The jars work great for my modern fabric scraps, but I’ve been avoiding dealing with a large tote bag of leftovers. It’s mostly fabrics from previous projects, or fabrics I’ve pulled out of the stash previously that felt right for scrap quilts but not for other quilts. (Fair warning: the photo you see above is the only pretty picture in this post. Seriously!)
After work today, I decided it was time to deal with the problem. Much of it was in smaller bags, grouped by the particular project. (Yes, even my scrap bag had some order to it!)
First sort was for the fabric that was (or was not) scrap. Smaller than a fat quarter, or something I definitely know I’ll only want to see again as a small piece of a scrap quilt.
That reduced the bag considerably, and makes the next task much easier. It’s time to start cutting. After a LOT of thought, I decided on 5″ and 2.5″ squares. That’s it. Easy, right?
A fresh rotary blade, a cleared kitchen worktable, and I’m in business. Sort of. I’m hoping an hour or two every day and by Sunday when Jon comes home it’ll be done. I hope!
PS: I’m only tackling the scrap bag right now, but the shelves are due for another fabric purge. I can’t seem to sew as fast as I can shop. Anybody else have that experience?