Check it out! I added Laurel Poppy and Pine on Bloglovin’ so you’ll have a new way to follow me!
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