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I cut my stash of light, medium, and dark fabrics into squares or triangles of various sizes. Whenever I’m starting or ending a seam on a quilt, instead of sewing off onto a single fabric scrap, I sew two triangles or squares together. I put the pieced unit in a scrap box on my sewing table. Before long, I have enough pieced squares and triangles to make a scrappy quilt. 

—Jane Olsen

Maple Valley, Washington

 

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