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I’ve recently discovered Bloglovin’ (yes I know I’m VERY late to the party on that one!) and this week I have been transferring over for all the blogs I follow. I want to stay up-to-date on what all my friends in the quilt blogging world were up to, but I was getting SO MANY EMAILS!
I was concerned that the blog owner wouldn’t get proper ‘credit’ for my page views, but after some research I realized I was wrong. And I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. Being able to see everything all in one place is amazing.
Also this weekend, I took some time to organize my scraps into submission! If you’ve been following me, you know I like to stay pretty organized. After finishing three quilt tops without proper cleaning up, my scraps were a little out of control.
This is how I keep my scraps:
I have three bins ( I love the small Sterilite bins that you can get for like $1.50 at Target)
Bin 1- scraps that haven’t been sorted- this is where I throw them as they are made. When this bin is full, it’s time to sort scraps!
Bin 2- Scraps cut into 2.5″ squares for postage stamp quilts or hexies
Bin 3- Scraps cut into 2″ strips for log cabin or strip quilts
I also have three binders (organized by color) for scraps that haven’t been cut into my standard sizes. I keep bigger pieces here that I really love and don’t want to cut small, as well as tiny scraps that I may want to use for paper piecing. The bigger pieces are in plastic paper sleeves while the tiny bits go in baseball card sleeves. I’m careful to always keep these binders upright, because you can imagine what would happen if they were turned upside down!
I keep my bins and binders on the top shelf in my studio with Bin 1 (the scrap throw pile) on top for easiest access.
I hope your Monday is finding you well and with time to do all the things you love!
Happy Sewing, ~L
Love the idea of putting them in binders. Makes a whole lotta sense.
This is an awesome way of organizing scraps!
Thanks, Cheryl and Katie! I know the binders are a little weird, but they work so well for me. It’s nice being able to flip through my scraps without making a huge mess.
My scraps are thrown in a large shopping bag! I just got a cutter that will cut 2.5″ squares so I’m taking time every so often to cut up some scraps and then I put them in a clear shoebox. They are the perfect size for may projects including potholders. I also cut strips and use them for lanyards or the projects you’ve mentioned. I do not have the patience for binders but oh my that would be heavenly! We recently joined a new church and I joined our church’s Quilted Blessings ministry yesterday. The ministry provides quilts to the local shelter for abused women and children. You are right – quilters are generous. Glad I found your blog.
I love that your church has a quilting ministry. I’m hoping to eventually start something like that at my church, but the needs in my community are a little different right now. Mostly here, its the guilds and project Linus doing quilts for hospitalized kids, and the churches are providing help to the homeless population.
I love my binders because I can flip through my scraps all I want and they still stay in color order.
Thanks for stopping by the blog and for your sweet comments!