Itty Bitties Anyone? A Giveaway….

Kelli plans on coming home tomorrow to sew.

Honestly, the spare machine was covered up with STUFF.  LOTS of STUFF.  That promoted me to spend Friday night and part of Saturday cleaning the sewing room.  For the most part, it wasn’t horrible as I did spend a little time of my quarantine cleaning it.  I definitely need to tidy though.

As I was vacuuming I moved these two yarn baskets of scrap.  They were so full…bits were falling out everywhere.

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Just like that I decided enough was enough.  I was moving some of this out.  At first I thought these are just small pieces–Pitch them.  Then I thought nope…I’d see if anyone wants them first.  It’s all small pieces….perfect for crumb quilting.  What happens is that I will be cutting out a quilt and there’s a bit of this or that so I throw it in the scrap bag.  There might be a string or two…an awkward piece from when I cut out a double wedding ring quilt….bits of this and that.  For the most part most of the pieces are Civil War prints…or jewel tones…no brights.  I already picked the brights out for my Pineapple Crazy quilt.

Here they are, all boxed up.

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They are ready to be sent to someone who loved little scrappy pieces.  Is there anyone out there who would like them?

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Normally I’d keep them but at this point, until I finish Pineapple Crazy (and will be awhile before I’m done with that), I don’t foresee my sewing on a different tiny pieced quilt…so if someone else wants them, I’m letting them go.

Kelli will announce a winner on Wednesday evening…if you want them just leave a note in the comment section that tells what you think you’d make with the scraps.

80 thoughts on “Itty Bitties Anyone? A Giveaway….

  1. Sharon

    Oh MY – yes, these are what I just love to play with. Even willing to swap for something you need.

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  2. Terri Geesey

    I’d love these! I’d probably “make fabric” and then make stars from them.! What wonderful play that would be!

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  3. Debbie B

    Cleaning up the space is a good thing. I would love to have your pits and pieces. For me, I am slowly working on my Pineapple Crazy blocks and Wild and Goosey Blocks. They are addictive and I love them. Thanks for thinking of us. Enjoy!!!

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  4. Robert

    I was to the Bonnie Hunter retreat at Spirit Lake and brought a big box of crumbs to give away. Bonnie was sewing on a project, told her I had them in the car, did she want them. Oh Yes!!! was her reply. Said she would use them for packing around the supplies she was taking back home. Said why cut up yardage when you only need a bit or piece of a fabric. I still have plenty of scraps, but have started a new container for future projects and give away. Robert, from northern Iowa.. . .

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    1. Jo Post author

      I’m so glad you got a chance to see Bonnie. I typically keep all my scraps but there is a time a place for it all. I have plenty to share so sharing is what I’m doing.

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  5. Sarah Craig

    I have plenty of scraps, thank you (about 200 pounds of them!) but I have to say your post title caught my eye… You might want to look at it carefully!! LOL!

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  6. Kate

    OH I SEE, after reading Sarah’s post – the title was supposed to be “ITTY” bitty pieces…

    LOL, LOL, LOL, you are gonna get some nasty trolls unless you change that !!!

    I have too many scraps, too… but I’m glad you are giving them away ! good for you

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  7. Sharon

    I make scrap quilts for seniors in assisted living/Alzheimer’s units at retirement centers and the more scraps the better, keeping their attention in looking for interesting fabrics. Lots of my quilts are simple four or nine patch or string/strip quilts. Would love to add your scraps to my next few donation quilts. Thank you for offering them to one of us.

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  8. Ana Sweet

    I have again started to add to my 2 inch leader ender basket and could use anything that is 2X2 inches or larger. New fabric will spice up my collection of scraps now that I have somewhat tackled the scraps I have. a

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  9. Kristie

    Oh my!!!! What a dream to have those fabrics. I started a Wild and Goosey quilt a few years ago and put it aside because I didn’t have enough tiny scraps…if I won, I would add these scraps to that quilt or even finish it up.
    Blessings…Kristie

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  10. Janine Baker

    I need more scraps like I need a hole in my head! BUT, I really would like to make a Pineapple Crazy, and that would be the inspiration to get it started! Thanks for thinking of us and for all your inspiration!

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  11. Connie

    Playing with scrap that belong to someone else is always more fun than playing with your own. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  12. Ellee

    The quilt guild I belong to makes quilts for the local VA hospital. Since most of the quilts we make are scrap quilts, these fabrics would be well appreciated and put to perfect use.

