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Thread: sorting scraps

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    Do you sort scraps by color or size of the piece? I have a big assortment and need to get some kind of organization going here.

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    I sort larger scraps (1/4 yard or so) by color. Smaller ones just go in a bag until they're cut, usually into strips, and then they're assorted by lights/darks so I can use them for log cabin quilts.

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    LOL...good luck. I am starting to use my small scraps for cat bed fillings and donating them. the larger ones I am using to make the beds/pillows. I also put an ad out on freecylce for scraps to use for the cats beds that I will donate to the Animal Shelter.

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    The only sorting I've done is to put the scraps into bins to keep them off the floor and out of the yardage.. My method isn't working... so I'll be reading this thread further!

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    I sort by sizes (kinda ---only one way) 5inch, 4 inch, 3 inch, 2 inch, 2 1/2 inch, and 1 1/2 inch. I works for me.

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    I sort by size and then by color.

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    Size of the piece...

    crumb- see thru drawer
    2,3,4,5,6,plus all the half sizes - each in see thru drawers
    5in and less strips in see thru drawers
    6-10in strips drawer in see thru drawers
    10 to WOF strips drawers- these are separated by colors in drawer
    bins & baskets for scraps to be cut by accuquilt
    Each accuquilt shapes have their own bins
    Fat quarters in wall cd racks and large organizers/bookcase

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Size of the piece...

    crumb- see thru drawer
    2,3,4,5,6,plus all the half sizes - each in see thru drawers
    5in and less strips in see thru drawers
    6-10in strips drawer in see thru drawers
    10 to WOF strips drawers- these are separated by colors in drawer
    bins & baskets for scraps to be cut by accuquilt
    Each accuquilt shapes have their own bins
    Fat quarters in wall cd racks and large organizers/bookcase
    you are hilariously organized. i'd love to see a picture of that.

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    I will die disorganized and then I won't care haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Size of the piece...

    crumb- see thru drawer
    2,3,4,5,6,plus all the half sizes - each in see thru drawers
    5in and less strips in see thru drawers
    6-10in strips drawer in see thru drawers
    10 to WOF strips drawers- these are separated by colors in drawer
    bins & baskets for scraps to be cut by accuquilt
    Each accuquilt shapes have their own bins
    Fat quarters in wall cd racks and large organizers/bookcase

    aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    If I was that organized, I'd have no excuse not to do housework too. I need my chaos - keeps people from dropping over so I can quilt!

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