Contest Closed! Book Giveaway – Scrap Quilts Go Country
This contest is officially closed!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated.  To find out who won, click here: WINNERS

If you’re a quilter, chances are you’ve got scraps.  If you’ve got scraps, you’re likely thinking about what you can do with them.   Lucky for you, we found dozens of options in a wonderful book by Deanne Eisenman called Scrap Quilts go Country.

This book is jam-packed with great ideas for using scrap pieces in any size, and although all of the quilts are shown in country themed fabrics, why wouldn’t they be just as fun in something bright — or even in batiks?   And, if you’re a new quilter and don’t have that stash of scraps yet, there are cutting instructions for using precuts as well.

To give you an idea of the patterns that this book has to offer, I’ve chosen just a couple that I find particularly nice to show you. 

I know you’ll love this book as much as I do, so we’re giving away three copies of it!  To win, simply let us know how you save your scraps – do you cut them in a certain size, are they all just in a container waiting for inspiration, or do you have no real plan, but think you should save them “just in case”? 

This giveaway will run from February 28th thru March 6th, and we’ll announce the winners on March 7th. 

RULES: One entry per person.  To be considered, your mailing address must be in the contiguous United States.  No purchase necessary. 


  1. Darlene - February 28, 2011

    I wish my scraps were organized – some are cut into 2 1/2 and 3″ squares – but most are stored in bins. When I need a quick project or gift – I reach for those squares – or if I need something small for applique – there is usually some of those squares just waiting to be used. I look forward to hearing how others store their scraps.

  2. Kristi Reed - February 28, 2011

    Right now I have scraps in a little box on my sewing table for the projects that I have currently finished or are working on. There are also plastic bags with sorted-by-color scraps in a larger box. I have yet to come up with a perfect solution for saving my scraps in a more user-friendly way, but am on the lookout for a way that will work best for me!

  3. Kim Schafer-Jones - February 28, 2011

    OK, I went to your website (which I L?V to do anyway) and look’d at all the pages you have to show in the book. Wonderful patterns!!!
    It would be GREAT to win this book! I have so many fabrics and scraps (what decent quilter wouldn’t) that are screaming to go into one of these patterns!
    BTW – I love to shop online with Connecting Threads – especially books! I don’t feel like I’m in the DARK about a book when it comes to shopping with YOU!
    Kim ?

  4. Wieke de Boer - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are in a ziplock baggie that my 1 year old daughter loves to play with more than anything. She takes them out, ‘pastes’ them onto the couch and other object and then puts them back in. And takes them out again 😉

  5. Heidi - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are every which way… some are actually “leftovers” from prev projects in various sizes, and some are 4-5 inch squares (when I think about squaring them up!!) What an inspirational book !
    : )

  6. Wanda Duncan - February 28, 2011

    Pick me, Pick me, pick me, I love making things with fabric & quilting. I wish all I had to was create things…lol…my scraps R everywhere, probably you could find some in every room of my house…not good I know 🙂

  7. Wanda Duncan - February 28, 2011

    Pick me, Pick me, pick me, I love making things with fabric & quilting. I wish all I had to was create things…lol…my scraps R everywhere, probably you could find some in every room of my house…not good I know 🙂

  8. Wanda Duncan - February 28, 2011

    Pick me, Pick me, pick me, I love making things with fabric & quilting. I wish all I had to was create things…lol…my scraps R everywhere, probably you could find some in every room of my house…not good I know 🙂

  9. Betty - February 28, 2011

    Oh how to save those scraps!I have clear glass canisters and these are labeled to save 2, 3 or 4 inch squares – or triangles of various sizes or half-square triangles or circles.I have a drawer to save 2 1/2 inch strips, and for little pieces of all sizes I have a laundry mesh bag. Pieces of batting are in another bag.I try to be organized.

  10. Tina O - February 28, 2011

    I could use this book! I never know what to do with my scraps, they are just sitting in a pile waiting for a purpose.

  11. Dee Strahle - February 28, 2011

    Just what I need! What a great idea!

  12. Betty Gracie - February 28, 2011

    I keep all of my scraps in a big clear bin. It makes it easier to find what I am looking for.

  13. KatyP - February 28, 2011

    My small scraps go in a clear cookie jar. They make my sewing room look festive, not cluttered.

  14. Sheila Fernkopf - February 28, 2011

    I save my small scraps in plastic boxes. Larger pieces go on the shelf according to color.
    I would love to win this book – thanks for doing a giveaway.

  15. Charlotte - February 28, 2011

    I put all my scraps in a clear box. My girlfriend and I were just talking today about what to do with all of our scraps. This book would be our answer. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  16. Nancy Hukill - February 28, 2011

    I could put this awesome book to good use. Nice!

  17. ellen - February 28, 2011

    I save scraps of everything, edges off backings, usuaslly
    with the excess of that project,in ziplocks. I’ve been thinking of sorting them into colors though, maybe then i’d use them.

  18. Lisa - February 28, 2011

    As my scraps are born (leftovers from active project / cut off of half sq tri’s etc ) I sew them up & or store them in a project bag. When I have a sew day with friends I either take them along to share / exchange or create small projects such as place mats, table runners, small bags and either gift the completed items or donate to raffles or meals on wheel programs for the local area.

  19. Cat Lady - February 28, 2011

    My cutting table sits on top of some cabinets that have drawers in them, and in the drawers are dividers that are labeled for width of fabric. As I am cutting fabric, especially after I have finished a project, I sort the scraps into the appropriate drawers. Any pieces that are nine inches or wider are put back on the shelf with the rest of my stash. When I am doing a scrap project, or just need a small amount of one color, I can look in the appropriate width area and then sort from there. So far it is working for me, although I invariably have to cut some of the yardage to get everything I need. I love to make scrap quilts, and this book would be a wonderful gift to receive.

