Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Some organizing -

Some sorting - and putting away of the Christmas fabrics - for later -

Then I considered how to tackle organizing my SCRAPS -

AGAIN - ;))

I have tried several "systems" through the years -

And have yet to find one that works for me -

I have my yardage and FQ all nicely organized - ;))

These photos are from a few years ago -
and it's a lot messier now - but you get the idea -

And I have various projects in various bins -

And I have bins in the hall closet with strips and assorted sizes -

And I have bins under the dining room table with SCRAPS sorted by color -

But I never seem to have the size/color of strip or square that I need for any pattern that catches my eye -

And I have some that are "die-cut" perfectly -

And some that are "rotary-cut" not so perfectly -

So I'm going to try a different approach this time -

First - find the blocks/patterns that I want to make in the next couple of months -

Second - decide what color combinations I want to use -

Third - cut the scraps that I have in those COLORS to those SIZES this time -

I'll always have more scraps as I go along so I can always cut them in different sizes for different projects later -

First I thought I would cut some for some Wonder Blocks -

But I can always use FQ for those -

So I decided to use my dies and cut EVERYTHING into strips of various sizes -

I can use my LEFT-EZE™ Rule to make HST - QST - and Flying Geese -
They can be combined in hundreds of variations all from the same size strip -

I can make sets for more Upstairs/Downstairs blocks -
From the longer strips - ANY color combination will work for those -

And any shorter strips can be used for 4-patches and 9-patches -
I can match them to neutral strips and go from there -

The odd bits and pieces can be added to my "Crumb" collection -

Triangles and strings - are great "Crumb" block finishers - ;))

I'll always have jelly rolls and FQ and yardage for other projects -

It's the SCRAPS that I need to make work for me -

Maybe THIS time I can do it - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

Good luck with getting them organized. I just use them when I need them and cut them then. Mine are not very organized.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Sigh. I wish my stash looked as good as yours. I have plastic boxes everywhere and can never seem to make it work.

Rhonda said...

Wow, it looks like you have a good plan! Can't wait to see your next sewing project.

Julie Fukuda said...

I use stacking buckle-boxes sorted by color. I have very little large pieces except what I have been gifted. Cut pieces and things like plaids, stripes, textures, and christmas fabrics live in stacked tins. I wish I had nice shelves like yours.

Jeanna said...

My yardage is in good shape as are my planned projects. I like the idea of taking out the cutter and making strips from the 'other' over-flowing containers of scraps.


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