I have been cutting scraps down into useable sizes. I have emptied 3 grocery bags. My drawers are filling up, but the scraps are reproducing at an alarming rate. And I bought some more, because I love them ...love them. There is something amazing about a little scrap of fabric, that seems almost free. So many colors and prints that I would never be able to purchase any other way. I love them. And I love cutting them for a reasonable amount of time. What I don't like, is that my accuquilt was so messy and overgrown with scrap weeds, that I didn't want to use it. So I hand cut strips and pieces.
That is just silly, so a clean up is in order.
I am only showing the showable portion of the mess haha. It was so bad on the other side, that I couldn't roll the tray to that side without really pushing it into an avalanche of throw off.
I have a day for string piecing, and a day for spinning wool, I need a day for die cutting and maintenance.
I have set up boxes and baskets for pieces that I want to cut into certain sizes. So, for an example, when I am cutting something I need for 2 1/2 inch strip I can clean out that bucket. The trays are big and wieldy so I am not going to switch them out for just a few strips. But I need to regularly cut through the buckets and boxes before they are overwhelming.
clean up is complete! now I don't want to make a mess by cutting anything. sigh...
Here is the beginning of a new batch of strings and crumbs
My categories are 2 1/2, 2, 1 1/2 inch, chunks for triangles, tumblers, small blocks. and definite triangles or hour glass blocks, and strings/crumbs
I have the 3 1/2 inch strip die but I prefer to cut that size as needed.
I love Bonnie Hunter's scrap user system
and Jo of Jo's country junction uses it too
I plan on hand stitching a binding today as we enjoy Father's day.......
Fabric Used this Week 1 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 221 3/4 yards
Fabric Added this Week:0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 174 3/4 yards
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