My favorite tool for taming my scraps is my creative grids stripology ruler. I have the strip dies for the accuquilt and I use them a lot. But, when I have odd sized smaller pieces of scrap that I plan on using to add variety to my bins, I like to use the template. I have both sizes. I use the original template with a larger scrap, and, the smaller one for ( wait for it) smaller scraps.
It is a quick cut or 2, and I can make several sizes from one scrap.
|This is a scrap print that never ends|
The left piece will go into the string/crumb bin. The middle is a 2 1/2 inch strip, and the right will go into the trash- no waste.
The left piece is 1 1/2 inch, then 2 inch, then 2 1/2 inch. All with out moving. I enjoy this in the evening when I am too tired to do much of anything. I find it very therapeutic. I don't worry about cutting it the wrong sizes anymore, because, I have a huge collection of scraps. If I want matchy matchy, I have plenty of other options as well. I am sure the red bear print will show up in a scrap bag for years to come. And at my estate sale, if 5 people buy my fabric. It will be in each of their bags. It is just magical fabric.
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I love this ruler. I had no idea this existed. Guess what I'll be shopping for? haha. Thanks for the info. ;^)ReplyDelete
Great way to quickly and easily cut up your scraps! No wonder you get so much done with them. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete