Tuesday, February 2, 2016
I have been cutting and sorting and I managed to get through all my scraps! I did actually take a plastic grocery sack full and dump a bunch. They were old and I just couldn't cut anymore!
I have bins for strips cut: 1" to 3 1/2".
I also have squares cut 1/2" to 3 1/2"
Rectangles cut 2" x 3 1/2", 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"
There is a great tutorial on Bonnie Hunter's blog ... Quiltville ... In the top right corner of her blog is a pull down box, go to Tips and Techniques and then go to Scrap Users System. It's really interesting ... So here's what I got ...
So now that I have all these scraps, every project I make has to have the scraps cut and saved, so as not to have such a huge pile to go through!! Not thrown into a basket to deal with later!!! I really encourage you to tame your stash and cut anything smaller than a fat quarter in these various measurements. Now the next step will be to find a pattern that uses these scrap dimensions! Pretty sure I can find a Bonnie Hunter pattern!
Ok ... Onto my February stash project... I cut it all out the other day ...