  20. barbara blair - February 28, 2011

    Wow, do I have scraps. I have my own scraps and inherited scraps! I just keep them in totes until I can figure out what to do with them. I never throw anything away, unless it’s micro-mini.

  21. Laura Brozo - February 28, 2011

    This book looks yummy! I have lots of scraps. Love Connecting Threads ~ thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  22. candy - February 28, 2011

    Organized? Was I suppose to do that? I have so many right now that I have stored them in a tote box. All shapes and sizes just tossed into the box. Imagine the fun when I want to look for something. Sort of like Christmas. I could surely use the book to help me thin out what I have.

  23. Laura - February 28, 2011

    Great idea for a practical book. Who doesn’t have scraps they need help with. I think a good idea for a TV series would be “raid my sewing room” and someone would do an example of scrap quilt with the sewing room scraps!

  24. Marcia - February 28, 2011

    I have a lot of scraps, but I’m never sure what to do with them. I just keep them all tucked away in a bin…until they overflow and I have to start a new one.

  25. Rosalyn - February 28, 2011

    When I am finished with a project all the scraps go into plastic bins/drawers. No particular color sorting just squarish in one bin and stripish in another bin. Fat quarter size will go folded with the fat quarters. Leftover HST are in another bin sorted by color.

  26. Tami Pollard - February 28, 2011

    I would love this book. I have lot of scraps and small pieces from other projects.

  27. Jeanne - February 28, 2011

    Would LOVE this book!

  28. Claudette - February 28, 2011

    I have scraps…I would love to win..thanks

  29. Linda P - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are in zip loc bags as well as storage boxes. Most are from my projects, but lately I’ve even picked some up at a local quilt shop who sells their (good size) scraps too ($5 per gallon size bag – can really stuff a lot in them) or at a recent quilt show which practically gives bags and bags of them away on the last day. So yeah, I’ve got lots of scraps!

  30. Kellie Shulruff - February 28, 2011

    I think I’m like many above…a little organized and a little “free spirit” (is what I like to call the part thats not!…*LOL*) I have many cut into 2 1/2 in strips and many in different sized squares, stored in bins…so I can see them. The larger sizes are folded by color and the rest…well, they are “patiently waiting” for me to decide where they go!
    This book looks great…so many ideas and I love that it has scrap and precut options!!! YEAH*S*S*

  31. Shelley - February 28, 2011

    I cut mine into strips and have bins that I put them in. 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3,3.5,4,4.5 and 5″. When I finish cutting out a project, if there’s a piece left, I cut it up. It’s really easy to go to the bins first to look for the size you need. My bins are the size of a shoe box and you’d be surprised how many strips will fit in them. I have a basket of pieces that are too small for the bins so when I catch up with projects, I make some crumb blocks with those. It took me a long time to get organized, but this works for me, thank you Bonnie Hunter!

  32. Anne - February 28, 2011

    I have my scraps sorted by color in Target and Hobby Lobby bags. They’re threatening to take over my closet!

  33. Tammy Murphy - February 28, 2011

    I usually store my scraps in a big mess in a large rubbermaid tote. I am SLOWLY organizing them and cutting them all down into strips of various sizes and storing each size in a smaller bin.
    It is taking a while as the main tote was pretty large but it’ll get done eventually!

  34. robin - February 28, 2011

    I save my strip scraps in small plastic baskets. All sizes of squares go into a shoebox and bigger pieces go into an under the bed plastic tub. The little shnibbles go into the top drawer of a cart beside my sewing machine so I can work on scrappy squares as leaders and enders. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  35. Teri LaVoy - February 28, 2011

    Once I complete a quilt, I keep it together until the binding and label are done. Then I sort them by color and put them in clear plastic drawers. When I get too many, I give them away, keeping only what I may use for applique. But a book with more ideas on how to use them would be absolutely wonderful.

  36. carol - February 28, 2011

    What great ideas that are listed here!!! I really need to rethink the way I store my scrapes. I have no real organization but no way I’m throwing any fabric out no matter how small.

  37. Barb Shoffner - February 28, 2011

    I save my scraps in a plastic tub. When I am making something that needs an added color, I can easily grab a scrap and try it out. I like to use a scarp from one quilt to add to another when I am making quilts for grandkids, this way they have a little of each others quilt in theirs.

  38. Vicki Olmstead - February 28, 2011

    After a project is complete, I cut my scraps into 2″ strips and/or 5″ or 21/2″ squares and store them in baskets depending on the size.

  39. B J Elder - February 28, 2011

    I use ziploc bags and separate them by dominant color, that way when I need a certain color it is a lot easier to find. I have a big clear lidded tote that I keep them all in.

  40. Laurie Wyatt - February 28, 2011

    Right now they are all just in a big bin waiting for inspiration about how to cut/organize them!

  41. robin - February 28, 2011

    I’m only a beginner, thus I have VERY few scraps – right now they’re just in a pile on a shelf… but I’d imagine a Rubbermade bin would be just the thing…

  42. Brooke - February 28, 2011

    I toss small scraps into ziploc bags – not organized by color or anything at all. Bigger scraps, I fold and put in my drawers which are organized by color and type. I’ve got LOTS of scraps so I hope I win!

  43. jennifer w. - February 28, 2011

    I LOVE scraps (no piece is too small!), mine live in 4 large, clear boxes. I hope to have them all organized by color by the end of the year.

  44. Kathy Biggs - February 28, 2011

    If a scrap is large enough to cut a 1.5″ square, it’s a keeper. I trim off all dangles and strings and place according to color in my official ‘scrap’ container which is a large plastic storage box. I do not pre-cut into strips or squares because of not knowing what each piece will end up used for. This book looks fantastic. The photos you chose to preview are indeed intriguing.

  45. tammy - February 28, 2011

    I just throw all my scraps into a large hamper – which is overflowing and needs me to do something with it soon. Hope I win the book and get some inspiration.

  46. Sharon - February 28, 2011

    Most of my small scraps are cut down into squares or strings as I go. I have bins for selvages, strings, 2″ squares and strips, 2 1/2″ squares and strips as well as 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″, 5″. I use mostly the 2 and 2 1/2″. Larger scraps are kept in bins by color and are cut as needed, with small bits cut to the appropriate size square and added to that bin. I love making scrap quilts, so the bins are constantly changing.

  47. karen S - February 28, 2011

    Awww…scraps! I love them! And you can tell I love them by the number of large black garbage bags that are overflowing with them because some day I just might need them!

  48. Janice - February 28, 2011

    I keep all my scraps…I’m a newbie and don’t cut them to a certain size, but I try to seperate them in bins by the approximate size. I know that as I accumulate more scraps I’ll need to get a little more organized. This book looks like a lot of fun!

  49. Jeanette - February 28, 2011

    I have a plastic bin that I store scraps in. It’s getting full and that book looks like just the thing to get my scrap pile reduced! Projects look really nice.

  50. Karen - February 28, 2011

    I have four plastic bins where I sort my scraps by color; any shape, any size. I have a separate tub to collect leftover binding strips to use on scrappy quilts.

  51. Diana - February 28, 2011

    I have lots of scraps big small I keep them all. Now as far as having them organized, that would be a BIG no. But I do go to them when I am in need of just a couple of more colors to finish a project, I can generally find something that will work for me.

  52. Sue Abero - February 28, 2011

    Oh My! You mean my scraps are supposed to be organized, Thank you to every one who posted on great ideas for organizing and storing them. I promise if I win the book to do something with them besides stuff them in a box.

  53. Jane H - February 28, 2011

    Would love to have some patterns to be able to use all of my scrap fabric!!!! It would be wonderful

  54. Sandy A - February 28, 2011

    Right now, I have two bags of scraps I am trying to decide what to do with. I want to cut them in to usable strips or squares, just not sure what to do. maybe this book would help?!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. shout4joy - February 28, 2011

    my scraps are mostly sorted by color in bins. I never know what will inpsire me to use them, so I hate to cut them up and then find I needed a different size/shape!

  56. Carol - February 28, 2011

    Strips I wrap around cardboard. Smaler piece go into plastic crates. I’m in the process of organizing them right now.

  57. Barbara Setterdahl - February 28, 2011

    I keep putting little scraps in the pile because I love the fabric and think someday I might find a use for them. Lately, I’ve been able to toss the tony scraps with hesitation. Is there such a thing as a fabric hoarder?
    I love the looks of the projects in this featured book. I think I’m a project hoarder too, Oh no!

  58. Beth B - February 28, 2011

    I save my scraps in bags by color.

  59. Olivia - February 28, 2011

    After completing a quilt top, my leftover strips are then sewn together, widthwise. Randomly select short- and medium-length strips when sewing together, but each strip must be the same width. I then roll up the really long strips jellyroll-style to store them on a shelf. When I have enough, I sew all the different width strips together lengthwise to make a quilt. No seams to match, and the quilt is beautiful and so easy. I recently downsized to a retirement community and haven’t quilted for 3 years, but this book has inspired me to start quilting again. I want to make a scrap quilt with all the tropical theme scraps I have. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

  60. Trudy Lindemann - February 28, 2011

    I have reduced my dwindling stash by cutting scraps into strips and squares for future projects. This book would be a great way for me to use many of those pre-cuts.
    I sort by size and light, medium, dark and bright values.

  61. Christine Martinson - February 28, 2011

    I really have no organization of my scraps other than I keep them in plastic bags. I know that isn’t the best way to keep them but they are together — on a project by project basis. I tend to keep the larger pieces.

  62. ginger - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are not organized. Every time I have a few days vacation, that goes on my list of things to accomplish, but it never quite happens.
    I’d love to win this book – I especially like the Traveling Star pattern!

  63. Mary White - February 28, 2011

    I “try” to keep my scraps organized. If I have a piece of fabric big enough, I cut a 5″ Dresden plate and toss it into the Dresden container. One of these days, I’ll have enough to make a full size quilt. The plates also give me something to do when I’m itching to sew, but only have a few minutes.
    After each project, I sort the rest of the scraps and store them in Ziplock bags, that way, if I’m looking for a specific fabric, I know which project I used it in and exactly where to find it.

  64. Fran - February 28, 2011

    My scraps end up in totes until they are overflowing, then I cut into 2-1/2″ strips. I made one king, two queen, and two lap-size quilts this year all made from scraps and ‘whatever-was-I-thinking’ pieces. Two of these were string quilts and the other three were 4-patch variations.

  65. Muriel - February 28, 2011

    Scraps…..well, I have some in a container and some are in plastic zip lock bags and some are over there in a pile! I really don’t have any system for saving my scraps. Actually I’ve made some small 9 patches with scraps but haven’t put them all together yet. As you can see, I’m not very organized about scraps, but I never, never throw them away.

  66. Karen - February 28, 2011

    My scraps aren’t in a box…waiting for some inspiration on what to do with it.

  67. Cindy - February 28, 2011

    some are in zip lock bags, if there is enough to fold, I fold it and stack it in a shoebox. Tiny pieces I think I might use for paper piecing go in an empty kleenex box.

  68. Janet George - February 28, 2011

    I’ve been piling them in the closet in my sewing room. But after reading at a website to cut them in small squares and have a light pile & dark pile – to sew together as you end & begin your regular sewing (which I already do using a scrap sewn over & over!) – I think I’m going to try that! You end up with a quilt that almost sews itself without you really trying!

  69. Chriss - February 28, 2011

    I try to cut my scraps into charms or strips… I have a shoe box size tote of different size charms..

  70. Rose Ann Bybee - February 28, 2011

    I have three containers. One for me and one each for my granddaughters. I am still waiting on inspiration, but don’t have the heart to get rid of them!

