Often while thrifting for fabrics I come across little bags full of pre-cut shapes, that a quilter once cut out but never used. Sometimes there are some really neat fabrics in those bags, but they are already cut into tiny squares, and some of the fabrics are patterns I wouldn’t want to use in my own creations, and I would have to pay too much for just a few squares that I liked. (Note: I am not a quilter.)
Recently I came across a small bag of a bunch of triangles in designs I actually thought were usable. After washing them, they came out in a big jumble like this:
Of course the time came when I had to iron some of these to turn them back into triangles. I did none of the cutting, but playing with the triangles further reinforced the fact that quilters are powerful crafters!