Prior to discovering all which can be made with even the smallest scrap of fabric, I would throw my scraps in a bin and kind of forget the bin exists. I don’t like to waste any fabric so I hoarded the scraps of various sizes, in no order or organization whatsoever. I just simply threw the scraps in the bin and walked away. I then discovered started reading about quilts named ‘Scrappy Trip Around the World’, ‘Postage Stamp’ Quilts, and my ultimate favorite name for a quilt, the ‘Scrap Vomit’ Quilt. All these quilts use only, or predominantly, 2.5″ squares of fabric, of various patterns, volumes and even textures.
When the storage bin if full to the brim, I will decide. I have no idea how many squares I will need to complete a nice size quilt but will research that part of it when I am closer to reaching the ‘full bin’ goal. I do love cutting up the squares. I really do. I have though realized completing custom orders and projects is taking a bit longer than usual now because instead of just tossing the scraps in the scrap bin (probably takes about 3 seconds to do this), I am now taking the time to cut up the scraps into the 2.5″ squares as I cut and create unrelated projects.
It’s all good though because I know one day, I will have enough squares to make a fun and happy quilt. It’s a means to a fabulous end 🙂
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