Storing Our Quilt Scraps

 

 

Basically, we cut our scraps up into different sizes, store them, folded,and put into bins.

She recommends doing this every couple of weeks to keep things nice and organized. We label the bins by the size of scrap.

It makes it so easy to go back and do different projects because whatever we need is right there! To do this project you will need our rotary cutter, a ruler, and our scraps of course.

 

Put those scraps in line!

 


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5 Responses to “Storing Our Quilt Scraps”

  1. Carol

    Jul 20. 2017

    I prefer to use Ziploc-type bags to store scraps from each project. I label them w/scrap sizes and other info Easy to view inside clear bags which come in several sizes and are re-useable, Bags also protect scraps from fraying. Can fit lots of scrap bags n a drawer or basket. They store nice and flat if u don’t overkill them. This storing method works brilliantly for me…

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  2. Anonymous

    Aug 17. 2017

    You don’t store my quilt scraps, they have to be corraled, and even then they crawl away and litter every room of the house.

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  3. Nancy Lueder

    Aug 17. 2017

    I feel your pain! 🙂

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  4. Kathleen Duncan

    Aug 18. 2017

    Sarah Savage look at this

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  5. Linda Good Arkwright

    Aug 18. 2017

    I hesitate to write this because I don’t want to sound critical; I use hints from your site all the time And definitely want you to continue to post them. But in this case, for newbie quilters, I think it’s a good idea to provide the cons of this kind of sorting. Why would you cut decent size scrap pieces before you have any idea what you might use them for? Cut a 4 1/2 or 5″ piece to a 3″strip?? What if you end up wanting a 4″ strip? When you cut the large white piece, you were clear that you already knew what you were going to use the piece for. But not otherwise. I also don’t seem much advantage to sorting by size, rather than by color, or theme (for example, all florals), or type (for example, all batiks). Most quilts use various size fabric pieces, so if the goal is a floral quilt, why should you have to go through all those different sizes to find all your floral scraps for what ever you need. Of course, no way works for everyone, any suggestions are helpful; it just might be a good idea to say that more clearly. Again, please excuse me if I sound critical. I don’t mean to.

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