|Flimsy waiting for borders|
Previously, I had started the process of sorting strings and crumbs by colour and I found that it was just way too much work and it took way too many containers. I just don't have the ability to store so many individual scrap bins so I gave up. This time I have taken the step of just using 3 large laundry baskets to contain my light, medium and dark toned strings. Of course, there is lots of overlap within each bin because sometimes I consider one piece of fabric as part of one category and other times I think it belongs in another. ;)) So far, I have one very large bin and one very large bag of crumbs as well. I am not sorting those by colour or value at all. I want a very simple system that I can keep up without too much effort.
Something that is really helping me with cutting down the larger scraps is my Accuquilt Go die cutter that my husband recently gave me as a gift. I don't have a lot of dies...yet...but I have been putting the ones I have to good use. I am pretty sure that if I sewed all of these pieces together that I would have enough scraps cut to make at least one quilt!!