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Friday, July 17, 2015

Sew Happy Friday- An Idea for Organizing and Using Scraps

 

Here is an idea for organizing fabric scraps so that they will be more useful for quilting.  I have mentioned something along these lines before regarding cutting scraps at the time you are actually cutting out your project.  Amy at A Quilting Sheep actually went through her whole scrap stash and cut them into useable sizes.  Take a look:

A Quilting Sheep: Scraps

Photo by A Quilting Sheep

8 comments:

  1. I do that too. I read a book (I think it was called Scrap Therapy) where a similar system was mentioned and it is really handy. It is very therapeutic to get out the scrap pile and cut it into pieces every now and then.

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    1. I've organized mine some, and I've cut up some scraps. I think it really helps to organize our scraps. :-)

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  2. I need to find a way to organise my scraps, although I don't think I would cut them into quilting pieces because I use scraps for lots of different things, not just quilting - like doll clothes. I do like her system of organising them by colour though. Hmm... ideas to keep me thinking (and busy!!). :D

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    1. I agree that cutting them up may not be the best plan for everyone. I don't use all my scraps in specific sizes either, even for quilting. I have cut up some for that purpose, but I don't think I'll do them all. I need to do a lot more organizing of my stash to make it usable, especially so that I know what I have!

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  3. Great idea, very organized! :)

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    1. Yes. :-) I need to work out a similar system for mine so that I will utilize it better.

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  4. Thank you for linking to my blog! Have fun organizing your scraps! =)

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    1. You're welcome! :-) I'm thinking about how I can go about that project. Maybe I'll start this week.
      Your blog is inspiring to me, partly because you use so many fabrics that I really like. :-)

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