I'll bet you all feel that scraps seems to multiply overnight! I am inundated and decided to try to organize some of my scraps here in Sunriver.
I've been cutting 2-1/2" strips forever and had a huge bag filled with them so I decided it was time to organize them. So I sorted them between lights and darks. Easy, right? But then the question became what to do with these sorted strips?
I went to Joann's and Walmart and bought a couple of containers but I can't say that I'm happy with them as a solution.
This is the bag (in back) with the lights in a Tupperware-type container.
Here are other ineffective solutions:
So here is my question: how do you organize your scraps? I know some people keep colors separated but I'm not thinking that's the best solution for me. I like having strips separated by size but that box with the dark strips seems absolutely useless to me!
Still being pretty stuck in the house with my boot, I'm getting lots of sewing done. I added another border to the red appliqué/stars quilt and laid it on the carpet to decide on a border when my small (HA!!) puppy decided to plop down on it.
I'm still not convinced I want to do a border with purple vines and leaves, thinking that'll take be forever. Might take it to the LQS to see if there is a border fabric that might work.
Not much else going on around here. Still pretty cool and rainy, which I'm not minding. My foot is feeling a little better--I've been icing it every day for at least an hour and I think that's helping the swelling. I'm thinking next week I might try to kayak...will keep you posted.
Hope you're having a great early summer.
Stay well, be kind and be grateful,