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Old 04-07-2016, 07:41 AM
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I do a lot of improvise quilting and like to sort my scraps by colors. Recently I took a huge bin of scraps and divided them into their color families to have ready for my next improv quilt projects. Making scrap quilts in these palettes results in beautiful coordinated quilts. In these bags are blues, oranges/browns, greens, and black/grey neutrals.

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Melanie, I hope you are planning on using your scraps soon. Plastic bags are not the best way to store fabric, although it does look like your scraps are loosely packed. They need a little air circulation, and be sure you keep them out of the sun!
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This is a great idea! Gonna have to give it a go!
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:14 AM
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Great idea to put like colors together. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by quilting cat View Post
Melanie, I hope you are planning on using your scraps soon. Plastic bags are not the best way to store fabric, although it does look like your scraps are loosely packed. They need a little air circulation, and be sure you keep them out of the sun!
These are perforated, recycled bags that quilt battings came in.
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that's good so the air can circulate.
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I sort my tonal by colors and the rest get sorted by type of fabric such as floral, repro, batiks, kids prints, plaids, etc.
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I sort my scraps by colour also. I wish I could do totally scrappy quilts but I find I have lots of green, blue, red, brown and black scraps. These colors look good with neutrals so I tend to do colour family blocks.
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
I sort my scraps by colour also. I wish I could do totally scrappy quilts but I find I have lots of green, blue, red, brown and black scraps. These colors look good with neutrals so I tend to do colour family blocks.
When I sorted out the scraps I realized how much blue I use! I also like to use a lot of neutrals with my scraps.
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I sort by size. That way if I need say, 2.5" blues, then I look in my 2.5" box and my 5" box and easily pick out the blues. I find it saves time measuring to see if the piece will be big enough and it also saves on waste as I don't cut a 3.5" piece down to 2.5" and waste 1". I know, I know, it sounds tedious, but it works for me )
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