  71. Alicia Jones - February 28, 2011

    Scraps are all over my sewing room. Maybe this book would help me put them to good use! Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. Dawn Hollingsworth - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are just that, scraps! :/ Some are squares in various sizes, some are strips, some are leftover pieces and some are 1/2 square triangles made when sewing 1/4 inch on both sides of the pattern line. Unfortunately, I have no organized system for the jumble of fabric I just can’t seem to throw away!! This book would certainly help me make that jumble smaller.

  73. PattyS - February 28, 2011

    I grew up in the country and my family had very little. But come school starting or Easter Mom would order fabric from Sears and make all of our clothes. So it was hand-me-downs in my family. I remember being fascinated with mom’s scraps and knew when she through them on the floor they were mine. So SCRAPS have always been a part of my life. Today I still keep the smallest scraps and have a binful. I could really use your book “Scrap Quilts, Go Country”.

  74. Laura - February 28, 2011

    I do have some of my scraps pre-cut but then if I precut all of them it seems that they are not in the size I need. So I also keep them in bins labeled dark, medium and light. I think I also have on where they are all mixed up.

  75. Marlene Duffy - February 28, 2011

    I cant say I really have a method of storing scraps , they are usually in plastic zip lock bags & stored in a storage tote I,m really not very organized but I sure wish I was

  76. Diane C - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are organized by color. Anything under 1/4 yard goes into the scrap drawer. I don’t cut them to any particular size because I never know what I will need them for next. I use them in scrappy quilts and for applique. I have already decided the traveling star will be my first quilt from the book.

  77. Nan Berg - February 28, 2011

    I keep most of the smaller ones in a big plastic container. I try to keep like fabrics (batiks) and those left over from a project together in ziplock plastic bags. The larger pieces I put in a drawer with similar fabrics.

  78. Dee - February 28, 2011

    I cut my scraps into 6 different sizes: 2″ squares, 2.5″ x 4.5″ bricks, 5″ squares, 1″ strips, 1.5″ strips and 2.5″ strips. Everything smaller than these go into a scrap bag that I give away to those enterprising people who like to make crumb blocks.

  79. Rhonda Phillips - February 28, 2011

    I keep my scraps cut into 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ strips. Then I put them in clear containers. I usually cut more of the 2 1/2″ and have two containers for those. One light strips and one dark strips.

  80. Penny Smith - February 28, 2011

    I never did organize my scraps until I realized that I was purchasing fat quarters and small amounts of fabric very similar to things I already had! One rainy day, I pulled out all of material and organized the scraps. I put them in categories….baby, girly girl, boys, patriotic, vintage, etc. I labeled plastic shoe boxes with snap on tops and now stack them in my sewing closet with the labels facing out. When I need a scrap or some inspiration, I look through the boxes and can actually find what I need.

  81. Carlie - February 28, 2011

    I cut mine in the largest size square or if it is long in strips and pin together according to size…if I have time! Otherwise they are kept in a scrap bag! This book has some great looking quilts to use up my scraps!!!

  82. Becky Grosser - February 28, 2011

    I cut daily on my Accuquilt Go and I love to put my scraps in pretty baskets!I do place various ones in pretty “labeled” boxes when I cut them for the next project:yoyos. I make,repair and LOVE dolls so can never have too many scraps!!

  83. Geri Laws - February 28, 2011

    Tooooooooo many scraps sounds like a book I could use.

  84. Mary Riedel - February 28, 2011

    I have most of my scraps saved by color. I keep them in clear plastic bags, which are stored in a bin. This is very helpful for looking for bits of colors. I also have some cut into various sizes for projects.

  85. Trish Wells - February 28, 2011

    I just started quilting last year and I’m amazed at the “stash” I’ve accumulated already. Some of my scraps are organized in drawers…if they were already cut (leftover squares or strips), otherwise they’re all in a big bin wondering what I should do with them. This book would be fantastic to give me some ideas and inspiration. PICK ME – PIC ME!

  86. Barb Colvin - February 28, 2011

    I keep saying that I’m going to start cutting my scraps into usable pieces like 2 1/2″ squares and strips, but right now they all just hang out all together in a bin. Maybe today’s the day to get started–hmmm

  87. Corinne - February 28, 2011

    I put my small scraps in canning jars according to colors. I used plastic containers for larger pieces and a basket for selvage ends. The book is awesome, thank you for sharing.

  88. Kitty - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are pretty unorganized but I’m saving them anyway! Hmm…maybe I need a new book for inspiration!

  89. Kristie Layne - February 28, 2011

    I have a ton of scraps and sometimes feel overwhelmed with them. I have them in boxes and totes right now so they are not really organized very well do to lack of space. We will soon be moving in our new house and I have big plans for my quilting room then! Lots of organization and QUILTING! The books have some wonderful patterns in them, I LOVE quilting books!

  90. Kathy Raabe - February 28, 2011

    I am in the process of organizing my scraps – cutting them into 1 1/2 inch strips, squares of various sizes, triangles, etc. I plan to finish cutting them and storing in plastic drawers according to lights, medium darks. . . or was that by print, plaid, plain . . . maybe some of each. Too much to throw away and need to organize what I keep. Help by choosing me to win the book!!!

  91. Marilyn Vincent - February 28, 2011

    Love Connecting Threads. Their fabric is soo nice and the price will probably give me a chance to continue to buy new fabric. Have lots of scraps to use up also.

  92. kaholly - February 28, 2011

    This book looks like a real gem.

  93. Sandy Hughes - February 28, 2011

    I am kind of newbie to scrap quilting. God knows I have tons of scraps. I love to hand quilt & embroider my quilts. Last queen size quilt was a Celtic Irish quilt with all my family members incorporated into it. Weddings and births all recorded. Which I gave to my mother. Family members all thinking that they will inherit it. Now I would like to do a scrap quilt. I have never done one.

