Friday, December 9, 2011

Scraps

So what do you do with your scraps?

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.

Scraps


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

Tranquility


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?

Loulouthi

2 comments:

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! :)