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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: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...al-t29407.html

    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.
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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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    Super idea. Thanks.

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    Great idea!

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    I've been using those shoe organizers since I had 3 babies under 2 years of age, over 50 yrs. ago. (we all survived) Started with sorting diapers and baby changing needs on the back of bathroom door. On to socks and under ware and sometimes I even used them for shoes. Hmmmm, never thought of scraps. . . now where did I put that old shoe organizer. (smile)
    Thanks for sharing a great idea.

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    Great idea.

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    Clever way to keep your scraps stored. Looking forward to seeing your selvedge quilt.

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback! Every time I add a few more selvages to the pockets, I get a big smile across my face.
    OVER THE RAINBOW JANE is the name of my Dear Baby Jane----though it should be poor, neglected & may never ever be finished baby jane!
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    Very wise choice, I like it!
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    Awesome Idea. Thank you for sharing and posting photo. Very inspirational and very cost effective.
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