Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scraps, Scraps, Scraps


This has been the month for scraps.  They are coming in large boxes, medium boxes, and baggies of all sizes.  AND I AM LOVING IT!!  So are the furkins - do you see Bella in the middle of this glorious pile?  This became scattered all over with great delight - by both her and me.


Moe loves the boxes - yup, that was one huge box!!


And I can't believe how neatly this pile is stacked when I pulled it out of the box - actually it was neater, I thumbed thru it.  I can't even fold up quilt tops neatly to pack off.  I have everything else processed down, but this one is new.  It will wait for a play date in February as I really need to get some sewing done.


Some of these went into the strip boxes, some into my different project containers, and yes even into baggies that hold a future project.  That baggy is my collection for a 'low-volumn' quilt.  Actually I have 3 of those now so I think there is enough for an April play date.

Yup, I process these as soon as they come in.  If it is a small bag I can get the done in an afternoon.  Large boxes take a day to sort and some of that sort does get put in it's place.  Then another day to finish the processing and sometimes a day to cut it down into the fabric food chain - I love cutting fabric - really, I do.


Some went into my rolling drawer towers, some into the plastic shoe bins (FQ size), some in my barrels.  As you can see, these barrels are STUFFED!!  That's where I need to tackle with a marathon session with my machine.  My SIL is using my Juki right now as her little lady went off for a Spa treatment - so my little 'Walmart' Brother machine is perfect for this - it does hum happily with chaining pieces - other things - NO.


I did do a little sewing - my blue and pink bricks for the 'Now & Later' project.  This is a RSC15 project and I need 388 bricks for this quilt, so 40 of each color over 10 months will get me there with room to play. 


And I totally freaked today because I thought I had forgotten I needed to pull a winner for my bag of salvedges.  But it was today, so sigh of relief.  And more was stuffed in here too.  The winner is:

Barb H @ StitchXStitch

I will contact her for mailing info and off they will go.  This bag fills pretty fast, so there will be future chances.

Another snow storm has hit us, so a good time to sew,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

20 comments:

  1. oh I am soo impressed by your order and organization ! it is an inspiration!

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  2. Wow - I'll say!!! Bella must be in heaven :) Gypsy always loved it when I spread out fabric anywhere in the house. You are so good to keep those scraps cut up. I do a pretty good job most of the time, but it only takes a short while for them to get out of hand. Right now, they need attention :)

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  3. I love my scrap bins, but bottom line I hate "wasting time" sorting & cutting them down so the scrap bag tends to sit

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  4. You are amazing! You really know how to sort and sift through scraps!

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  5. You and the babies are having so much fun, I didn't see Bella until you said to look for her, very Where's Waldo, but she reminds me of kids with piles of leaves.

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  6. Bella wins.....she has the best seat in the scraps. I would be over whelmed with all of these scraps, but you have it down to a science/method that works for you to plow thru it. enjoy your plunder!

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  7. Bella looks so cute.... just like a big pile of leaves! Great scrapping... I need to do this too, but always put it off.

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  8. What fun to get these boxes of scraps.

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  9. You are so well organized. All my scraps are stuffed in bins. I do have two sizes of scraps though. Sorted by color and large or small...that's the best I can do.

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  10. Lucky you with all those fabric scraps to play with and Bella must be in kitty heaven. You are very organised. I'm planning a marathon cutting weekend as I need lots of small squares for my Let's book it project and I only have a few cut.

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  11. So funny I just dumped my scrap bin and am busy sewing "made" fabric as I just want to get rid of all my scraps....and here you invite more! LOL!! Luckily you are in good kitty company and process and organize them so well. Fun post! THanks for sharing your process.

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  12. How fun to get so many scrap donations. Of course, even better that you are disciplined to trim them down ASAP. I was given a couple small bags "last year" and I've pawed thru them for fussy cutting but not finished them up. Maybe I'll dedicate 30 minutes to the task this weekend. Love that Bella is hidden in the pile-o-scraps in the first photo! My tiniest cat always claims the biggest boxes. Go figure. I missed this selvage drawing - looking forward to the next!

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  13. Love the scraps and the furry helpers ... :) Pat

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  14. It's great you process the boxes so promptly and so well. I NEED to get my scraps under control and my Selvedges! Maybe while I watch the SEAHAWKS win the Superbowl! Perfect for the APNQ 4- patch along.

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  15. Looks like you'll have a lot of future play dates with all those fabric scraps!

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  16. Oh what fun sorting all those pretty fabrics , I can't wait to see what you create , I know it will be lovely .

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  17. Fabric and boxes... what could be better for furry helpers! I love other peoples scraps - so many great fabrics.

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  18. My goodness. You have had a lot of scraps heading your way! And you do so well to deal with them immediately -- I am learning that's the best idea as I slowly work my way through the accumulation of scraps over three years!

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  19. Lots of fun scraps. Looking forward to seeing all the projects that come from all that scrappy goodness.

    We didn't get the snow, but it's back to being miserable, cold and windy.

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  20. Lol!!! I use the mini eclair boxes for my squares too. I don't even want to admit how many I have....

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