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What to do with things that you don't know what to do with !

Vintage Linens

Use antique and vintage linens - whole or in pieces -  in your quilts

Vintage tablecloth used in a quilt
Vintage placemats made into a table topper.
Vintage tablecloth with added Dresdens

Interesting Settings

Traditional blocks set with a twist - or two

Equilateral Stars set in squares and tilted
Hexagons set in squares 
No setting triangles needed.
Log Cabin Stars set in circles
Try circles instead of sashing.

String Piecing 

Adapt almost any pattern to string piecing with no foundations

Wedding Ring
No curved piecing!
String Dresden
Orange Peel
Leftovers from cutting the Wedding Ring make the melon shapes for this table runner.
String Pineapple


Get creative with simple borders

Scrappy Periwinkle Star
with scrappy Log Cabin border. 
Lots of leftovers combined to make a folk art quilt
Folk Art Medallion 1
Some blocks leftover from another quilt used for the center and half-circles, vintage blocks cut into baskets and lots of scraps for flowers and bunnies.
Vintage Sampler used in a potluck  quilt 
Midnight In My Garden 2
Pieced entirely from leftover Isosceles triangles!

Use vintage quilt Tops to make "new" quilts

Before - Full size antique quilt top
After - Miniature made from original quilt top pieces.
Strips finish at 1/4" - no foundations needed with my Perfect Strips technique.
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