Scrap Busting

Yesterday, I spent several hours in the sewing room and hardly sewed a stitch. I decided to tackle some of this.

My scrap bucket (this one at least) didn’t look bad, but I had piles of left over scraps from various projects stashed here and there. I kept finding them! Most were small bits and I cut out pieces for several quilts that have been on my bucket list. I cut lots of these 2 by 3 1/2 inch rectangles.


I also cut 2 1/2 inch squares, some 2 inch squares, and 2 inch HSTs. I bought a couple of these red buckets after Christmas because I thought they would make good scrap buckets.

One is for vintage looking fabrics and the other for more modern stuff. I also have a tub for solids. There are still some bigger pieces in the bottom of the modern bucket. But I have a long way to go with chopping up the civil war repro stuff.


Yeah, that’s a baby bath tub full! I have created a Pinterest board with quilts I want to make in the near future and my cutting is geared toward those specific quilts.

I really enjoy the cutting process with my die cutter. And I am really happy to have quite a few less piles hanging around!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to Scrap Busting

  1. Diane says:

    I’ve also been cutting up scrapes. I do 31/2″ squares. 21/2″ strips. 1″ and 2″ strips for string quilts. My big goal for the last 6mos. or so, has been to use what I have to make quilts. My quild makes a lot of comfort quilt for our local cancer center. Keep on cutting. Diane

  2. Jayne says:

    Good for you Katy!! It isn’t hard to wrangle those scraps, but you did a great job! What kind of die cutter do you use for those tiny squares and rectangles?

  3. Those precut pieces in your neat containers are very appealing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I have a bunch of random multi coloured scraps that I need to deal with. I just haven’ t found the perfect pattern for them. Thanks for sharing all your pretty cut pieces with Oh Scrap!

  5. I’ve been sorting my scraps by traditional prints and modern prints too. I always find it difficult to separate fabric pieces left over from a project but when I do they are sorted by colour.

  6. lois92346 says:

    That’s a great accomplishment, Katy. I know the satisfaction you must feel getting those bits and pieces cut and sorted.

  7. Angela says:

    So many scraps! Good luck getting them turned into useable sizes. Always fun to go digging and see what turns up.

  8. anudge says:

    Oh, I need to deal with scraps, too. You are so organized!

  9. Looks like you’ve been productive. I need to sort/tidy up my scraps, but I’ve been procrastinating.

  10. That’s alot of scrap sorting and organizing! I love your containers!

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