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!

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: I'm still not clear on this.....

  1. #1
    Senior Member SavedByGrace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    304
    How do you organize your scraps (less than fat quarter size)....do you sort by size or color?

  2. #2
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    11,159
    Blog Entries
    2
    Here's the Bonnie Hunter method

    http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml

    She sorts by size, then light/dark. Works for me.

  3. #3
    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Glenmoore, PA
    Posts
    7,631
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by SavedByGrace
    How do you organize your scraps (less than fat quarter size)....do you sort by size or color?
    It depends on the size of the trash can I use. :roll: :lol: :roll:

  4. #4
    Junior Member simplyme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Porter, TX
    Posts
    133
    I sort by color.

  5. #5
    np3
    np3 is offline
    Power Poster np3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    14,029
    Blog Entries
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Here's the Bonnie Hunter method

    http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml

    She sorts by size, then light/dark. Works for me.
    I love her method. I mostly still throw them away. Because I don't do scrappy!

  6. #6
    mim
    mim is offline
    Super Member mim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    maine/washington
    Posts
    1,465
    there was a lady in Maine who was asking for scraps a month or so ago. I sent her mine.

    Mim
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by SavedByGrace
    How do you organize your scraps (less than fat quarter size)....do you sort by size or color?
    It depends on the size of the trash can I use. :roll: :lol: :roll:

  7. #7
    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Glenmoore, PA
    Posts
    7,631
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by mim
    there was a lady in Maine who was asking for scraps a month or so ago. I sent her mine.

    Mim
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by SavedByGrace
    How do you organize your scraps (less than fat quarter size)....do you sort by size or color?
    It depends on the size of the trash can I use. :roll: :lol: :roll:
    All joking aside, my DGD has me saving my scraps to fill pillowcase size bags to give to the SPCA for dog beds. If I saved every scrap I would have to move out to make room for them. And as far as mailing them away, postage is not cheap.

  8. #8
    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,102
    Blog Entries
    3
    I've been folowing the Bonnie Hunter method mentioned above. If I can, I cut either a 5xwidth of fabric strip or a 2.5 by width of fabric. If I can't get WOF then I cut either 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 or 4.0 squares. Then, sort by color and put in a plastic bag by color and all the same sizes in a plastic bin. I am looking forward to making a quilt that I don't have to cut ANYTHING for. I will just use my pre-cut scraps. Of course, ya gotta like scrappy for this to work!

  9. #9
    Senior Member CarrieC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    816
    WOW I've never considered this. Currently I have a 12"x12"x12" container that is brimming with "I CAN'T THROW THAT AWAY" scraps.

    Thanks for bringing this up so I can think about it for me too! :)

  10. #10
    Senior Member COYOTEMAGIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Only the Shadow Knows........
    Posts
    972
    Blog Entries
    3
    Sort by color unless they are cut into specific sized strips ala Bonnie Hunter. I've also got 3 draws of scraps of various sizes and colors

  11. #11
    Super Member javin22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    5,411
    you might laugh but I use the zipper plastic bags that sheets come in to store my scraps. I organize them by colors. I put fall colors in one, Christmas in another, Pastels in another ect. I like the king size ones the best they are sort of square and hold their shape and stay open.

  12. #12
    Super Member KarenK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    Posts
    1,934
    Blog Entries
    8
    I don't cut my fabric until I'm ready to use it. About 90%of my stash is organized by color. The rest is by theme - 30's, Asians, etc.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    737
    I sort by colour and shades of a prominant colour. I don't cut until I'm ready to use....

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    426
    I save all of my scraps and those that others give me. If I
    don't want to use them, I send them to a pick up site for
    Medina Children's Home in Texas. The Home either uses them, sells them, or sends them to El Paso to be made into rags. If
    the pieces are too small or not suitable content for rags, they are sent to Africa to be ground up and made into thread.
    This thread thing sounds unbelievable to me, but they have
    told me three times that they really do ship it to Africa. I
    give batting scraps to a guild that uses them as stuffing for
    bears that they make for children in trauma. All fabric must be recycled for worthwhile projects.

  15. #15
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    I sort by color and sometimes by type.
    ie- flannel, christmas, felt
    I only recently started this, use ziplock bags,
    and has made it so much easier to use my scrapes....

  16. #16
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    15,688
    Blog Entries
    1
    I didn't know there was a rule. I toss dark bits in one container and light bits in another. When the container get too full I make something with the bits.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Flagstaff, Arizona
    Posts
    375
    I sort all my scrpas out into clear plastic shoebox sized tubs. I have the following sizes saved - 2" squares, 1"/2"/3" strips, 4.5" square and 6.5" squares. Only the 2" strips are sorted further into lights and darks. Once the tub appears to be full, I stop making other items and challenge myself to making a scrappy quilt.

  18. #18
    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wi
    Posts
    9,990
    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Here's the Bonnie Hunter method

    http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml

    She sorts by size, then light/dark. Works for me.
    I love her method. I mostly still throw them away. Because I don't do scrappy!
    oh my do not throw them away.many would pay the shipping to get scraps

  19. #19
    Super Member kateyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Posts
    2,247
    There are several methods: color, size, value etc. Choose what works for you.

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.