When I finish making a bed-size quilt, I always have a lot of leftover fabric. I use it to make a small (lap size or larger), scrappy companion quilt. I use a simple pattern so the small quilt comes together quickly. Every recipient has always been pleased and surprised to have a smaller coordinating quilt. I also have considered making complementary pillow covers or wall hangings.

-Helen Orem

Middle River, Maryland

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