I had a blissful day creating a scrap quilt. I'll back up. I've been tackling a mess of scraps that have been hanging off of my door in one of those shoe thingies.
I thought this was a good idea at the time but I found I don't use anything that's in those pockets because it's a balled up mess.
I decided it was time to herd these scrap critters.
First, I ironed every piece and cut each piece into a strip depending on how large the piece was. I cut 1/2 inch increments starting with
1 1/2 inch and going up to 4 inches.
I sorted the pieces in these containers as I cut.
I took each container and sorted the pieces by value..dark, medium and light.
Then I put each color value into zip-lock bags and nestled them into their respective container.
Tell me this is going to work.
I tried it out today by starting a scrap quilt. I took the 2 inch container and cut an assortment of 2 inch dark and medium squares. Then I took the 3 1/2 inch container and cut 3 1/2 inch lights. I have an idea in mind having to do with four patches and maybe a star design. Hmm, yes, this is going to work. I know one thing, I eliminated one eyesore in the sewing room and I have a creative vision of what to do with the scraps. This is just a start.
This little beauty is now in my closet with SHOES in it.