  94. Joan - February 28, 2011

    I sure could make good use of the Scrap Quilt Go Country book! I keep my larger size scrap pieces in clear plastic bins sorted by color. The small scraps are tossed together in another plastic bin and any leftover strips are rolled and kept in another clear bin. Works for me.

  95. Debbie Jewell - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are cut in strips and squares of all sizes, put in zip-log bags, then put in a storage box. When I’m just want something different to sew, pull out the box grab a bag and start stitching. This book would be great for some new ideas! Thanks Connecting Threads!!

  96. Connie White - February 28, 2011

    Right now most of my scraps are in ziploc bags that include the scraps from each project that I have completed.
    I have never made a scrappy quilt, so the book looks very interesting and I would love to win one.
    I love CT fabrics and especially enjoy QWU. You all do a great job!

  97. MaryAnn - February 28, 2011

    I have enough scraps to start my own fabric store!!! would love to win!!!

  98. janet - February 28, 2011

    I have scraps in every size and color, but I never have the right size so lately I have been waiting for inspiration, this book is what I need. I would love to win one. .

  99. Lisa Storm - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are a result of my habit of buying “just an extra quarter yard” to be sure I have enough! I am getting a large stash going, and would love a good use for them! This book looks amazing-

  100. Debbie Davis - February 28, 2011

    Would LOVE to win this book. I’m definitely a scrap happy quilter! Thanks for the opportunity! Just ordered some batiks and they are beautiful and feel divine. Please continue to offer such great fabric at great prices!

  101. Wanda Duncan - February 28, 2011

    Pick me, Pick me, pick me, I love making things with fabric & quilting. I wish all I had to was create things…lol…my scraps R everywhere, probably you could find some in every room of my house…not good I know 🙂

  102. Wanda Duncan - February 28, 2011

    Pick me, Pick me, pick me, I love making things with fabric & quilting. I wish all I had to was create things…lol…my scraps R everywhere, probably you could find some in every room of my house…not good I know 🙂

  103. Cheri Sharp - February 28, 2011

    I cut my scraps into squares or strips. That way I don’t have lots of itsy bitsy pieces to keep track of. I would love to win this wonderful book!

  104. Judy Abel - February 28, 2011

    Oh my I need help. I need to clean out all my material and get organized. What a wonderful way (treat) to inspire me to get it done by winning this book to give me good ideas of how to use scraps!! I am a new quilter and need lots of ideas!

  105. Char - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are organized and I think this would be the perfect book for a “Scrap Bagger”.

  106. Sharon Leighton - February 28, 2011

    I have a basket near my machine that all the scraps end up in. My quilting “to do” list has “organize quilting scraps” on it but it always ends up at the end of all the other “to dos!” Maybe this book would inspire me to get to USING those scraps so I can take them off my “to do” list!

  107. Melva Nolan - February 28, 2011

    I store them in plastic shoe boxes sorted by color.

  108. Rhonda Laws - February 28, 2011

    I have no rhyme nor reason to how I. Save my scraps
    I love them all. The all and would ice them all if I were so inspiredto do so. Thank you

  109. Deb - February 28, 2011

    This is pretty pitiful, but my scraps are everywhere–definitely no rhyme or reason. Some are in a large LL Bean canvas bag, others in a bin, and others scattered the last place I happened to be. I recently read about someone on a blog who had color sorted her scraps and put them all in shoebox size plastic bins. I saw a big box of 16 shoebox bins in Costco over the weekend and thought about that blogger. But where would I put 16 bins? So my scraps remain scattered…I’m still thinking on a solution though!

  110. sylvia - February 28, 2011

    I stuff them all in scrap bins–I figure if I cut them one way, I will inevitably decide that I want to make a different quilt.

  111. Ginger - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are not organized. They are stuffed in an empty batting bag. One day I’ll do something with them.

  112. Tonya - February 28, 2011

    I don’t have any real plans for my scraps, but I save them all. Every single one…….

  113. Andrea Clapp - February 28, 2011

    I put all my scraps in a big rubbermaid container. I cut what I can into 2 1/2″ strisp and those go into gallon sized ziplock bags that I keep inside my giant scrap bin. Someday (hopefully soon) I will use alot of them in a scrappy quilt. I have good intentions- just not enough time in the day for every quilt!

  114. Diana L - February 28, 2011

    I just put all my scraps in containers – big ones! – sorted by color family. They are all different sizes and shapes. I keep thinking I should go through them but… I’d rather quilt! I save all sizes too

  115. Diane Karaba - February 28, 2011

    I have fabric scraps of all kinds, alot from materials that I have got from Connecting threads and left overs from projects. Than I am a mom of 4 and a gramma of 9 wonderful grandkids so I have wound up with alot over the years with cutting snippets from things they wore and grew out of. I have 2 of the old 3 foot tall canisters that you used to buy powdered laundry soap in and lined them so to protect the fabric. One is for the project scraps and the other is for the snippet of memories. I would love to win this book so that I could make something with the memories to hand down to the grandkids so they can always have an idea of their heritage.

  116. Elisa - February 28, 2011

    Lately I’ve been cutting them up into 2.5″ squares, 2.5″x5″ rectangles, and 1.5″ strips. Getting a lot made with it!

  117. Sharon - February 28, 2011

    I have boxes of strips I cut, but I also have scraps sorted by “light” and “color” in baskets.

  118. Pat V. - February 28, 2011

    I try to keep the scraps pretty organized so I can actually use them! When there are leftover pieces I cut them into 2.5 or 1.5 inch strips, or 2.5 inch squares. If they don’t fit any of these dimensions, they go in a bin sorted by color. This book looks like it has some great patterns!

