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I just love to throw those cut scraps over my shoulder or straight to the floor--so much fun. Afterward, I put the small scraps into a plastic bag to donate at my quilt guild. They have a table for free stuff and the bags always get taken. However, I do save small, at least over 2"x2", scraps of fabric that I really like and can't part with. Those go in a drawer--either light or dark. I have a separate drawer for batik scraps and another for fabrics with gold threads. I don't keep scraps of solids.
well i am about halfway there!!! yippeee! i found the large tote works best for just putting small stuff in. now i gotta go get another tote! haha!
I never ever throw my scraps on the floor. My cat would have a field day, pouncing and rolling in them. I try to keep them in a pile and then put them in a fabric box I have just for scraps. I keep most everything except the super tiny. When the scrap bin gets fullish, I work on my paper tape roll. Someday I will have enough to make something out of .
I love all the ideas here for the scraps. Mine are all in a huge tub that I dig through when I'm looking for something. This gives me lots of ideas for what to do with all those scraps now.
The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!
I love Dresdens so I cut my scraps into Dresden blades. When I have a little extra time, I sew them together. So it is a project in progress.
This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Do check out "quiltville"... it's a blog by Bonnie Hunter... queen of scraps in my book.... she has a whole tutorial all about what to do with "scraps"... how to cut them and store them ,, and wonderful free patterns of what to do with them.!!
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Love all these ideas myself. I have a great system that works for me, but I'd say set up your own system for whatever quilting you like to do. It makes sense that you'd precut for scrappy quilts if that's one of the types you make; or precut for applique if you use lots of the same shapes, like flowers; but it might make even better sense to leave the scraps in pieces as large as possible if not. Whatever you decide, good luck!