Monday, September 26, 2022

Scrap Pile Maintenance

When I have small scraps cut from making binding (the little triangle pieces) or other little scraps I throw them on a pile by my desk.  These scraps are usually on their last chance to be made into a project.   Scraps larger than these go into the scrap bin.  It makes a mess for a month or two until I'm in the mood to process them through my Accuquilt dies.  The little red triangles are from making binding.

I needed to add to my. 1.5" HST (1" finished block) stash.  If a scrap can make 2.5" squares, I am a big fan of stocking up on those as well.  Here they are all in their little piles ready to go to their storage bins.

Each shape is sorted by size.  There is a bin for prints and a bin for neutrals.  I made a lot of 1.5" HST this time.  I don't have a project in mind.  It will be fun when one appears.  It's also easy to grab pieces for a leader/ender project when the time comes.

I'm linking up at Love, Laugh, Quilt for Monday Making.

I'm also linking up at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those 2.5-inchers will be handy if you plan to quilt along with Autumn Jubilee.

Kim said...

Your patience with the tiny pieces inspires me.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I need to take a day to organize some of my scraps too. They tend to pile up quickly. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love that Pink Waffle quilt, BTW. I've been sorting scraps too lately and have two small projects on the go using them up. I'm determined to throw away the bits this time.

patty a. said...

You have a great system to keep your scraps under control. I haven't worked on mine - either using them or sorting the last box.