Slashing the Scrap Stash
|bin stuffed with 2.5 inch strips|
When I finish a project, I try to cut the fabric remnants into useable scrap sizes. Typically, I cut: 2.5 inch strips (sometimes binding or backing scraps), 3.5 inch squares, 5 inch squares, 6.5 inch squares, 8.5 inch squares, and 10 inch squares. The two bins that get filled first are usually the 2.5 inch strips and the 5 inch squares.
Last Monday, I noticed the 2.5 inch strip bin was stuffed, so I sorted the strips into piles according to the length. The short strips were cut into 2.5 inch squares for four patch blocks.
|scrap strips prepped for making |
Boxed Square blocks
The medium length strips were cut into two lengths (6.5 inch and 2.5 inch) to make Boxed Square blocks. The longer (WOF) strips were sorted by color and left in the bin.
|the purged 2.5 inch scrap bin|
It was great to bring the chaos under control, but my job had only just begun. Now, it was time to sew, and sew I did.