Hi. My name is Amy. And I’m a Fabric Hoarder. More specifically, a SCRAP hoarder. And unfortunately, I don’t often do scrap quilts, so they just keep multiplying!! Currently, I have two 30 gallon totes, chock-a-block full.
I also have some that were sorted by color and jammed into bins.
So, what to do? Well, Mrs Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville is a true Scrap Queen! She wrote a piece a year ago titled Fabric Herding. It shows how SHE organizes the mess involved with quilting. At the moment, I have no need for all of the sizes she keeps, but I can still manage to do a bit of thinning on my own!
I have noticed that I use mostly 2.5″ strips. Binding, bricks, etc. So I grabbed the neutral bin and started chopping!
There are a bunch of precut squares that someone gave me. Not sure what I’ll do with them, but I’ll figure it out. I ended up with a small stack of 4″x6″ postcard pieces, and some fat quarter-ish pieces that will end up with the rest of the FQ’s. See how PRETTY this looks now? Only took about 2 hours!! LOL
So, what color should I move to next??! Those big bins will take me forever. I ALSO need to figure out how to convince clients to order SCRAP QUILTS!!! I don’t have the time to make one and then try to sell it.
Speaking of which–there’s a quilt on the frame now. Guess I should get to it.
peace and pieces,