For the past couple of days, I set up the ironing board in the kitchen and took my scrap strip bins that had random sizes and started to make set sizes. All of the 2 1/2" strips go in the flatter plastic boxes by color and stacked. The 3 1/2" strips go into a drawer in the Iris cabinet. The 2 1/2", 5", 3.5", and 2" squares each get a drawer in the cabinet. I started a bin for 1 1/2" and one for 2" strips, but not sorted by color. I actually filled 4 of those plastic bags from the grocery store with trimmings for this, so I must have done something. The pile looks a little smaller. I did not even get to the batiks. I think I can make scrap quilts now. Need more blades. I use the June Tailor shape cutter and the new Stripology ruter. I cut some on my counter and some in the kitchen. Anything to keep going.
|All 2 1/2" strip boxes done by color|
|3 1/2" strips by light, medium and dark piles|
|Overflowing box of 5" squares by light, medium and dark. |
Need a bigger box or more sewing.
|The last cutting- leftovers from the backing of Circle Dance. |
Hate cutting these, but it's fabric, right?
|Blue, purple and green 2 1/2" strips|
|Neutrals, blacks, whites 2 1/2" strips|
|2" bin on left, 1 1/2" bin on right|