Thursday, 30 October 2014

Great Granny Squared #2 - Sorting Scraps

A couple of weeks ago I started up a Great Granny Squared table runner and in the process of digging  through all of my scraps I realized that if I want to be in charge of this project I needed to take charge.  


My scraps was a total mess, scattered between three bins, large, small and odd shapes of fabric.

That was when I decided to start sorting them before I would carry on with my quilt.  I sorted them according to size, larger fold-able pieces, strips, squares and larger pieces.  Now digging through my scraps is much easier.  At least now I have a clear idea of what I have to work with, and this way NOTHING will go to waste.


I bought some small clear plastic containers and labeled them accordingly.


Once I had all of my scraps sorted I stared piecing up a few more blocks.



This is going to be a fun and colourful little quilt!

To see the other blocks I have finished so far, click HERE.


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10 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Keeping your scraps and fabrics organised makes the sewing more pleasant - and easier. You seem to have a great system worked out now.

Jamie/Maryland Quilter said...

Organizing feels so good! You are inspiring me to take charge of my scraps, too! Thanks :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it will be a great quilt and I know because I did a scrappy one too :) and I love it - it is waiting in line to be quilted.

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

I organize in a similar way. One of these days I will do something with the scraps! I kind of just enjoy organizing them!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

Your blocks are looking lovely, and I enjoyed seeing how you have your scraps organized. I'm glad I'm not the only one that keeps mine that way - though I do have a big bin of scraps from my most recent projects that still needs sorting.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Your blocks are looking lovely. And I hear you on organizing scraps. Sometimes you just need to take some time to do those things so that your work goes more smoothly... and you get to enjoy all those little treasures you stumble on while organizing! :)

knettycraft said...

Hello Marelize, such beautiful work... I admire your accuracy sewing all these squares!
Kind regard from Germany, Annett

Kathy said...

You have such pretty scraps, and they look so nice all organized like that. You blocks are beautiful!

Carla said...

Very nice! Scraps are the best!

Live a Colorful Life said...

A. I NEVER get tired of granny squares.
B. I need to do the very same thing with my scraps. They are overflowing from a basket and it's depressed to look at them so I just ignore them and cut into other fabric. *sigh*

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