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28 July 2013

52 Week Scrap Challenge

Something exciting is going to begin here at Samelia’s Mum, tomorrow. I’ve been working on this idea all week and finally it’s time to share it with you. Yay!

52 Week Scrap Challenge @ sameliasmum.com

My 52 Week Scrap Challenge is a new series which will appear here at Samelia’s Mum each Monday. I seem to be on a never ending battle to reduce my fabric scrap basket. Like most crafters, sewers and quilters, I can’t seem to throw out my left over fabrics.

So I’ve set myself a challenge - to share one new scrap busting project each Monday.

Perhaps you’d like to join in and create the weekly project with your scraps, and then share the pictures on your blog. We can set up a Flickr group or a Facebook group for our Weekly Scrap Busting Challenge efforts. I’ll also be looking for guest bloggers to participate in the challenge, so get your thinking caps on ;-)

So what do you think?

Is this something that would interest you?

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29 comments:

  1. I may lag behind now & then but I'll be in it. My swing top bin is nearly full since I have been keeping scraps. xx

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  2. Love this idea! My scrap bin is horrendously full right now. I might struggle with doing something every week but I'd most likely manage once a month if that was ok!

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  3. Sounds like a great idea. I am always looking for quick ways to use my scraps.

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  4. I really need to organise my scraps!! I don't really have a ton - they would fit into 1 & a half shoe boxes, but they are really just a jumble of fabrics ... need to go sort out the larger bits from those only suitable for small appliqué shapes, and the strips from the squares :D ... Looking forward to this series!! x

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  5. Such a great idea. Thank you.

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  6. Great idea, I'm always looking for projects I can use the scraps in. I recently finished a quilt top entirely from my 2 (relatively) small scrap bins. The boxes are @ 2, 2.5 times the size of a shoe box; but packed with scraps. One bin is for the neutrals, one for the colors. I thought I would make a small quilt or possibly 2 for my "granddogs" to use the scraps. I used 1/2 the contents of the bins at most, and have a queen sized quilt top from it - amazing. The only yardage I used was 1.25 yds. from the stash for 2 narrow borders. The wide border was also pieced from the scraps. Sorry pups, you don't get this one. I try to make a couple of things from the scraps each year, it's one of my New Year's resolutions.

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  7. I adore scrappy projects so will love seeing what you come up with...
    Hugz

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  8. I think it's a great idea. I will be following along. Can't say I'll do every one, but will be doing some of them.

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  9. I am all about using my scraps! woo hoo!

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  10. Sounds like a great and fun idea.

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  11. Great idea! I too fight the battle of the scraps. I'll be tuning in to see what you create!

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  12. I would love to follow along or even contribute to the cause! I am trying to reduce my stash of scraps as well. Thank you for putting this together. Sometimes it is hard to keep the focus of scrap reduction. :)

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  13. I REALLY need to do this. I have this disease, at least that is what some of my family call it. Last week I actually BOUGHT about 25 pounds of scraps at the Goodwill Outlet store. I need to use them. Scrap projects are my absolute favorite!

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  14. I'm working on organizing my scraps now, just started this week. I'm sorting by size and going to start cutting them up with my Accuquilt Studio fabric cutter into pieces I can actually use. I'd like to make a quilt a week using only my scraps. Let me know where to join the Facebook group, I'd love the inspiration!

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  15. quero particicpar sim...vamos aos retalhos|||

    abraços de MF

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  16. What a fantastic idea!
    I am slowly starting to get more and more scraps and would ideally like to keep them all in balance before they do become a problem.

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  17. Great idea!! Will try to keep up.

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  18. oh my gosh!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I have been teaching my mother to quilt. this past week I helped her make 100 9 patch blocks. 3 1/2" squares. they look fabulous! she is so excited.

    Lorene
    alittlebitoflorene.blogspot.com

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  19. Yes, yes, and yes. Can't wait to see your projects.

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  20. Definately! I am a new quilter and already overloaded with scraps!

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  21. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. I hope it's not too late to join in.... this sounds like a lot of fun. Great inspiration to use up my scraps too. Thanks so much

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  23. Hi Anorina, Wow what a great idea for scrapbusting... especially for those who are not quilt makers and need ideas for smaller items... I'll be watching for some inspiration!

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  24. ANNIE-DEJ88RACER1@YAHOO.COM I WOULD LOVE TO JOIN IN BUT WILL DO MY BEST TO BE THERE EVERY WEEK BUT I AM A SICK LADY AND CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH BUT DO LOVE TO QUILT

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  25. I'm so behind the times and only just saw this (going to blame it on the renovating) but scraps projects are my favourite so count me in!
    If you still need anyone to host a week I have lots of ideas.
    xx

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  26. Lovely idea. Just chanced upon in. Jumping in headlong.

    smiles
    leena

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