In just a few weeks I have amassed huge piles of fabric scraps, like this one.
I have been trimming and saving the larger pieces but tossing the smaller ones. Then I got to thinking, that’s my money there in the trash. Maybe I should ask the experts what they do.
So… to all you experienced quilters out there, here are my questions on managing fabric scraps.
1. What is considered a scrap?
2. Do you keep scraps or throw them out?
3. What to do with scraps IF you keep them?
4. Where to store scraps?
I have a few ideas.
For one, look at these cute little clear plastic paint cans. From Michaels. I had passed them in the aisles many times. I got to thinking about them when my fabric scraps were piling up.
So, I bought two.
One can is holding any scrap larger than my finger. The 2nd one will hold larger pieces that I can recycle or cut into charms.
And guess what I did with the tiny scrap pieces I had been throwing out?
I am thinking I could hang this up outdoors somewhere and let the birds have at it. They could use the scraps to build their bird’s nests. Just pull the pieces through the mesh holes.
What do you do with your fabric scraps?