Sunday, March 04, 2007

sorting it out

How do you sort your fabric scraps? I've been reading about this in blogland (I can't remember who or where) and thought this would be a good topic. I have had no sewing time in the past 2 weeks but I felt the need to visit with my fabric on some level tonight. It scares the family if I pet the fabric so I opted for a little organization instead. Usually I keep all of my fabric scraps sorted by main color in plastic zipper bags near my machine. This worked ok but I felt like I could organize these scraps a bit more to please the micromanager in me. I read in someone's blog (it was 5:00 am, I can't remember who) that they would cut them into squares. Great idea!

fabric scraps

I have 2-inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch squares cut and stored (by color) in my craft room tool drawers. The bigger squares are stored in a shoe box (yes, by color) and all other strip scraps are back in the plastic bags (you guessed it, by color) and ready for a log cabin block. I still have 6 more bags to go but I feel very satisfied with my progress.

You know what else I love? These giant ziploc bags, that's what! I am using them for all of my lesser loved fabrics and holiday prints that don't need to take up shelf space.


loves2experiment said...

Oh, an excellent project to take on! I have two huge bags of scraps that need to be organized :P

Happy Zombie said...

I have a friend who does this too and I SOOOO want to do it to. You inspire me!

Amy said...

Wow! That is very impressive...geez, I feel like a slob :(

Alison said...

That's a great idea for organizing scraps! And I have those zip lock bags, I bought them for yarn storage but I have not used them yet!