Happy 15th of the month! It’s a great day on my blog … time for another guest blogger for the Scrap Quilt Challenge! Today we’re going to meet Mandy Leins of Mandalei Quilts. You can find Mandy on instagram: @mandaleiquilts and on facebook: Mandalei Quilts. ~ K: Why do enjoy using fabric scraps for quilting? M: I used to be more of a tidy-looking-quilt kind of gal, and many of my new designs are all very clean-looking, but lately I’ve been experimenting and throwing myself into scrap quilting! I have lots of scraps, and I am terrible at organizing them and using them. Most of them are solids, though, and what’s a scrap quilt if it doesn’t have lots of prints? ~ K: Do you have a secret or tip for storing your scraps? M: I have no secret organization. I wish I did. I am pretty sure I am adult ADHD, so when it comes time to organize my scraps I have a strong fight-or-flight response. They’re just in giant bins right now! ~ K: If someone where to have given you one tip for sewing/quilting when you first started – what do you wish they would have told you? M: I didn’t discover glue basting until I had been quilting about ten years. It changed my life and really helped me to do much more advanced things. In particular, I made this quilt with about 1500 1 1 /2" HSTs without any trimming of any triangles, and the points all line up perfectly. Thanks glue basting! In fact, I am eyeing this quilt pattern I wrote for it as a way to use up all my scraps. Just as soon as I finish the other quilts on my list, ha! ~ It was great to find out more about you Mandy! Now everyone needs to go over to Mandy’s blog HERE to find out about her favorite *neutrals* to use in scrappy quilts! And don’t forget to link up your scrap quilt finishes per the challenge rules by November 3rd!
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