Mandy Leins of Mandalei Quilts–Scrap Quilt Designer Showcase

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.fairday

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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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