do you save scraps of fabric? I do. do you cut them up? I do. do you use them? I do!
I try really hard to cut up my scraps. I am pretty good at cutting up current scraps. Also scraps my friends give me. I get those cut in a timely manor. But I have so much to cut, that it is a little overwhelming. But I am working on it.
the other day I received 2 small bags of scraps from 2 different friends. Toni and Jancye. Thanks girls. I was quite busy for several days and didn't get right to them. They were sitting on my ironing table, so I had to either move them or iron them. I decided to iron them. they were small bags.
Well, here they are! aren't they lovely? Now I will spend some time cutting them........... so they now look like this:
I cut 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 and 5" squares. I also cut those size in strips, if they are longer than 12" I love Bonnie Hunter and her scrappy quilts. I love scrappy quilts.
So how do I store them? like this:
I have a old metal pattern file cabinet. there are 5 drawers with 2 dividers in each drawer. I separate light from Medium/Dark. I keep my homespuns, batiks, and 30s separate. I might change it. we will see. I have dividers in each section separating the sizes. I do not separate my colors. I do a lot of scrappy, and it takes too long to do random. however if I am looking for a specific color, that is easy to grab. I don't keep them neat, because, I am constantly going through them. They are not wrinkled!!! Just grab and sew......
And when I get enough, I make a quilt!
I still need to add the borders. but I am loving this!!!