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Thread: Scrap Sorting... Your Ideas?

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    I took on the almost monumental task of sorting my scraps last weekend. I started with "Quilt" magazine`s Chip, Charm, Chunk, Strip, String, Stray method and almost lost my mind. TOO MANY decisions!

    So I took a break. Called my sister and we chatted. She asked, "How do you look for a piece of fabric?" I thought for a bit and replied... By colour. Bingo! We had it!

    I went back, threw all the fabrics in the big bin again and started sorting by colours. I guess if I EVER run out of projects and decide to do a scrap quilt I'll re- sort then but for now they stay as colour groups.

    How do you sort your scraps!?

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    My scraps are all just sort of stuffed in a bag right now. Actually don't have a lot, but the collection is beginning to grow!

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    Same way you ended up doing yours..by color.
    that Chip,charm chunk would of drove me crazy too!

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    my 1 1/2 inch strips are by light and dark, the rest are just put in drawers. I know I should do something like by color, we'll see :)

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    Mine are divided by size, then color. I have my larger scrap pieces in one drawer and the smaller truly scrappy pieces in another drawer, both by color.

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    If you go by color, what do you do with the prints that have more than one color? That is where I get confused. Thanks for helping.

    JOY

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    Joy ~ good question, some prints are confusing. I usually do the 'squint' test, then it goes into the closest color-way.

    My scraps are in a use-able mess.
    I have a tub for smaller than a FQ,~ great for making one or two blocks
    a small box for 3.5"+ wide partial strips ~ Quiltvilles Strip Twist
    Then 2 drawers full
    1)for smaller strips ~ string quilts
    2) for assorted smallish pieces ~ applique or crumb quilts
    Then one more bag for 1/2" strips, that is for making baskets.

    I wish I had room to do the color and size sorting.... but my "studio" used to called a bedroom. ;)

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    SORT????? You mean we are suppose to sort them????

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    SORT????? You mean we are suppose to sort them????
    LOL you are to funny.
    other than 1 1/2 strips, I don't sort either

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    my "larger" scraps are sorted by size 5", 6", 7" etc.

    my "smaller" sizes are sorted by colors

    I don't have bunches of scraps and a lot of them are from my mother, and hers are VERY organized. She even had a shoebox full of 1.5" squares, she used to make Cathedral Window quilts and used them for the centers...not sure what I'm ever going to use them for but just can't bear to part with them.

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