Here's a little peek at the on going work I am doing in my sewing room. There has been lots of slicing, dicing and labeling going on in there. I have made so much progress, but still have lots left to do in order to get it the way I want it!
Most of my bins are "see through", like these. These drawers are labeled: 2 inch strips light; 2 inch strips dark and 5 inch charm squares. When I am working on scraps and have pieces of fabric that are close to these sizes, I cut them and store them in the appropriate bin.
In the 5 inch charm square bin I have a dark stack and a light stack. Here's the light stack.
These drawers contain 2 1/2 inch strips dark and 2 1/2 inch strips light.
In the top drawer here are 2 1/2 inch squares, 2 1/2 X 5 inch rectangles, and some stacks of smaller squares.
I am trying to fold all the larger pieces of fabric so that they stand up in the drawers like this. They are sorted by color. Here are some browns:
The larger scraps that are at least as big as a fat quarter, but not really big enough to be considered yardage, are being folded and stored in the plastic dish basin type containers. I won't slice these up since they are bigger pieces. I want to keep my options open on them.
This basket sits at the end of the ironing board for throwing strips smaller than 1 1/2 inch. Its filling up fast!
I have lots of folding and cutting left to do. But, I don't want to spend all my time on this. I have been sewing and quilting as well. Maybe I'll get everything organized in here before long and can just concentrate on the sewing part!
I am studying quilt books and quilting blogs to find quilts that use the sizes of scraps that I have cut. There are so many to choose from. I can't wait to start making some of them.