  119. Carol Vickers - February 28, 2011

    My scraps are sorted by color in the drawers of a small chest. I hesitate to cut them into specific sizes – what if I’ve made 2-1/2″ strips and now need 5″ squares??? I’ve been doing better at using them up recently but I think they multiply overnight!

  120. Patti truckey - February 28, 2011

    Oops posted wrong place! New at this! Some of my scraps are in certain sizes and in baffles. The rest are folded on my table or in a bag waiting to be used. I have been quilting for little over a year and taught myself so this book would be great!
    Thank you for this giveaway!

  121. Carol Pattersn - March 1, 2011

    I cut my scraps into different size squares, strips, and bricks, but mostly they are in a big roll-a-round container under my cutting table.

  122. Shannon W - March 1, 2011

    I’m living a bit of a nomad life right now. But I also receive many hand-me-down scraps. So I press them and fold them and then have 3 totes to sort to . “Yardage” meaning has selvage to selvage of around a yard or more. Neat scraps, meaning there are no selvages any more and they may not be even with the grain anymore. They I just keep the neatest most exciting at the top ready for a book like this. The other is partially done projects, or pieces put together into nothing. Now I can’t wait to hear what everyone else does.

  123. Janice M - March 1, 2011

    All my fabrics are organized by color. That includes scrap pieces. If I win a book I could clean out a couple of tubs!

  124. Elizabeth - March 1, 2011

    Any fabric that is not earmarked for a specific project is kept in Rubbermaid bins, sorted by color (red/pink, orange/yellow, green, blue, purple, brown/tan, black/grey/white). Yardage and scraps are kept in the same bin, and I don’t cut it down to a specific size (I will invariably need the piece to be 1/4″ wider than the size I cut it down to!).
    This book looks like it has some great patterns – I really like the Traveling Star one (my favorite patterns are always one that combine two different blocks to make a secondary design).

  125. Prairie Quilter - March 1, 2011

    Scrap quilts are my favorite. I cut smaller scraps into usable sizes (2 1/2″, 4 1/2″, etc), but keep the larger pieces intact. Some of my older scraps are just in a rubber tub with a lid. Long strips of less than 2″ are used for a rag rug.

  126. Shirley Drury - March 1, 2011

    I’m a new quilter so my scraps are very unorganized but I think I will sort by color. I love star quilts of any kind so I’m really hoping I win this book, it’s beautiful!

  127. Jennie Steward - March 1, 2011

    I took a scrap therapy class some time ago and learned to organize my scraps. I have 5″, 3″ and 2 1/2″ squares in storage bins and 2 1/2″ strips in another. I have gone to these bins more times than I can count and used these “ready made” pieces. I keep a box at my feet while cutting new projects and toss pieces in it. When it is full I spend an hour or so cutting it all up into usable pieces. Its a great system for organizing them.

  128. RANCHMOM - March 1, 2011

    I would love this book, I keep my scraps in a drawer but Like the idea of sorting them into baggies by color, because my method is just to shove them in and never finding the right one again.

  129. Janet Kopecky - March 1, 2011

    I would love to win this book. I save all my scraps in a container. I have a couple scrap quilts started. I have a play day once a month and make easy scrappy blocks. Some day I will have a couple scrappy quilts.

  130. Janie Farmer - March 1, 2011

    I have plenty of scraps, scraps & more scraps. I love scrappy quilts & I am always looking for more ideas to use my scrap collection. This book would be great.

  131. Donna Sykes - March 1, 2011

    My scraps are all thrown in two large bags. I think I need to organize them as it is a pain in the neck to go through when I am looking for something in particular. I love scrappy quilts and would love to win this book.

  132. Cherie - March 1, 2011

    This looks like a great book! Would love to win.

  133. Dorothy Smietana - March 1, 2011

    Would love the book. A lady at our quilt club showed off her scrappy quilt today and now I want to make one.

  134. Heidi Ross - March 1, 2011

    Would love to win this book. I don’t have many scraps yet but I just toss them into the container (an 18 gallon tote).

  135. April S. - March 1, 2011

    I keep my scraps in old popcorn tins. I have one for flannel, one for batting scraps and then others for cotton. I have been using them for handquilting hexagons in the car. I found that I was actually using up more fabric than I thought from scraps, but then I turn around and swear they were multiplying again while I wasn’t looking. Can’t have enough scraps!

  136. sue johnson - March 1, 2011

    i put my scraps in a storage box like shoe boxes i have only been quilting almost a year ,but already needing something better to put scrapes in

  137. Regan Martin - March 1, 2011

    I love making scrap quilts….and my scraps are all organized in strips and squares. I’ve got bins holding the strips, in lots of sizes, and several sizes of squares are stacked in drawers. My fat quarters are all in short tubs by color or category (like civil war, xmas, 30’s, etc.), and my yardage is on shelves by color. I love having it all organized so I can spend less time finding fabric, and more time sewing! Yeah! Since I got it all organized, I’ve been cranking out the quilts like crazy! So much fun!

  138. Chris - March 2, 2011

    I just throw them in boxes according to colors waiting for inspiration to strike or the need for more space.

  139. Vicki - March 2, 2011

    Well….I have learned not to save the pieces that are so small they couldn’t possibly be used in *anything*! I have about four large rectangular clear storage boxes that sit under one of the long tables in my sewing room. They are sorted by lights, darks, flannels, etc., and are larger pieces. Smaller boxes hold fat quarters sorted by color. Bags (of all sorts!) hold charms, strips, and scraps. Other boxes or bags hold works in progress & projects to do. I love scrap quilts. I can look at the ones I’ve done and tell people exactly which piece was a leftover from which dress I made for my daughter or myself. I would really like to have a book to help me use up my vast collection of scraps (some of which came from Connecting Threads!).

  140. Melissa - March 2, 2011

    I save my scraps in a bin and then every so often (or when it gets full and overflows onto the floor) I cut them into usable pieces with my GO! starting with the largest possible and going down to the 2 inch sq. I keep those in labeled plastic shoe boxes (which are nearing overflowing themselves, so it is a perfect time to win this – Thanks for the chance!).

