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Old 01-10-2011, 08:03 PM
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How do you store your scraps? I started with a plastic bag and then last week moved to this really cute basket I have and now I"m using a grocery sack; the gallon size baggie and the basket.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:06 PM
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AWW, honey, you haven't got much at all, considering what some of us have in boxes, bags, baskets, bales and hidden here and there so no one can actually tell what we have. And even we don't remember where we put most of it some of the time!!
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LOL Doesn't take long to add up does it?
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:10 PM
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Yeah I figured I didn't have much yet - but I'm sort of neat and stuck in a corner to work (I have 5 kids and our house isn't really big) maybe I'll make a bag to store them in and feel better about what little I have....

Do ya'll store them by color or type of piece or just jumbled together and when you need something you just dig through till you find it?
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:20 PM
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I'm planning to chop my scraps up with the accuquilt go and then sort them into boxes by size.
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I'm a dig through kind of quilter. That's half the fun:)
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:31 PM
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I am kind of new to quilting but I have been sewing for years. I currently have most of my scraps in Rubbermaid tote. No organization at all, just jumbled all together. I hope to someday organize my scraps but someday may be many days from now. LOL!
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:35 PM
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Here's a great way to organize scraps and since you're just starting you can get it right from the start. I've got several large bins full and some drawers full as well. It will take me forever to get them all sorted out.

http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml
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I kept my zipper bag from a mattress pad, filled that up and now my basket under the desk is about 1/2 full. No sorting. I do enjoy looking for applique pieces in there, it's like a walk down memory lane. I can recall every single piece and what it went into. And they are entirely random sizes. Some pretty good size some just a whisper but for applique every piece can be used.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:38 PM
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This will lead to more, much more.
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