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    Doesn't seem like much progress for a whole day

    I only emptied one and half bins of scraps plus the pile and I vow right now to never let them get a head of me again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk829 View Post
    I vow right now to never let them get a head of me again!
    Famous last words! They look so pretty all cut and stacked!
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    Wow, way to go! You did a great job organizing them. Much better than my pile of wrinkled scraps!

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    I think you did great. Now you can find something when you need it. I really need to do this, too!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Any progress is good progress. I am so easily distracted these days I am thrilled to finish anything.

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    Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your pink and green! My fav colors! And the paisley ironing board cover is the cherry on top!
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    Thanks I really like the pink and green too. The ironing board cover was the most challenging to make, but I have it figured out now!

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    I swear my scraps take a deep breath and expand when I try to organize them.

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    Every time I make a scrappy quilt I think my scraps have doubled. tjk829 -- I have been doing the same thing you did, but I have been cutting strips too when I have longer pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk829 View Post
    Thanks I really like the pink and green too. The ironing board cover was the most challenging to make, but I have it figured out now!
    Is that home dec weight fabric?
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    You did good. By the way I like your pocket storage hanger on the wall above your ironing board.

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    I have that same book!! Has it helped you a lot?? I'm hoping to get my fabric (and scraps and other stuff) organized when I move into my new sewing room in the next few weeks!! (Keep your fingers crossed!)

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    Might not seem like much but every little bit helps! It is so easy to pull out fabric when trying to pick out for a quilt but it just isn't as much fun to put it away! When I make myself clean up even a little area I feel so much better about going into the sewing room and working!

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    You do know scraps 'breed' during the night don't you?????
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    Looking good!
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    The fabric on the ironing board is a fairly heavy cotton duck. I am going to leave the lights on in that room so there is no more scrap breeding during the night! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I swear my scraps take a deep breath and expand when I try to organize them.
    Mine too. They also reproduce when I cut into them! haha

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    I am doing the same thing right now. Have been working on my scraps for four days now. All the blocks, I am cutting, range from 1 inch to 8 inches. Also doing triangles & strips. I have cleaned out 5 shopping bags so far, but still have two boxes to do. Determined to get these all done before starting another project, but don't think that will happen. LOL

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    Great job...Now you can come visit me....

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    My scraps are winning the race. They multiply like rabbits. even quicker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    My scraps are winning the race. They multiply like rabbits. even quicker!
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    I agree! Same here. I can't keep up, I feel a created too many projects by doing so! My scrap pile sure didn't go down. Just kepted increasing......but it is all good!

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    I tackled scraps of flannel today by creating crumb strips of fabric. You will find yourself creating more and more things because there are workable units available for immediate usage. Congrats on your determination to organize your scraps. It takes time at first, but soon becomes a habit as part of the gathering/cleaning after your project is completed. With a fresh slate, your creativity will soar and you will have the satisfaction of using all of your fabric. :-)

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    I keep asking how this organization wears me out and how I make even more mess and can't see progress. (not to speak of the comments coming from my family.) How have I made a mess in four rooms and how can I get back to one room.

    I think you are making real progress.
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    Congrats, great job!
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    great job whipping them into submission,lol
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