  141. Lisa - March 2, 2011

    My scraps are not organized at all! In bags, in baskets, all over the house. I must do something about that one of these days!

  142. Kathy Benson - March 2, 2011

    I have my scraps organized into plastic tubs, I have a tub each for 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″ etc all the way up to 7″ wide. Then it’s either the fat eight’s or fat quarter tubs. The squares I have in canisters, 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, etc up to 6.5″. When I working on a project I throw all the scraps into a laundry basket, when I done with the project I go through everything and put it away in a “sized container”. Scraps that are wierd or don’t fit into any container I have, go into the paper pieceing container as I have lots of patterns for small pieces.

  143. Bonnie Blessing - March 2, 2011

    I have lots of scraps and would love to be able to use them. This book would be great to have for that purpose

  144. Anne - March 2, 2011

    I have many scraps just waiting to be used. Thanks

  145. Sandy Todd - March 2, 2011

    Funny that you should ask…I’m in the process of cleaning up my stash…was in a postage stamp swap (1 1/2″)…after cutting the 500 I needed to swap, I just kept going…have cut all of the larger scraps into 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ squares…now I’m using up all the scraps left over to cut more 1 1/2″ squares. Nice to see my stash getting organized and ready to use! :0)

  146. Jackie - March 2, 2011

    I put aside my scraps until the project I’m working on is complete then I cut up my scrap fabric into 1 1/2″ to 3″ strips depending on size of leftover. I have labelled plastic containers which the corresponding size is kept then I can just reach for whatever size I need.

  147. Dorothy I. Dishman - March 2, 2011

    A new book with new ideas to use my scraps would be more than welcome. I have 15 clear shoeboxes labeled with the color stacked on a bookshelf that contain all my small pieces. I also keep any left over binding to use as binding on a scrappy quilt or to cut into 2.5 blocks.
    No matter how organized I get, there are still alot of scraps leftover & my 4 yr old grandson loves to glue them
    on his wood work projects.

  148. Rita Sanders - March 2, 2011

    I love quilting books. So much inspiration! I don’t cut my scraps until I get ready to use them, unless I have a specific pattern in mind. (Just in case I need a different size).

  149. Lori - March 2, 2011

    Stars my favorite thing to make and look at.

  150. Linda Christianson - March 2, 2011

    Scrapes are fun and another boo to add to my collection would be wonderful for ideas.

  151. Sandy B - March 2, 2011

    So I miss out again but at least I can say the book looks so good.

  152. Nancy B - March 2, 2011

    Would love to win this book, then I wouldn’t have an excuse for not knowing how to organize my scraps!

  153. Jeannine Steiner - March 2, 2011

    For now, I just throw them in a bin. Someday I know I’ll get around to sorting them, probably by color.

  154. Cecilia Y. - March 2, 2011

    I have started sorting my scraps using Bonnie Hunter’s book. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  155. Beth T. - March 3, 2011

    I have four bins: Pre-washed scraps & Unwashed scraps (for the smaller pieces), and “Prewashed” and “Unwashed” for any yardage that has been cut up but isn’t scrap-sized. I can’t bring myself to cut it into strips before I’m ready to use it…what if it turns out that’s not what I end up wanting?
    Thansk for the giveaway.
    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  156. Jackie Smith - March 3, 2011

    Hi, I save them just in case… I never throw anything away that might come in handy the next time! I think I got this from my dear sweet grandmother – she never threw anything away of value, or come to think of it, with no value either! We are the “save everything family” and I am glad to be that way since we are saving money by saving everything! My grandmother would save used ketchup bottles just in case she needed them for one of the animals on the farm. She reused those for feeding a new born animal or a sick one that couldn’t raise its head… oh well, that’s probably enough writing about this subject! Thanks!

  157. Sheryl Jones - March 3, 2011

    I have my scraps seperated by color in plastic bins. I don’t cut them until I need them. That way, I can always find certain colors for applique as well as scrap quilts.

  158. Darlene - March 3, 2011

    I have lots of floral fat quarters. It would be nice to know what to do with them.

  159. Linda bodkin - March 3, 2011

    I have just accumulated enough of the scraps needed for a quilt like the ones in this book, and wish to learn more to use them up! Would love to win it! Thanks!

  160. Faye - March 3, 2011

    I have scraps all over the sewing room that would be put to great use with this book. It would be a real joy to win. Thanks..

  161. Margie - March 3, 2011

    I’ve looked and looked but didn’t find how to enter the contest for the book. I would love to entr. Please guide me. Thanks.

  162. Therese Warmath - March 3, 2011

    I’ve just finished 2 quilt tops of clothes from when my son and daughter were toddlers. One quilt top is for my son’s 30th birthday this Sept. and the other is for me. My daughter passed away when she was 6, and both “tops” have her dresses in them. I’ve saved “every” scrap in a plastic tote to make me a “strip” memory pillow. Thanks for the chance to add another book to my beginners quilting library.

  163. Lisa Timmer - March 3, 2011

    I have my fabrics separated in plastic containers. Everything greater than around a fat quarter size is folded and gathered together with like colors. Everything smaller in size is in another container.
    Initially I thought I would just go ahead and either cut strips or blocks depending on the piece. I decided it was too much work when I didnt have a specific project in mind so all the scraps are literally heaped up and overflowing in the container. I just recently pulled out various colors to make the border sections in Cottage Creek Quilts’ Simply Spring pattern.
    The tiniest of pieces usually go into the trash. Gasp you say, but Im talking the tiny trimmings. I recently met a lady who takes these scraps and makes little beds for cats/kittens after surgery or when they are sick. I’m not sure if she uses batting, I’ll have to ask, but I put together a bag scrap batting for her too.
    Thanks for the chance! The book looks great.

