Okie Dokie.... I am in Denial... I have a "MUST DO BEFORE QUILT MARKET" list that is reducing by a SMALL fraction.. so I decided to join my QuiltMashup Group on a discussion about SCRAPS
I bet you NEVER do that...
As you know I do not have room to store lots of scraps. That means I must be very frugal on what I keep and for how long. I started filling this tote bag recently (No... I am not saying HOW recently.. geezz....)
Since the QuiltMashup group was chatting scrap and scrap storage I thought I'd dump the bag and sort mine to get it under control.
And maybe to use it....
Dixie is sorting and cutting hers into strips for patchwork. Others are thinking about sorting.. wink!
It works best for me to sort into as few a piles as I can. Each pile will go into a ziplock and then I can figure out what to do with them. But they will be more usable... right?
That's my plan and I'm sticking to it!
Here is my sorting. This gives me some color control. The dark pile is mostly blue, with some black, brown and grey in it too.
These are chunks, triangles, and strips. Some chunks are BIG.
I thought I'd explore what the Quilt Mashup group is going to do with theirs..
Cut into strips for patchwork?
Use as it is for improvisational blocks?
I had saved these charm packs for 'something special'.
I think that I'll add to them from my scraps and make a bag... or a needlecase... what do you think?
All the piles are now in ziplocks and put into another tote... i love this tote from Trader Joe!
It's nice and wide for rooting around ... and storing zip locks
What DID we do before ziplocks?
The bag is now positioned Next to the sewing machine
In the hope that I pull from it and WORK those scraps into nothing-ness!!!
Do you have scraps? Want to tell me about them? How you store or not?
Join me for chat at Quilt Mashup.. free and FUN! CLICK HERE to chat!
Join me at Facebook too .. CLICK HERE!