Although I don't have a scrap problem (I'm a scrap quilter and would hate to see them gone), I will be keeping myself on track with Sarah in this wonderful concept of taming, keeping order, processing, and USING those scraps that seem to over take us.
I looked up the last big scrap clean up - this photo is from 2/2013. I slowly worked thru 3.5 large tubs of scraps into a modified Bonnie Hunter system that worked for me. I try really hard to maintain it, but some times things get out of hand.
I could have cropped out the background, but hey - let's keep it real. I've been in a time crunch to finish up some testing projects. THUS - the usual method of cleaning up after each day has gotten lost. A pile of items on the corner of this table.
And the little table - well, lost totally!! Monthly projects need putting away as well as that pile of scraps in the back - need to be processed.
I gathered up all the loose scraps into the red basket. These all need processing into my barrel system. The clear tub I have been working my RSC16 blocks out of, but there are a lot of things there that just need to go on the chopping block.
And Moe?? Well, he adopted the box that some of my new fabrics came in. Some people were amazed at the 50 yards ordered. That will go fast. It's all solids - mostly Kona - that are a staple to marry all those scraps. If you think about it - I just used up 12 yards with backing and binding for two quilts (stuff that was already on the shelf). Hopefully that 50 yards will make it thru the year.
I'll link up my beginning project - processing those two small tubs - and share with the end of the month link up. That will be my barrel system. A LOT of quilts come out of those barrels.
Won't you join in?