We all have them.
And no matter how many pieces I pull out of the scrap box to use in quilts, I still can’t fit the lid on the box.
I made a fabric basket this week to use to store scraps. I sort mine by color. This is the green basket.
Most my scraps are in plastic storage containers or cardboard gift boxes, neither of which is ideal. The cardboard gets those tiny mites and the plastic containers sometimes draw dampness. I plan to move all my scraps to breathable containers made of natural fibers.
After I finished the fabric basket, I sorted through the green scraps to remove anything too small to use. I removed a small pile, but wondered if I should have pulled more. How small is too small?
I don’t know the answer to that. I do not cut my scraps into strips or squares because I’m not much of a traditional quilter. I don’t know that I would use either. More likely I’d end up looking for patterns to fit the shapes I’d cut.
I can wait to figure that out until after I’ve made enough baskets for all the scraps. Maybe I’ll be inspired to make a specific pattern after I see exactly what I have.
For anyone looking for ideas on organizing or using scrap, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is starting up a challenge. You can see her post here.
If I pick up one good idea from that challenge, I consider it a win. Meanwhile, I’ll keep making baskets and sorting scraps.