Wednesday, March 9, 2011


My basket is overflowing!  I try to be organized and with each project, I pop all the scraps into a large ziploc bag.  The bags are then stuffed with scraps that are in the same colour family or coordinated in some manner.  I am starting to have a lot of these bags.

They are escaping from the basket and starting to spread across the room.  And I always try to use a ton of my leftover bits when I am piecing the quilt back.  I usually use a good quantity of the scraps to add a row of interest to the back.  And I still have scraps.

So in the back of my mind, I am stewing about what to do with these.  I am noticing that a great many quilters are having similar thoughts and a number of scrap ideas are surfacing on blogs here and there.

And I have to confess that I have a guilty thought.  I have had this semi-crazy idea that I don't want to see these fabrics because after making a quilt from them, I may be a little tired or bored seeing them
so much.   I made the quilt so why would I want to see them again so soon,  in a use your scraps project unless it was really something interesting.  Maybe it is kind of like eating leftovers.  And here is a perfect Freudian slip.  I just noticed that instead of typing scraps, I actually typed "craps."  Doesn't that just say it all?


  1. I know what you mean about getting tired of certain fabrics. I'm not bored after they show up in one quilt, but two or three and I am SO done. Ha, ha to the crap. I made that same slip once in referring to the "crafts" my daughter brings home from prescool. We laughed so much!!!

  2. I love the 'craps' for making string quilts. I call it my no mind sewing time, just grab and sew!