Monday, February 19, 2018

Moving It Forward

My method of managing scraps is that when a bin gets full it's time to design a quilt around what's in the bin. I organize my scraps in bins by color, for scraps between the size of a fat quarter and charm square. Those smaller than a charm square go in a bits bin. I also have a bins with 1 1/2" strips, 2 1/2" strips and random widths. Well, my random widths bin can barely be contained by it's lid. So it's time to design a quilt using these strips. 
I by sewing those strips into stratas and then cutting them into little sets of coins. I have a couple of planes for these coin sets. But so far this is all the progress I have with this new project.
I'd love to see what you are moving forward. Are you tackling an unruly scrap bin? Is a new brain child forming in your head? Or are you making progress on an existing project. 




Grab my botton, fixed thanks to Sarah and link up and share. 


13 comments:

  1. that is a good idea to fill up one bin and then use them

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  2. A great system to use to keep those scraps from taking over. Can't wait to see the result of this bin.

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  3. Ahhhh....so pretty. Looks like they would make great bookmarks - but that would be a ton of bookmarks! I'm sure your project will be beautiful!

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  4. I'm always interested to see what people do with their scraps. I keep mine by colors but have never made a real plan for them.

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  5. Hum, I mostly hope that my bins and such don't fill up. They do! I was happy to move a few of the strips into string blocks last week. Sometimes what I need in terms of scraps just aren't in my bins. Maybe it's time for a coin quilt like you're working on.

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  6. I'm tackling too many scrap bins at the moment! Looks like you have a great plan, I think I should follow your lead!

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  7. I like your scrappy coins idea--will be looking forward to see you plans for them..hugs, Julierose

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  8. I sat my strips bag (yes it's that big) next to my cutting table awhile ago with the intention of picking out a string project that I can use as a leader/ender project. I just snagged two phone books recently for foundations so it's time to get it in gear! You have the right idea: if you don't put them to work, they ain't going anywhere!

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  9. Wow. You have a plethora of scrap bins. I only have one but use your same philosophy: when the bag is stuffed full, it's time to use them up. Love your Coin strata and can't wait to see the finish!

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  10. Ah! so glad to see it worked <3 love love love your blog! :)

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  11. You do such a wonderful job of using up your scraps too! I wish I could be so organized.:)

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  12. I know whatever you decide it will be fabulous.

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  13. That looks amazing! I need to tackle my scraps too! Thanks for the inspirations

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