I have been annoyed with all the clutter in my sewing studio for awhile now. After quilting and sewing for over 10 years I should be annoyed since I never have had great scrap organization. How could this happen? I am the person who has kitchen spices in alphabetical order!
I have filled 8 of these drawers with scraps. They were so stuffed that I had to smooth them down to get them closed. I don't have any more storage so it was time to get organized.
I pressed and sorted into color.
When it was all done, I could relocate them in the bins according to color and they fit a lot better. Now, when I make a quilt, I will be able to take proper care of my scraps and put them into the right bin!
I realized that my huge pile of fleece was taking up my prime real estate here on my shelves. I refolded and relocated them to the uppermost shelf and can not start to sort our fabric that is fat quarter size and any other yardage over 1/2 yard.
I'm excited to find fabrics I forgot I had. All these folded piles are still from my scrap bins. As you can see, I haven't even got to the mess on the middle shelf. But, I can hardly wait to get it all finished.
I alternate between projects so I don't get too tired of standing at the ironing board. So, every hour I sit and piece some blocks on my Snowman quilt. This is on my design wall.
Notice the Arkansas Crossroads block lurking at the right..
....I have a design idea for all my lovely scraps with that block.