If your like me, scraps usually pile up quickly and get thrown in a bucket like this. This bucket fills mostly from shop stuff but there are always those few that I would just love to be able to find on a whim while making a quilt. I think that if I just organize myself even with something as small as scraps, then my quilting productivity as well as my stash will go further.
This is what I have done...... I bought these small shoebox like plastic containers for .97 cents each at our local Target. Each one is designated a color for easy accessibility later on when looking for a certain piece. I keep everything in them that I think I will actually use, no matter how small. Every usuable peiece under a FQ goes in these and are considered scraps or remnants to me.
It may not seem like much, but making this small change has made my scraps more functionable. Plus I am saving money by using what I have..
Another idea from Target as well are these cute metal bowls found in a few different colors for 2.50 each add a nice pop of style to your fabric cubby if you don't want a large space dedicated just to scraps.
I have decided to put all of these posts under a new tab on top of the blog for everyone to reference later. There will be a few posts just this week on organization, as well as some pretty sweet ways to use up those scraps .
KEEP CALM AND ORGANIZE!!
How do you store your scraps?