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    Super Member jetnica's Avatar
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    Now if only I could get my stash so organized...
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    Most of my fabrics are very organized, my scraps, however, are not. At least they are only in 3 different places!!!

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    That looks great. Wish my scraps were that organized.

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    My scraps reside in big clear plasic bags. I like your storage better thatn mine.

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    What a great job you have done organizing your scraps!! :D I wouldn't want to disturb them as they look so pretty!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    What a great job you have done organizing your scraps!! :D I wouldn't want to disturb them as they look so pretty!!
    :D :D :D :D
    ! =)

    I actually am using more scraps now - since I know what's in there and they're all color-coded. I can pull out a chunk of a certain color and use it up!

    Before I didn't want to dig through the stack and have to deal with cramming it all back in there.

    I wound up with an entire extra bin of fabric that was a 1/4 yard or more that didnt' belong in the scrap bin! I'll try to take a picture of the rest of my work area tonight and post it here so you can see my chaos!

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    Very nice. I use clear plastic totes with lids. I have several and can look through very easily to find colors, etc.

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    What do you consider a "scrap"? I can't seem to throw any piece away, no matter how small it is. Anyone else have that problem? How do you organize them? Do you separate them by size? By color? Help.....

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    I have a box for non-specific fat quarters, a box of almost fat quarters (not quite 18x22 but I haven't cut them down yet), a box of 30's repro fqs, a box of civil war repro fqs, a box of small scraps, and a box of mediums.

    And I can throw away pieces if they're too small!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol in Colorado
    What do you consider a "scrap"? I can't seem to throw any piece away, no matter how small it is. Anyone else have that problem? How do you organize them? Do you separate them by size? By color? Help.....
    For me, it has to be at least 2" square -- otherwise I'll never use it. the 2" can at least go into the yoyo maker...

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    My "studio" --- is a complete mess.

    All of those teal bins are stuffed with fabric. the bottom clear bin is the scrap bin.

    Is there a quilting studio orgainzing fairy out there? lol

    Really, most of the fabric is sorted into "projects" - i swear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetnica
    Now if only I could get my stash so organized...
    Are these SCRAPS??!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Quote Originally Posted by jetnica
    Now if only I could get my stash so organized...
    Are these SCRAPS??!!! :lol:
    yepper!! I'm going to try to post the picture of my "area" again - so you can see how messy everything else is.

    My goal(s) for the weekend is to finish my downy quilt, cut/prepare a wedding gift, and clean/organize my area
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    my scrap bin is actually a wire laundry hamper I bought at Walmart years ago. It has a fabric insert in it. It works great, but right at the moment, it's not working. For some reason, the scraps have overflowed to the floor. Hmmm......

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    great job

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    I DID IT!!!!

    I got my stash orgainzed!!!! WAAAHOO!

    My Stash! Wahoo!
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    A bin that has 4 projects in it -- graduation gifts for students in 2011
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    Congratulations!! Yes, you did it!! Now if only I could twitch my nose and zap you over here to help me. {{{chuckle,chuckle}}}

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Congratulations!! Yes, you did it!! Now if only I could twitch my nose and zap you over here to help me. {{{chuckle,chuckle}}}
    Lol - I'd be happy to help!

    =) ;-) :wink:

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    Thanks!! It's the thought that counts!! :lol:

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    You're my kind of quilter- is that wine I see on your shelf? I use clear plastic bins on book shelves. Can quickly see what colors are in each.

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