Thursday, October 11, 2012

TNT - Have you tried Scrap Bags??

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So the other day I decided that I needed another twin quilt to match this one that is on my daughter bunk bed.  After debating back and forth for a while I came to the conclusion that I wanted to make the second quilt in the same prints (Sunkissed by Sweetwater)  as that first quilt.  But trying to find a popular line from almost 2 years ago.  Not easy!!!  I finally came across some scrap bags of Sunkissed and decided that since I was originally looking for a jelly roll they should work, fingers crossed, and ordered them.


This is my first time trying out a scrap bag and I have to say I was a little nervous if it would work out or not.  I was nervous there wasn't going to be a good mix of prints or they were going to be all different sizes.   But they arrived in the mail today and I am so excited!!  They are just what I needed!!!  Yippee Skippee!!!


And, they will have the added bonus of seriously padding my selvages drawer!!  I still have yet to use these in a project, but I sure love the way they look in others!  That will be something I need to try new in the future :)


So onto the pile of WIP these 2 scrap packs go!!  I am hoping to start this one in the near future, realistically around November-ish :)   And if the concept in my head works out you can count on a tutorial :)

EDIT - To answer the question - I found these on Ebay.  Just type in Moda Scrap Bag.  There are lots of stores that sell them and it is a great way to find older lines.  Like Bliss, Central Park, and Breakfast at Tiffany's :)

So . . . that's what I did new this week.  (Yup, I am counting shopping as TNT, tee hee hee),  What have you tried new.  Doesn't have to be anything huge, just link on up!!


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22 comments:

  1. Melissa -- thanks for the scrap bag info -- I've never seen them. Guess I better get myself to a LQS this week !

    Have a wonderful day !
    Karen

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  2. Yaay! I did try something new last night! I linked it!

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  3. Ohhh... never seen scrap bags! How fun!

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  4. Where did you find those gems?

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  5. I've never seen scrap bags but they look fun.

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  6. How fun! Where did you get these guys?

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  7. I've never even heard of them! Where did you find it?

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  8. Wow, just checked them out on ebay. Thanks for the "find"!!

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  9. Melissa, thank you so much for this info. I had never seen the scrap bags before. I went immediately to eBay and ordered a scrap bag of Dilly Dally by Three Sisters. These will go with a jelly roll I bought a couple years ago. I noticed that the bags are varying weights, too. Plus, I had the added bonus of almost $2 credit from previous eBay buys. What a great find!

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  10. Thank you for the info! Darn, ANOTHER way to order fabric! :)

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  11. I am so jealous of your new fabric! Sunkissed is one of my all time absolute favorites!

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  12. I love scrap bags! In addition to the Moda ones, my LQS sells scrap bags including the manufacturer samples of new lines. I've been able to score such treasures as Terrain by Kate Spain, and others long before they come out for sale. I cut them into strips and feed them into my scrap-user's system.

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  13. Thanks for the ebay tip. I never thought of using them for fabric.

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  14. I had wanted a scrap bag for ages but no one shipped Down Under BUT found an Aussie online shop that had them and I got my first one this week... YEH!!!
    Sew I am looking forward to a tutorial on how to use it , thanks Melissa.

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  15. I have never ordered a scrap bag like that before, but I will keep a lookout for them. Itend to get scrap bags from my LQS where you can fill your own gallon ziplock bag for 5.50. They make kits and projects there so they keep a bin stocked with scraps. I am pretty good an getting nice size pieces from the bin and filling a bag well. :)

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  16. I was afraid to spend the money on those myself but finally broke down a year ago and ordered two from an online quilt shop. I was very pleased with what I got. In fact, I want to order more. There was one shop that had multiple fabric line scrap bags and you could order the ones you wanted but now I don't remember which one it was. I keep running across the one that sells them as a surprise purchase instead.

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  17. I saw them in one of the UK online shops. I was tempted to get a few, but didn't have the money at the time. I may just treat myself closer to Christmas =D

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  18. I've never seen scrap bags but they look fantastic. It's a great idea!!!! Your scraps looks like a jelly roll:) Thanks for the info!!!

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  19. Wow you got a great line in your scrap pack too! I can't wait to see what you do with this. I just bought 2 scrap packs (happened to get two bags of Kate Spain's Central Park-yay!) and don't yet know what I'll do with them.

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  20. Thanks for the scrap bag low down, I have never heard of them before. Can't wait to see what you whip up.

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  21. Scrap bags are fun, but they do have substantially less fabric than a jelly roll. Each strip is only about 32-36" long. They are great for selvedge lovers, but sometimes each strip will yield less than 2 1/2" wide of usable fabric. That is not necessarily bad, but you do have to be aware...That said, enjoy your loot!

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  22. I separate mine into what will work for 2" scraps and what will work for 2.5". Extra wide ones I trim to 2.5 and give the leftover edge to my selvages friend. It's best if you can determine which line you're getting ahead of time, I much prefer that to getting a "surprise" bag. They're available at all sorts of places from the big online "shops", to the LQS around the corner. Great gift for the quilter who has it all.... :)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa