Scrap Fabric Organization | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Scrap Fabric Organization

November 18, 2016 4 Comments

Scrap Fabric Organization | Pine Valley Quilts

Scrap fabric Organization !

Time to take the plunge and Organize my Scrap Fabrics ! 

Scrap Fabric Organization | Pine Valley Quilts

Embarrassing ! Here is a portion of what my fabric scrap pile looks like.

After much thought I decided my most used sizes are:

Strips 1.5 inches, 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches. Squares 10 inches, and 5 inches. I also cut  smaller sizes of 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches if they are not big enough to be strips.

Fabrics Scraps for Applique

I love to applique so I also want to have a selection to use for applique. The 10, 5 inch and smaller cut squares will be perfect. I have also had to be realistic about keeping anything smaller, I know I will never use them. Scrap Fabric Organization | Pine Valley Quilts Scrap Fabric Organization | Pine Valley Quilts

How to organize your fabric scraps by color or Light Medium and dark ?

After more thought.... thinking thinking .......... I decided that Light Medium and Dark is how I use my fabrics...... but I also need to be able to select colors easily so...................... I thought I would try to be supper organized and go with both and sort by color then light medium and dark hues. You must be proud of me, I know my Mother would be ! haha Finding little pieces ( now beautifully cut and ready to go ) of treasure and fond memories of my quilting process in these scrap fabrics has been a lot of fun. I wish I had started this earlier. I also get to go shopping now for containers, I would like breathable containers that can sit nicely on my shelf. One for each scarp fabric size.

Inspiration / New Quilt Ideas

While merrily cutting, I have so many ideas on how I am going to use these beautifully organized Fabric Scraps. I am looking forward to sharing them with you, I hope you will follow along with me as I make some small quilts with my Fabric. I would love you to share how do you Organize your fabric Scraps ? Searching the internet I have found these great posts you might like to read. Quiltville The Sassy Quilter Fabric Therapy  Bee in my Bonnet Stitch This

Happy Stitching

Sharon 




4 Responses

Plum Cox
Plum Cox

August 03, 2016

Well done you for organising your scraps – would you like to have a go at mine too? I have three drawers – each for different sizes that can’t be confused eg 10" square and 3" strips go in one. It’s a great system in theory, but I seem to have been quite poor at maintaining it, so have boxes of other scraps of random sizes all over the room!

Connie
Connie

August 03, 2016

I seem to organize my scraps the same way Bonnie does. You have some great links!

Dortha
Dortha

August 03, 2016

Good for you. This is something I need to do. I do love scrap quilts.

Sharon - IN
Sharon - IN

August 03, 2016

I need to organize my scraps! I’ll have to take a look at your links. Right now I have bags, an under bed draw, and piles. Maybe this should be a personal New Year’s Resolution. I’ll think about that!

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