Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Destash Your Quilt Scraps

 How do you 
Destash Your Quilt Scraps?
What do you do with all of those
left over bits and pieces from
your favorite quilt projects?
 What size is too small to keep?
I was asked that question recently,
and it made me think.
I toss small "leftovers" 
sorted according to color
in these 12" X 12" X 3"
 I like the boxes because they are clear and allow me to see
the colors of the fabrics inside.
 Plus, they stack nicely in a bookcase near my sewing machine,
making them readily available to play with.
For my larger "chunks" of left over fabric, or yardage pieces
I sort into those into wire baskets.
On a good day, 
they are stacked neatly according to color
Lately I've been pulling out entire drawers
and cutting out random colors of 9-inch blocks.
Here is the dilemma:
Why is it after 2 years of sorting, cutting, 
using, and re-stacking
those fabric scrap bins and boxes
don't seem to be getting much smaller in size?
oh, if my banking account 
would only do the same :)


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

my bins never look like I use anything out of them either! I use a lot of scraps but the piles seem to grow larger not smaller!

Needled Mom said...

I think my scraps have babies while I am away from the sewing area.

Julia said...

Oh I'm sure they multiply in the draws and tubs.
I have just found and making a great stash buster quilt design by Bonnie Quiltville.com...using up lots of 2 inch squares.
Julia ♥