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  13. Debbie

    Other people’s scraps are so much fun. I’m working on Pineapple crazy. Thank you for the chance to win some scraps.

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  14. Polly

    I’m working on a patchy Civil War quilt right now. Would love to have some more variety. The first quilt I ever made was a Civil War quilt and it is still one of my favorites.

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  15. Debbie Darlington

    I’ve seen, on another blog, the neatest quilt made with little pieces sewn together into blocks. I thought the riot of color so enchanting! This is what I would do with your delightful scraps.

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  16. Tressa Spigarelli

    I think I’d see what the girls I teach at church could come up with. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. Tammy

    I would love a chance to win! I am making a star quilt out of my scraps….mostly Civil War and would add to that.

    Tammy
    morrowrj(at)telus(dot)net

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  18. Sandra B

    Civil War fabrics are my favorites!!! So are scrappy quilts…the more fabrics in a quilt the better!
    I have been trying to start a Farmer’s Wife quilt for a while…and I am determined to start it by the end of the year….the scraps would give me more variety as I plan to make it scrappy…..Also have a scrappy nine patch on my to do list… Thanks for the chance to win…and good luck to all who enter!

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  19. Lorene Holbrook

    oh yes please. just to let you know I am still working on the kit you sent me. its almost done. I would love the scraps!!! I would sew them into little tiny bowties. bonnie hunter’s pattern of course. I am about half way done with bowties. I need over 700 to finish! thanks for the chance….

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  20. Gloria

    I have a friend I met at a retreat a few years ago. I was amazed how she would pick out crumbs from the cutting table “trash” and then sew up these little crumbs into cute little blocks. If I won, I would gift these crumbs to her because I can assure you, she would make the best looking crumb quilt you ever saw!! Thanks so much for sharing your crumbs in this way!!

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  21. Cheryl Harts

    I have never tried a cumb quilt, but would love to “give it a go”! I love scrappy quilts and this sounds like a fun thing to try!

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  22. Mary Jo

    I would love to win them. I’ve been saving small pieces to make a Bonnie Hunter style crumb quilt but need many more before I can get started. These would be perfect for the project!

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  23. Jen B

    I’m not entirely sure what I’d do with them, other than “make a quilt”. I don’t have many scraps of my own, but I’m saving them to make a scrap or string quilt.

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  24. Lori Morton

    My Daughter & I are learning to quilt together..long distance tho! She lives in NC..& I am in Ohio! lol She has been up here this weekend…and we made quilt tops! Not all finished..she has to head back home tomorrow. We LOVE scraps & share when we get to be together. To win your Scraps would be a Blessing…and help our stash to grow! Thank you for the chance!! :D

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  25. Colleen

    Around love them. Doing 2 twin size scrappy log cabin quilts. the more variety the better. Thanks for sharing with a giveaway! cOlleen

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  26. Joyce

    I would absolutely ❤️❤️❤️ A box of your scraps..!!!! Love your blog and following along with your life and family. Your scraps would have a special meaning sewn into a quilt ❤️

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  27. Melody Lutz

    Oh my goodness….they would have a happily scrappily loving life going into my quilts, ala Bonnie Hunter style! I also applique so anything an inch or larger is USED! Such generosity…thanks for thinking of us, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. Susan

    Oh My! What a nice box of goodies Jo! I do a lot of hand applique and that’s what I would use the scraps for. I don’t buy much yardage anymore…I’m always on the lookout for the smaller scraps. Thank you for your generosity :o)

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  29. Kristin Stonham

    Wow, what a generous offer! I’m in the middle of making up a million tiny nine-patches, as well as Bonnie Hunter’s Idaho Square Dance blocks, so I’d probably use them for those.

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  30. Christine

    Would love to have them….. I am working on Pineapple crazy and would love some Civil War fabrics and any other bits and pieces. I also make mini blocks so string and crumbs would be perfect. Than you for offering these up. Whoever is the lucky name pulled will love your generosity..

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  31. Deborah Burgess

    I keep seeing patterns for “scrappy this quilt” or “scrappy that quilt,” but I’m such a new quilter that I don’t have enough scraps to make a “scrappy anything!” lol! Would love your scraps along with a “scrappy pattern suggestion.” :-)

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  32. Christine

    I’m willing to pay postage to Australia

    I have a friend who’s having a rough time. She REALLY likes my Omigosh quilt, so I’d like to make one for her. This box would be perfect.

