Sunday, July 18, 2010

Organizing scraps

How do you organize your scraps?
For a long time I've intended to buy some plastic containers to get more organized with the scraps. Finally last week I bought four plastic containers and during the weekend I've been cutting strips.... and cutting strips.... PHEEW! :)


This big shoe box was full of small and bigger pieces, plus another smaller box and a plastic bag... Time to get organized!
I don't know what I'll do with what is left in this box... The pieces are quite small and I believe it won't be used - not even for applique - as I intended to keep it for... Who knows; one tiny little piece in that specific color might be useful.... won't it?! :)


And this... what do you do with it? I don't throw it; I keep it for making pillows... to sit on... That is my intention! I already have two big plastic bags full, which should be enough for 2-3 pillows... Don't ask me when I'll do that.... in the future - on a rainy day... lol!


Here's the result of one evening and one mornings cutting and organizing. Four containers consisting of strips cut into; 1", 1,5", 2", 2,5", 3", 3,5", 4", 4,5" and some bigger squares.
It had been great making a scrap quilt out of all these strips - on a rainy day too! lol!

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My previous post has a photo with view from my sewing room on a rainy and cloudy day. Here's the view on a sunny day - do you see the sea today? :)

6 comments:

Fleurette said...

You've done a great job with your scraps and that view is stunning!

karenfae said...

I keep all my little bits in small boxes that are sold to keep photographs in. They are about 10inches long by 5 inches wide and about 5 inches deep. Anything that is about 1/8 fat quarter and fat quarters get stored in wire baskets so I can see them, other fat quarters (ran out of baskets) are stacked on a shelf.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good organization Astrid...Yes I can see the sea this time...Looks like a nice sunny day...Dzintra♥x

Notjustnat said...

Good job organizing the scraps. Now you can pick whichever sizes you need. Love the view from your sewing room. I will show it to DH and tell him I want a view like that from my sewing too! - Hugs Nat

Michelle said...

LOL! You don't want to see my scrap bin. It's a cardboard box with every color and odd dimension thrown in together. Yours look very neat and organized!

Beautiful view from your sewing room window. :-)

Dirt Lover said...

Astrid, you have done a great job organizing your scraps. You'll probably be making a quilt with them very soon! I will remember your post when I start organizing my scraps. One of the next few quilts I make I'd like to be a scrap quilt. Nice view, and a wonderful clear day.
~~Lori