My method of managing scraps is that when a bin gets full it’s time to design a quilt around what’s in the bin. I organize my scraps in bins by color, for scraps between the size of a fat quarter and charm square. Those smaller than a charm square go in a bits bin. I also have a bins with 1 1/2″ strips, 2 1/2″ strips and random widths. Well, my random widths bin can barely be contained by it’s lid. So it’s time to design a quilt using these strips.
I by sewing those strips into stratas and then cutting them into little sets of coins. I have a couple of planes for these coin sets. But so far this is all the progress I have with this new project.
I’d love to see what you are moving forward. Are you tackling an unruly scrap bin? Is a new brain child forming in your head? Or are you making progress on an existing project.
Moving It Forward
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that is a good idea to fill up one bin and then use them
A great system to use to keep those scraps from taking over. Can't wait to see the result of this bin.
Ahhhh….so pretty. Looks like they would make great bookmarks – but that would be a ton of bookmarks! I'm sure your project will be beautiful!
I'm always interested to see what people do with their scraps. I keep mine by colors but have never made a real plan for them.
Hum, I mostly hope that my bins and such don't fill up. They do! I was happy to move a few of the strips into string blocks last week. Sometimes what I need in terms of scraps just aren't in my bins. Maybe it's time for a coin quilt like you're working on.
I'm tackling too many scrap bins at the moment! Looks like you have a great plan, I think I should follow your lead!
I like your scrappy coins idea–will be looking forward to see you plans for them..hugs, Julierose
I sat my strips bag (yes it's that big) next to my cutting table awhile ago with the intention of picking out a string project that I can use as a leader/ender project. I just snagged two phone books recently for foundations so it's time to get it in gear! You have the right idea: if you don't put them to work, they ain't going anywhere!
Wow. You have a plethora of scrap bins. I only have one but use your same philosophy: when the bag is stuffed full, it's time to use them up. Love your Coin strata and can't wait to see the finish!
Ah! so glad to see it worked <3 love love love your blog! 🙂
You do such a wonderful job of using up your scraps too! I wish I could be so organized.:)
I know whatever you decide it will be fabulous.
That looks amazing! I need to tackle my scraps too! Thanks for the inspirations