Monday, 14 March 2016

Digging into the precuts.

Every so often at the meeting I am asked how I cut up/store my fabrics when they are smaller than a f1/4 or f1/8th.
  Usually the bits land in a drawer until I find time to cut them up into usable  pieces. The pieces that I use most often are 2.5" strips and 5" squares.  After that if there is fabric left I will cut it into 2" and 1.5" strips.  If I have scrappy quilts on the go I will also cut pieces to use with those, then when I want to work on them I pull out the container and I have pieces cut and ready to stitch :).
Karen came across a great scrappy pattern that one of the gals had at sew day the other day.  I thought it would be a great retreat project so I figured out what I needed and went to my bins.  I had tons of 2" strips already cut so the only thing I needed was 3 7/8" squares .  Into my drawer of bits that
 I hadn't cut yet, and voila, tons of fabric to cut up into usable pieces for an awesome scrap quilt.
Its handy to have some sort of system in your sewing room to help make your quilting as fun as it should be. 
All of these strips were already precut in my 2" bin.  So far all I have had to cut are the squares.
How do you store the little bits that are left over? 
Happy Quilting Friends :)