Friday, December 9, 2011


So what do you do with your scraps?


Earlier this year I bought this storage unit at Target and I LOVE it!! (Okay - truth be told I do wish I had bought the 9-cubby version... that red/pink bin is getting a little full.) It is perfect for holding all those little bits and pieces.


But now I need to figure out what to do with bigger scraps.


See, I love working with fat quarter bundles... as much as I'd love to be able to pull together a selection of fabrics from different collections for my projects, in reality my sewing time is so limited that pre-coordinated bundles are the way to go for me.

From Little Things

But I'm finding that after a project I usually have a good bit of the bunde left over. And now I'm trying to decide what to do... keep them all together to make a second (or third) quilt from... swap them with someone and add something new to the stash... or split the set up and stash it away in my scrap bin?



Catskill Quilter said...

I fold my larger scraps and put them into piles, sorted sort of loosely into brights, traditionals, Asian, African and Aboriginal, 1930's. I can easily see what quantity I have in any grouping and that gives me ideas for what my next project will be. I also have a scrap basket of smaller pieces, which I occasionally cut into various sized squares and odd pieces.

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

I have my larger scraps (say smaller than a fat 8th) in two large tubs. One with 'cool' and one with 'warm' colours. And besides that a messy box with smallish scraps. The tubs are pretty full too, which means I should do more with my scraps! :)