Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WE NEED TO SAVE DOG EARS!!!!!!

should we or shouldn't we??????
could we or couldn't we ??????
would you or wouldn't you?????



Opppppps!!!!
Wrong kind of dog ears--
I mean these kinds--
You know the little 'ears' that you cut off these--
so you can fold these back--


and press them like this--
So do you keep those little 'ears'?????
I have to say that for that small of ones-
I have not kept them--
but then I got this book in the mail yesterday--
front cover--
back cover--
love some of these designs--
thought they were full sized quilts--
only to learn that they are miniature ones--
In the reading I learned that the author keeps all scraps that are 1"x1" or larger--
any thing smaller does find it's way to the waste basket or ????
the book though is on paper piecing with these little bits--
so to make a long story short or at least shorter--
when I was cutting those 'ears' off today--
I decided to try something--
and just see if I sewed two of them together what size square I would get--
And look at these--once squared up they are 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"--
that is a nice workable size --might make a cute Christmas doll quilt or candle mat or mug rug!!!!
So I did keep the pile today and I will be sewing them up as leaders and enders when I need something new to use for that project!!
So my answer is for today anyways--
Is yes I will keep the dog ears!!!
Or bunny 'ears'--what ever you call those little bits of fabric!!!!!

Hugs, Di and miss gracie 

7 comments:

  1. I used to do a lot of foundation piecing and had a basket full of those tiny scraps. I still do, but now I'm a little more selective because I don't foundation piece as often.

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  2. Hello Di and miss Gracie...cute post. You had me worried for a second! I call them dog ears.

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  3. I have that book and I love it. I made the little garden quilt. If you have eq6 or 7 you can print out your own designs to paper piece.

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  4. I sew the second seam before I trim and then toss them in a basket until I feel the urge to iron and trim little bitty pieces.

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  5. Miss Di,
    You made me do a double take with that picture. You silly girl! I am just wondering what Miss Gracie was thinking when she saw it?
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  6. Yup--Just got that in the mail the other day too. Can't pass up a deal of the day. I used to keep pretty big ones but I suppose now I should find a dog ear tub and save most of them.
    New projects--woo hoo!!!!

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  7. I definitely keep all shapes of scraps, and yes for miniature blocks or foundation paper piecing they come in very handy! Fabric is too precious to waste, I love your little HST's, just keep saving them and they will add a lot of interest to a little scrap quilt someday!!!

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