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What do I do With All this Scrap

You don’t have to read this blog long to discover my love of scraps. 

 I love the tiniest bits. I even have a special home for them. I call it my bits bin. Delving into it is one of my greatest joys. Finding homes for those itty bitty pieces is so fulfilling.

 In addition to my bits bin I have bins of strips. I have three of these bins; one for 1 1/2″ strips, one for 2 1/2″ strips,

and one for random width strips. 

 Along with the bits bin and strips bins I have scrap bins sorted according to color; red, yellow, orange, navy, aqua, green, black/gray, purple/pink, and brown. These bins contain anything bigger than a charm square but smaller than a fat quarter.

 Whenever a bin gets so full the lid can no longer be put on I make a quilt using that bin.

For the next little while I thought it would be fun on Wednesdays to share quilts that have come from the various bins. Maybe share a little process on how they came to be. And maybe add a few more with tutorials along they way. Would this be helpful to you? What are your thoughts?


  • Vic in NH says:

    Em, your sunshiny quilts are always a feast for the eyes and your tutorials are always welcome and a fun read!

  • Susie H says:

    I would love to see your bits, strips, & scraps quilts, finished and in progress. I'm also trying to learn to make pretty, scrappy quilts so tips are appreciated. Organizational tips are always welcomed as well.

  • Quilting Babcia says:

    Yes please! Always looking forward to seeing others ideas for using scraps and strips!

  • Frog Quilter says:

    Love scraps especially others. Will look forward to seeing any all projects.

  • Needled Mom says:

    I love all of your scrappy goodness.

  • Dorothy says:

    Yes please. I need all the help I can get in using up those bits and pieces that are still "useful" 🙂

  • Sue SA says:

    Yes please, I have no idea what to do with my black scraps and I never have any light scraps, so seeing your all blue quilt was helpful. Thank you.

  • Mary says:

    Scrap quilts are my favorite kind and I have lots of scraps to play with. I look forward to anything you might feature using scraps. I love the ones you have shown on this post.

  • Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    beautiful quilts!!

  • Beth Strand says:

    I love this idea! I've been having fun with my scraps!

  • Lynn says:

    Always looking for ways to use scraps, that sounds great. So lovely to see how you keep the small pieces.

  • Julie in GA says:

    Great idea! I love making scrap quilts, and I love seeing what others are doing with their scraps.

  • mangozz says:

    I love scrap quilts and especially love to see what you create with them. You are very inspiring.

  • maggie fellow says:

    I am over run with scraps and would love to hear how you tackle it.

  • jann says:

    Yes! Would also love to see your bins. I just moved and currently all my bags, bins, etc are piled in a corner while I try to sort. Your quilts are always an inspiration.

  • Bonnie says:

    You are doing a great job with your scraps. I'm impressed. I love your dresden plate scrap quilt. Neat idea.

  • Alycia~Quiltygirl says:

    Great idea! And I understand the *Lid won't close* thing ha ha

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