Scrap Box Progress–Organizing


First before I forget I was going to link to Bonnie’s post a couple days ago about what do you have on your bed and I forgot – I have my twisted stars quilt on my bed.  Go to her link above and look at pretty quilts people have on their beds.


I finished up the first box of scraps this morning and also got out the next box. I didn’t have too much left to finish off this morning from the 1st box.  This is the amount I got out of the first box – quite a lot!  5”, 3 1/2”, 2 1/2”, 2” & 1 1/2” squares – a pile of strings and a few odds and ends of 4 patches ect.


I opened box #2 and found this – I lifted out some of the folded fabric and then found a bunch of strings!  I think about half the box was strings – that will make this box go faster to sort and cut.


My string pile grew to this!  They measure any where from 1 inch to about 2 1/2 inches I think.  I will probably cut the widest ones in half as I get ready to use them – not now.


For now I have folded them and placed them in their own box – and it is more than half full already.


And the box is now labeled.


this is the pile to get started on today from box #2.  I was going to take a break from it and maybe get back to it next week but then after thinking about it I knew that if I took a break from it and put all of this stuff away it might end up being weeks or months before I get back to it.  Might just as well keep working at it while I am in the mood.


I separated the whites/off whites in all of the stacks from the color squares and I will keep them separated now while I add to them.  It will make it easier in the long run.

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  • I can confirm that an organised scrap box makes for a happy quilter (at least it does in my house!) – have fun sorting the rest of the boxes!
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  • Sue Apr 11, 2012

    You are really moving right along on your scrap organization. Good for you! Keep up the good work 🙂

    I love the stars quilt on your bed. That’s pretty!

  • Saska Apr 11, 2012

    Will you come to my house and do some of your organization? I get started but can’t stay ON TASK! The Bernina says “come sew” all the time….and I get distracted.

  • Jo Apr 11, 2012

    I have so enjoyed these posts! The day before your first organization post, i started the very same thing. I don’t have nearly as much as you do but it has taken a while. Only one more color left. I’m determined to cut my scraps as soon as i finish a project! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kathy Strawson Apr 11, 2012

    that is some serious scrap sorting. I am inspired!!

  • Doreen Apr 11, 2012

    Inspired-yes; in awe-definitely! Even before your recent organizing you appear to be much ahead of me. Must get crackin’!!! Hugs, Doreen
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  • Sue Daurio Apr 11, 2012

    Love your twisted stars. I made one for my daughter, she still sleeps with it. And look at all that organization!! Wow
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  • Vivian Apr 11, 2012

    Your piles sure look good.

    I love the twisted star. I don’t think I’ve seen one before. I’ll have to look up that pattern.
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  • Dora, the quilter Apr 11, 2012

    Oh, I love those stars. Your are amazing to have pieced all those fiddly centers–they are beautiful!
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  • Teresa Rawson Apr 12, 2012

    OOO…just look at all the organized goodness! I love your boxes!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)
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  • Nancy Woods Apr 13, 2012

    I love Twisted Stars! It’s so very beautiful with the bright colors and the sashing is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with me.

  • Janet O. Apr 14, 2012

    That star quilt is gorgeous. I don’t know that I have seen that pattern before.

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