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  33. Jonnie

    I do Bonnie Hunter’s Wild & Goosey blocks and itty bitty scraps are perfect! I cannot bear to see even the tiniest scraps thrown away, so I even save the leftovers from trimming paper pieced Wild & Goosey blocks to stuff into dog pillows. They add up quickly! You are such a sweetie to offer the tiny bits for others to make into something wonderful. Thank you Jo for sharing, not only your scraps, but your time to blog and show us all you do!

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  34. KT

    I am working on a crumb quilt, as well as some string blocks–would love to add some more variety into the mix! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. debby oldenburg

    perfect perfect perfect–hexagons of course. all ready have lots of fabric but new fabric always an adrenaline rush

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  36. winda

    whom ever is going to win these scruptious stringscraps is going to be blessed! i would like to enter to win but live in the Netherlands and honnest… i do think my husband would go crazy if i ad even more to my… uhm… collection! hihihi
    If i would have won i would make a quilt to raise money for the dutch cancer organisation. I lost to many loved ones to that awfull illness….
    excuse the typo’s englisch is not native to me
    Hugs from the Netherlands
    Babbellotta aka Winda

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  37. Ronda

    I thought the title of your post was a term I’d never heard “scraps” called before! Haha! I only make scrap quilts ~ the more variety, the better. Would love to add your itty bitties to mine and make “Garden Party”.

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  38. Lisa Mikel

    I love Civil War fabric. I would love to make a Pineapple Crazy quilt with civil war fabrics :) Have a great day Jo. Hope you and Kelli are having a fun sewing day today.
    Lisa

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  39. Anita B.

    Civil War is one of my favorite fabrics. I would use them in ” Splendid Sampler” sew along with Pat Sloan. And some in Pineapple Crazy.
    Thx for give away.

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  40. Shirley Suter

    I have very little Civil War fabric. I’d love to mix your scraps with mine and make another Wonky Stars quilt. I’d also make fabric for potholders and oven mitts and mug rugs and candle mats and dog quilts and, and, and….. I LOVE making little things from little scraps!! Thanks so much!

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  41. grammy to four

    Would love the scraps, ran out and am working on scrap quilts for all 4 grands, have got enough scraps for 2 pieced.

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  42. Karen Thurn

    These would be perfect for my postage stamp quilt. I am using 1″ and 1.5″ pieces. Yeah, I know just a little insanity. The rest would go into a crumb or string quilt because I’ve always wanted to make those. Thanks for offering them to someone rather than throwing them away.

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  43. Janet Orr

    What fun! I would use them in my “Scrap Vomit” quilt. I sew any little piece onto a piece of adding machine tape as my leader/ender. When the paper is full, I trim and when I have 4 done they are sewn together into the craziest block you ever saw.

    Janet

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  44. Jo Stovall

    Love itty bittie scraps. Working on a small tumbler quilt and need lots of variety. Thanks for the Give A-Way Jo and I hope I win your scraps!

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  45. Nancy Hilderbrand

    I love boxes full of scrap.It is fun to go through the boxes and match all the lovely colors. I am new and it might be better if I start with scraps.

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  46. Diane

    Scrappy is my happy:) I love to chain piece and watch the fabrics flow into a beautiful colorful pile. Turn ’em into gift bags w/handles. kennel quilts (donated to local pet rescue or pet food pantry), zip pouches, book markers, coffee cup cozies, and pinnies of course. Thank you. Sending you some zen while stitching /Pineapple Crazy. Thank you a lot…this is a cool giveaway.

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  47. Doris McCarty

    I’m making a paper piced scrappy quilt right now,I could you the variety. I love paper piecing because you can use up the small pieces. I would love to have your scraps. Thank you for sharing!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  48. Rebecca H

    I don’t have enough blankets at my house when all the grandchildren come to visit, I have 13 of them! anyway I would love these for a scrappy quilt. thanks for the chance, I’ll take them off your hands, hehe

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  49. Julie

    Oh, what fun. I actually printed your instructions for a crumb quilt a week or so ago. Wouldn’t it be fun to add some of your scraps to my crumb quilt. This may be just the motivation I need to get started on it. Thanks for sharing them and not throwing them out.

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  50. Marsha Bradford

    I’d love to have them! I’ve been interested in paper piecing lately and it uses a lot of smaller scraps. It would be like a treasure chest to see all the fun prints and colors!

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  51. Tami Chaulk

    It sure looks like you have a lot of takers for your excess crumbs. I am a volunteer for the Green Bag Lady project in Colorado. All of my crumbs and scraps that I won’t be using myself is given to the Green Bag Lady project to be used for the stuffing for dog beds that we donate to shelters.

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