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 3 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31

Thread: Cleaning my sewing room!!!!

  1. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    2,921
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R View Post
    I love your idea of using to dies to precut shapes. I'm thinking I'll start doing that too. I make quilts for charity and it would be so easy to pull out 12 of my little doggies or cats or Sunbonnet Sues, etc. and do a quick applique quilt with a little sashing between blocks. Great idea!
    not to mention the tumbler or apple core, squares and hst dies.....that is what I do, and when there is a good amount these work well as leaders and enders....my machine has "auto knot at beginning, but I hate it..looks like a bird's nest not a knot, so I resort back to L&E.........thus two quilts at once........

  2. #22
    Junior Member msariano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Richmond, CA
    Posts
    265
    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.

  3. #23
    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    945
    Blog Entries
    2
    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!

  4. #24
    Senior Member Katia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    653
    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 .

  5. #25
    Junior Member CountryHouseQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    202
    Blog Entries
    1
    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!!

    www.countryhousequilting.blogspot.com

  6. #26
    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wi
    Posts
    9,437
    Quote Originally Posted by ragqueen03 View Post
    One of my goals being on vacation this week was to organize the sewing room. Let me tell you - that chick Eleanor Burns has nothing on me when it comes to tossing fabric over my shoulder!! Yikes what a disaster. Finally got the cutting table cleared off. I have come across a lot of scraps that are less than 1/4 yard. Question - would it be best to cut them into 2-1/2 inch strips to use for braids, log cabins, crazy scrappy jelly roll quilt, bindings????
    I do that to all my scraps and if I am bored with no inspiration everything at 1 yd gets cut-then 2 yds.21/2 strips are so versatile.I have 2 large totes full. I have a bin of average cotton and a bin of LQS quality all ready to use.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

  7. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Oak Ridge,TN
    Posts
    841
    Blog Entries
    1
    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.
    ~Charlotte~
    This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

  8. #28
    Senior Member GrammaBabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Middleboro,MA
    Posts
    598
    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.!!

    http://quiltville.com/index.html
    "Each day well-lived and Happy
    that's all there is to LIFE!"

  9. #29
    Senior Member key4unc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    554
    Have you seen Bonnie Hunter's scrap user's system?
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...rs-system.html
    She has a lot of patterns for using the S.U.S on her webpage www.quiltville.com

  10. #30
    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Evergreen LA
    Posts
    1,549
    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!

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 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.