Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: my new NY's resolution...

  1. #1
    Fancy Nancy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    351
    is to quit throwing scraps from my current projects in a box to deal with later - just spent last several days going thru all my scraps and cutting into different size squares/strips (depending on how could get most out of each scrap. Now I do have stacks of squares/strips ready to use for a scrap quilt but way too much work to do it all at one time!

  2. #2
    Super Member Fabaddict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,509
    I find it easier and more efficient to cut them as I get them. I fill a shoe box with them, then when shoe box is full I file them in proper containers with like sizes.

  3. #3
    bj
    bj is offline
    Super Member bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    3,475
    I know what you mean. I used to just drop them in a plastic box beside my sewing table. Took the time, finally, to try and get them organized and in manageable pieces. I cut squares and strips until I wanted to scream. Now when I finish a project, I do the stripping and squaring right then if the leftovers are not at least close to a fat quarter. I need to make some scrappy quilts to get them used up. I don't seem to do those enough as my scrap bags just get bigger. :-D :-D

  4. #4
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,963
    I have a tote of them. I'm almost afraid to open it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  5. #5
    np3
    np3 is offline
    Power Poster np3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    17,265
    Blog Entries
    7
    Until recently, I threw them away. Now I feel guilty about the waste and I am saving them for someone. But I know I won't use them. I don't do scrappy and I don't usually do small pieces. Eventually, I'll send them to someone on here.

  6. #6
    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Co
    Posts
    2,700
    I toss mine. More trouble cutting and storeing them than it is to just get rid of them.

  7. #7
    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    martinsville Indiana
    Posts
    4,336
    Save my scraps, comes in handy, my tote is full so it time to make a scrappy quilt or two.

  8. #8
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I have a tote of them. I'm almost afraid to open it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Me too!! :D:D:D

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,852
    I usually toss them in the scrap bag if they are less than a fat quarter. I do not cut them up, however, because I make lots of small projects and often I can use the larger pieces for table runners, coasters, hot pads, luggage tags, passport holders, etc. If I have strips I use them for string quilts. If I need a few appliques that's where I look since there is a great variety of fabric and color. When they get really small I make crumb blocks. I use everything I can. Read recently about making trashcan fabrics but I'm gonna think about that for a while. Google trashcan fabrics, it'll make you think even if you don't plan to make any! Happy New Year!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Unique Creations's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Canon City, CO
    Posts
    565
    I had many, many, years accumulation of left overs from making clothes, scrubs, quilts. I did have them sorted into colors, prints or solids, and/or holidays, but no rhyme or reason within each tote. Needless to say I have a LOT of totes!! A few months ago I set out to sort and cut into squares. That has gone very well, I now have squares from 2" up to 10". Anything that was a FQ or over, I refolded and put back into the totes. The different size squares are sorted by size into stacking drawers. I still have a lot of the solids and holidays to sort and cut, but have made good headway with this project.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.