I have a large enamelware container that I have been throwing all my little civil war repro scraps in for my paper pieced log cabin blocks. Now that I have finished these blocks, it was time to deal with that overflowing container. I think it looks worse than when I started! Clearly my 64 log cabin blocks didn’t make a dent!
Last night, I decided it was time to get to work on this mess. These are all quite small pieces. So I pulled some small dies out for my die cutter and went to work. I have an idea for a quilt using small rectangles so I used this die with the bigger scraps.
I also needed 1 1/2″ squares for a project so I used this die on the smaller scraps.
And now that container? It’s empty! I did throw out all the scraps from cutting the pieces shown above. It’s amazing how much less space this all takes up!
I have another overflowing basket of civil war scraps that I need to tackle but that has much bigger pieces. It will wait for another day.
A while back, hubby brought home these snap together containers. They are perfect for storing precut scraps like those I created last night.
Have a scraptastic a Tuesday!
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