Wednesday, September 30, 2009

scrap management

I showed you my fabric cupboard a while back.
That wasn't the WHOLE story.
Here's the rest......
2 1/2" strips.
One box of little squares in little bags.

3" x 3" squares.

2 1/2" squares.
These even have a little template.
woo hoo!




2" squares.
I will sometimes cut squares with the leftover fabric
from a project and just stick them into these
little bags.
I find that I use these little square quite
frequently in projects.
They're already to go!

fat quarters (or about that size pieces)
I have quite of few of these little buckets.




A drawer FULL of reds, purples, etc......
sharing space with lincoln logs.
:)


Drawer FULL of yellows, tans, etc.....
sharing space with legos...
:)




Drawer FULL of whites, etc.
sharing space with the little people...
:)
NOW.....
why do you think I have so many of these
scraps?????
Besides making quilts and things....
I SHOP....
And I DID shop yesterday.
I was soooo good for so long and then
it HAPPENED.
I went to my favorite discount store...
$2 a yard and found some fabric
I couldn't resist....

Red.


Yellow.



pink and purple.



orange.



blues and greens.
MY FAVORITE!
May your scrap basket be full
and your needle threaded!
I'm OFF to make a quilt!


7 comments:

  1. So, sew organized. Can't wai to see your newest project.

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  2. I saw that green one you have in the last picture!! You were there yesterday? I was too! Apparently we missed each other. Bummer. I thought about picking up the green. I think I need to go with you though, to learn how you find the other great things you do!

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  3. How organized your scraps are! Once upon a time I too had all my scraps sorted by colour, now they are all mixed together in shoe boxes.

    I love that they share space with kids' stuff; when grandson gets a bit older (and I finally get a bigger studio), I will put some toys in there so that we can spend time there together. Maybe he would like to sort scraps by colour...

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  4. Oh, your scraps . . . you are so organized! You inspired me to post a blog admitting how I store my scraps. Great "filing" system you have . . . wonder how many days it would take me to sort mine out like that? Ugh.

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  5. ...LOL...so organized!!! NOW GO SEW...MAKE A MESS!!

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  6. M & L?
    That place will be my down fall :-)

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  7. Oh that is just too funny....because it's so normal! I had my sewing girls over last night and one was 4 blocks off finishing her 9 patch because she didn't have any more fabric scraps. So I whipped out my lunchbox full of 2 1/2" squares and let her choose! What are friends for?

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