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  • Quiltfreestyle
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    Originally posted by Bailey65 View Post
    To store my small pieces of fabric. I was given some fabric recently from meemeecyn. So I went thru and sorted it. Anything smaller than a Fat Quarter I cut in Charm Size squares or into Jelly Roll Strips. Then I took it one step further and sorted the strips or charm squares by color, solids, children's fabric, Christmas fabric ect. I also have some fabric left over from quilts I've made or projects I have worked on and I plan to do the same with those. I will then purchase those plastic shoes boxes and store them with a tag or sticker of the front of each box specifying what is in each container.

    I am kind of excited about this because I am not finished make the charm squares and Jelly Roll strips but I know I have more than enough to make several quilts. Also another thing I did. I seemed to have quite a bit of blue both charm squares and Jelly Roll strips so I cut some of the blue fabric into various size blocks that I can use to piece the back of a blue quilt. I definitely see another Jacobs Ladder in my future with all the various blues that I have!

    Thank you meemeecyn !!
    Have you checked out the book "Scrap Therapy" by Joan Ford? She recommends doing this & also cutting smaller scraps into 3 1/2" & 2" squares. She has many projects in the book to make from these "pre-cuts"
    I started doing this a couple of years ago, really helped to manage my scraps & actually use them. LOL

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  • Fabricadabra
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    I do pretty much the same thing...I have a basket next to my cutting table...scraps get folded up and put in there. On days I don't want to "think" I go to the scrap basket and just start cutting away. Lately my favorite size to cut these scraps into is 2 1/2 x 4 1/2
    Which I discovered was the perfect size for baby quilts. Last simmer I made 2 quilts for twins in the family a boy and girl same pattern different colors and it was perfect. I also have boxes of different size squares ranging from 1 inch all that way up to 6 inch but I haven't done anything with them yet...I keep thinking "great scrap quilt" but I'm to structured for that! Lol!

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  • mjjames
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    Excellent idea!

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  • Simply Quilting
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    I'm glad you found a system that works for you. I have used the plastic shoeboxes for the last two projects I'm working on - sure has helped with the organization.

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  • Hulamoon
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    I bought the shoe boxes too. I think for $1.40 at Walmart. I'm hoping to get enough for a string quilt. I like how nice and clean and clear they are. Had an empty shelf so it worked perfect!

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  • LorraineRob
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    I'm hoping to accumulate enough stash that I need to organise it, lol. I like your system though.

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  • songbird857
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    oooohh... I like the idea of cutting the small pieces into usable 'precuts'

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  • Bubby
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    Doesn't it feel great when your find 'your' system!

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  • Bailey65
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    I think I found a new way

    To store my small pieces of fabric. I was given some fabric recently from meemeecyn. So I went thru and sorted it. Anything smaller than a Fat Quarter I cut in Charm Size squares or into Jelly Roll Strips. Then I took it one step further and sorted the strips or charm squares by color, solids, children's fabric, Christmas fabric ect. I also have some fabric left over from quilts I've made or projects I have worked on and I plan to do the same with those. I will then purchase those plastic shoes boxes and store them with a tag or sticker of the front of each box specifying what is in each container.

    I am kind of excited about this because I am not finished make the charm squares and Jelly Roll strips but I know I have more than enough to make several quilts. Also another thing I did. I seemed to have quite a bit of blue both charm squares and Jelly Roll strips so I cut some of the blue fabric into various size blocks that I can use to piece the back of a blue quilt. I definitely see another Jacobs Ladder in my future with all the various blues that I have!

    Thank you meemeecyn !!
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