be doing most of my scrappys by hand. Wish someone would have told me how addictive quilting could be. I would have started quilting a long time ago...LOL!!! I am becoming a bliddering quilting idiot! I was up until 6am this morning looking at quilting sites and patterns. Oh my god... wait a minute. I just saw an idea for a pattern on Jerry Springer... A big LLLLOOOOLLLL!!!!!!!
Told you it was a disease. So glad you caught it. Hope you never recover either. I lie in bed at night looking over and over and over my magazines, and books designing more quilts than I could ever make if I lived to 200 which I have to because as they always say---sew many quilts, sew little time.