If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Linda Koller on February 12, 2019 at 2:40pm

In Ohio our quilt groups donated all our scraps to Goodwill for recycling. But since moving to Arizona I was wondering what to do with my scraps. What a marvelous idea! Thank you!!

Comment by Gail Brown on February 12, 2019 at 12:49pm

Riana I now do exactly what you discribed.  I have a medium size trash can and I use a pillow case as a liner and toss all my scraps, except batting, thread and tiny scraps into it.  When I was in Florida I took the doggie beds to the pound and they loved them.  When people adopted an animal the bed went with them because they can be thrown in the washer and dryer.  Since moving to Virginia I have discovered the ASPCA here locally and they will take them.  All my "Grand Animals have them as well.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 12, 2019 at 9:19am

Mary, l see your point...but l'll bet they just get tossed with junk mail, and then you still have no record you tried to contact them, sigh. I had same problem with sample books loaned out for my drapery clients. Luckily, l knew where most of them lived locally, so l could " drop by".

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 12, 2019 at 9:16am

Barbara, those comic boards are acid free sturdy pieces of cardboard that many quilters use to keep stash tidy. Used to make " mini bolts" . Then your 1 to 3 yd. chunks can be stored on end just like books in a case, easily digging. But one must be careful not to store wher light can fade edges.

Comment by Mary Moore on February 12, 2019 at 1:01am

I need to use snail mail as my last resort for overdue books.  That way they can't say I didn't try contact them.  We are only losing a hundred items a year...but I don't want to lose the patrons, especially the kids.  We are offering a pass to children for one children's item per year.  And we will take donations of similar items of equal value instead of money.  Not my favorite part of library work.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 11, 2019 at 11:06pm

Excuse my ignorance please. What is a comic board mentioned a few pages back???

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 11, 2019 at 11:03pm

I love all these ideas. 8 )

Comment by carla j walton on February 11, 2019 at 10:07pm

Riana thats a great idea to use pillow cases like that. I love it. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 11, 2019 at 9:58pm

Elizabeth and Gail , normally if triangles or pieces are too small to be of use l put them aside in a grocery tote until l have enough to fill 1/2 pillowcase . I turn pillowcase inside out, place scraps in, sew across at the half way mark, then bring the top half of case back over it & sew shut. The result is a bed that fits the cages for cats or small dogs at our local no kill shelter. I add no batting, thread or stringy pieces as from time to time a stressed out pooch can chew/ tear his bed , and those would be a choking hazzard. I use my oldest orphaned pillowcases or use donated ones.Not much goes to waste basket around here, lol.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 11, 2019 at 9:48pm

Do people still send postcards? All is  now photo shots or notes sent by email these days. Did you know my grandkids are NOT even being taught cursive writing? They'll never be able to read a hand written note or grandma's journal :-((


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