  164. Bethany Nelson - March 3, 2011

    It seems that all quilter have the same problems. To much fabric, to little time,not enough space and tomany ideas.

  165. Kay Pratt - March 4, 2011

    My scaps tend to go into a generic container, semi-sorted by color — because I tend to use them as color combinations. Perhaps I think short-term, but I don’t cut them up as they accumulate, keep thinking I don’t know how I will use them and if they’ve been cut too small — oh, oh. Small pieces that are left from trimming and are consistent may go into separate bags.

  166. Amanda Best - March 4, 2011

    I keep my scraps in little plastic containers, and I always “intend” to make scrap quilts, like maybe flying geese, with them but I don’t do this as often as I should. I do not cut them into a specific size because I never know what size I’ll need until I start the project. Thank You!

  167. Teresa D. - March 4, 2011

    My scraps go into totes and then one day when I figure out how to make useable projects from them I will have them. My fabric is more organized than my scraps!

  168. Heather M - March 5, 2011

    My scraps go in a bag, not particularly handy I must say, I don’t actually have enough to make anything right now, but I hope to gather enough to make a really cool quilt at some point.

  169. Michelle - March 5, 2011

    I buy salad or spinach in the big clear containers from sams wholesale club. when I am done with them I wash and dry them. I have bins for all kinds of scraps, different shapes, and tones of fabric. Scrappy quilts are my favorite. The bins are not real sturdy, but if you are careful they last a long time, they stack well, you can see through them, and they are free because I am recycling them. if they do break, I have some saved not in use and I send the broken one to the real recycling.

  170. Lisa M. - March 5, 2011

    I was painstakingly sorting my scraps by shape and each had it’s own storage tote. Now it’s getting out of control and I’ve been tossing them into a single large tote. I have been thinking of how I could use them up. A book like this would certainly help! Thanks for the chance!

  171. Angela Kasper - March 5, 2011

    Sadly, all my scraps are in trash bags. I don’t dare toss out even the tiniest piece. You never know when you need just that little special something to finish of your project.

  172. Darlene Savage - March 5, 2011

    I have 2 small plastic drawer things that I keep my scraps in. They are in pieces but not cut up. I like the larger pieces in case I need something long to cut in strips. These container have casters and are easy to pull up to the ironing board to press out some fabric. I would love to have one of these books.

  173. Melinda - March 5, 2011

    Scraps? You make them sound like leftovers! I have 8 boxes (under my bed)so they are handy at any hour, sorted by color. I pull them out sometimes just to look at them. My newest idea is to do a charm quilt, so with my first experience with paper piecing, I’m making one hexagon of each fabric. It’s REALLY hard to make just one. This is opening up my ideas of making more “scrappy” quilts- this book would help! I have two sweater bags of smaller scraps, my young girls love to lay them out on the floor making their own “quilts” while I am sewing at my machine.

  174. Laurie Griffith Bernard - March 5, 2011

    I LOVE to organize almost as much as I love to quilt. I store my scraps in a couple of different ways. My scraps that have some wonder-under still attached go in a big “applique” bag so I can just snip off a small piece that still has fusible web attached to it and keep those pieces separated from my piecing scraps. My large scraps of at least 8×8″ go back into the regular plastic tubs sorted by color. Smaller scraps are cut into 2 & 1/2″ squares that I use for “beginners and finishers” as I piece other quilts. Anything smaller than 2 & 1/2″ I throw away…and believe me it took me years to be able to do that! Sometimes if I want to play with my fabric I sort my scraps. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. 🙂

  175. VickiT - March 5, 2011

    My scraps are all in one large clear bin. I have not organized them yet but will when I find a plan to do so which will fit my own needs. I haven’t decided yet how I will do them but don’t want to do it one way and then change my mind later as I have done with my fabrics now three times.
    That looks like a great book to own and I’d love to win one of the copies.

  176. Cathy Jackson - March 6, 2011

    What gorgeous quilts! I’m so happy that you shared a couple of extra pictures with us. I love scrap quilts and save all of my tiniest pieces and my selvages too, because I like to use them as well. If the scrap is too little to sew with I use it for rag stuffing dolls. Beautiful book! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
    Cathy ?

  177. Mimi Fridie - March 6, 2011

    I am kind of compulsive, so I have specific plans for all my scraps. The tiny ones are saved for my niece, who loves them for her beautiful completely handmade quilts. Strips go in their own shoe box for use in striped borders or sashings. Odd-shaped are perfect for paper-piecing, which I do sporadically. Then I have a large bin for leftover cuts, which can be used in various ways as needed.

  178. corvair girl - March 6, 2011

    SCRAPS, SCRAPS AND MORE SCRAPS. A new book would really help with the problem. Always looking for new ideas.

  179. Deborah Ocasio - March 6, 2011

    OHHH I hope I made it in time! I would love to have this book!!! I have so many scraps of treasured fabric that I would love to use into something beautiful!
    Debbie O in Idaho

  180. Elaine Heller - March 6, 2011

    Scrap quilts are my absolute favorite and I would love this book. Small scraps are kept in a pretty floral box, but everything else goes in an old dresser used just for my stash.

  181. Marcia W. - March 6, 2011

    Thank you for this nice giveaway. I would love to win this book and know that my mother will enjoy it. Most of our fabric is stored in large labelled clear plastic containers by color. Scraps or yardage – no matter what fiber content and not quilt shop quality. Itsy scraps (most purchased from Haven Hospice thrift store) are in plastic ziploc bags – stored in a clear plastic container.

  182. Carla Therrien - March 6, 2011

    I have a big rubber maid tote that I throw my scraps in if they are too small to iron and fold for my stash. I made one scrappy quilt out of the tote and it didn’t make a difference. I really could use this book so that someday I could see the bottom of my large rubbermaid tote.