Most of my stash consists of FQs and half yard cuts. I love having a wide variety of fabrics to chose from. I store the FQ cuts (and wider cuts) in a bigger bin and the scraps in a smaller bins.
The thing is that I didn’t actually use the scraps once they were in those smaller bins. So these bins had fabrics in them that I wouldn’t buy again (my taste has changed) and fabrics that I had forgotten about.
So out came the rotary cutter!
All the small bits were cut down to 2.5″ squares. Anything smaller and still usable (or too precious) went into a big bag that I will use for scrappy pouches somewhere in the future. I did throw a lot of fabrics out or added these to my school’s art supply boxes.
I started sewing up these 9 patch blocks of variations of a color.
I have quite a pile by now of these nine patch blocks, but the scraps don’t seem to have diminished 😉
I have no specific plans for these blocks and I will just keep on sewing whenever I want to work on a ‘thought-less” project.
In March and April 2021 instagram was filled with gorgeous images of the Celtic Cross Quilt by Lo and Behold Stitchery. So many people shared their versions of this gorgeous pattern.
I was inspired by all this eye candy to use more of my scraps.
I used the nine patch construction to piece this small top.
Lots of pressing!
After the blue version, I tried my hand at a more traditional irish chain lay out but with a color shift.
I haven’t made up my mind if I will enlarge these two small tops, or if I will turn them into baby quilts in the future.
The scraps are being used, and that was the goal!
What do you do with your scraps?
Piece out! 😉
P.S. I have joined the ScrapHappy quilters! Please check out their posts on working with scraps!
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