I'v read a lot of books on how to store your scraps so I've combined many methods. I sort by color into plastic shoes boxes or small, clear tubs. Then I ironed all the scraps from one tub. Next I laid them out and straightened up the edges. Then I try to cut the largest shape I can- sometimes it's a 5" strip or just a 5" square. I don't save smaller that a 1 1/2" strip. I do try to cut squares or strips in sizes that are commonly used in quilting. It sounds like a big job, but I'm only doing a box a day. Once I catch up I'm going to try to keep up by cutting the scraps up after every project. I do a lot of clothing sewing so I have odd shaped scraps from that too. We'll see how I do, but I think it will really help me use my scraps up more quickly. So how do you deal with your scraps? Do you have a great method you could share? Have a great day!
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