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Thread: Selvage & Scrap Sorting

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    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
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    Red face Selvage & Scrap Sorting

    To organize my selvages (long term project is making a king size quilt from them), I am using my old scrap sorter. My scraps were overflowing so I had to find another way to organize them. In any case, it's just a cheapo Wal Mart shoe organizer that I keep behind my sewing room door. Since it's kept open while I work in there, it's completely out of sight {and mind} until I find some more pieces to add to the slowly growing piles. Sorted by colors, it will save me some time later on when I decide I have enough pieces to start work on my selvage project.

    Tutorial for selvage squares here: Selvage Squares Tutorial

    You can use your shoe organizer for other stuff if scraps & selvage aren't your thing....notions, small precuts {charm packs fit nicely!} or for your smaller acrylics. I even thought about putting all my patterns in there to get them out of the cabinet but I realized pretty quickly that I would need 2 for all the patterns I own.

    Happy Organizing!!
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    wow,great way to keep them handy and out of site
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    May I just say, while I find your ambition inspiring, the thought of making a king size quilt out of selvages pretty much makes me shiver in horror....

    Having said that - please do not hesitate to post pics !

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    good idea...

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    Wow! What a great idea. I was just getting ready to throw my whole lot into a plastic bag......I was looking for a good reason to go to Walmart anyway! Thanks for the info.

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    Very clever idea!

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    Great idea!
    Will need to set one up myself.
    Veronica

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    Real nifty. I will definitely be copying you since I am now working with loads of crumbs and need to clear the space to do 2 baby quilts. Thanks for sharing this great and easy idea.

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    Great ideal, thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Great organizational tip! Thanks for sharing!

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