Scrap Organizing Continues


I started to go through my scraps a week ago today and I have made great progress.  I have done 2 1/2 boxes out of the 10 boxes + 1 bag that I have to go through.  I have found that I have a lot more strings then I ever thought I had and that is from only going through that small portion – I have one box just about completely packed now with strings.  I wonder how much of a quilt that would make?  We will find out one day I guess.

Strings on the right, 2 1/2 inch square on the left.


5” squares on the top – 3 1/2 inch squares bottom


1 1/2 inch squares and a new pile of 4 inch squares – I found these in box #3 so a new selection was already made for me to add to the growing stacks.


Also found in box #3 were a lot of 3 inch squares so now I am adding to that also.  The two inch stacks continue to grow as well.


The rest of box number 3 is already neatly pressed and just needs more cutting.


What I have left to still go through – a lot!!  I know at least one of these boxes are full of white scraps as I remember sorting a little bit when I started to make the pineapple squares a couple years ago.  After looking at this I think it will take the whole summer to go through!!


I am contemplating dumping all of these out into a wicker basket so I have the boxes emptied to place the already cut sizes.  I have on the table 4 of these boxes already – having bought one extra the other day, but it would be nice to put those cut pieces in their own boxes so they won’t topple over.  Also I have been thinking I won’t want all of this on my kitchen table all summer Smile the fan right above the table might be a problem!  LOL I can just see all those little pieces flying all over the place when the fan is on high setting – which is most of the summer!  I know I have been good and worked on this all week and made great progress but I can’t see myself doing this weeks on end – in fact I feel much needed break coming to me after I finish the current box.


If you are sorting and organizing your scraps how are you coming along on it?  I think I will be moving my cutting space to the sewing room.  I need a lower table to work at so I can sit at the office chair instead of the tall kitchen chair.  In order to sit high enough to cut I am sitting on a pillow on the chair – I’m not really sitting properly and that might be contributing or causing the leg cramps as it started this week and so did the scrap organizing!!


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  • cynthia Apr 14, 2012

    What a great idea, to organize your scraps in neat little cut, pressed sizes. I am going to do that with my scraps!
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  • Doreen Apr 14, 2012

    Sounds like one of those tasks that could be shared with a quilter friend who would come for a visit (coffee anyone?) and spend a pleasant time cutting with you!! Unfortunately, I think we are separated by, at least, 12 hours!!! You have ‘set the bar high’, I’m afraid! Hehe! Have a great weekend!
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  • Nedra- Cactus Needle Apr 14, 2012

    You have really made some progress on scrap organization. It looks wonderful! My poor stash only gets the attention of being folded and sorted into colors. But, I am continuing to only work on scrap quilts, so they are getting used up little by little.

  • Jo Apr 14, 2012

    Finished last nite! Every scrap is either a string or square or what i call chinese coin size. ..6.5 x 3.5. My squares are 7.5, 5, 4, 3 or 2.5. So happy! Keep going, you’ll be so gratified to see those little stacks!

  • Wanda Apr 14, 2012

    You could put some of the smallest squares in Snack size ziplock bags and then store more than one size in a box without getting them mixed up or overhandled.
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  • Vivian Apr 14, 2012

    You really are moving right along. But I am sure it gets to be rather tiring and boring. I only have 5 more weeks of school. Yippee.
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  • Heather Apr 14, 2012

    I try and do this on an ongoing basis. Turned out really well when I wanted to do a charm quilt using 2 1/2 inch squares. I needed approximately 1000 and only had to cut a dozen or so as I had two boxes of them ready to go.

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