Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Organizing scraps

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 ...
And here is more ...
This doesn't look like much, but it took hours!!!!  There's a lot more here than appears to be!

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 ...
Super quick and fun ... And look .. I'll give you a peek at my first block ...
How cute is that?!!  Okay, gotta go figure out yardage so I can do my overdo stash report!!

1 comment:

Susy said...

Sock Monkeys!!!
Cute Colleen.
Thanks for the stash tips,
Susy B.