More Scrap Busting!

Beware! This is a photo heavy post! Hubby is out of town so I’ve spent some concentrated time scrap busting the last couple days! Remember my overflowing baby bath tub full of scraps?

And this big bucket of scraps?

I put on an audio book and start pressing and sorting into piles of similar sizes.

And then I started cutting. I always start with the biggest die I want to use. These will be 4 inch finished tumblers. Here is my die.


I layer my pieces on the die.

Place a cutting mat on top.

And run it through. With my studio cutter I can do up to ten layers at a time. Those leftover bits will get cut down with smaller dies.

Not sure how many I have here. Somewhere over 500.

I grabbed the next largest die and did the same.

Here are some of my other scraps all cut down and ready to use.


I added quite a few left over strips and strings to those boxes as well.


Here are the dies I used.

I even labeled my containers!


And ta daaaaa!!!


I’m not gonna lie, this took a while. I had let this get way out of control. And I have another heaping red bucket of scraps that I still need to do.

But I cannot begin to imagine how long this would have taken without my Accuquilt die cutter and dies. Honestly, I might have thrown all these scraps away rather than facing them! Right now, the regular GO! Cutter is on sale for $199 with free shipping. You can find details on that as well as their other current deals here.

I have more scraps to cut. Have a great day!

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Linking up with The Quilting Room with Mel

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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15 Responses to More Scrap Busting!

  1. Emily says:

    I’m keen on the accuquilt but here in Australia they are almost double the price! I will continue to shop around!! It would be awesome to cut some scraps!!!

  2. Deb says:

    I love scrap photos whether they are overflowing bowls or cut into organized stacks. Some day I’d like to buy a cutter .. when my hands can’t take the cutting out.. right now I enjoy the cutting with a ruler and rotary cutter.

  3. Julierose says:

    Great way to make your scraps instantly usable…i love my Go!Baby and have a big BOXload of scraps to tame this coming weekend…the dies surely save your hands and arms! Good work!!;)))
    Hugs, Julierose

  4. Nice job! Can I send you my baskets full? Wink! I usually get halfway through one basket and then pile the rest in a bag and donate them to my quilt group. You have inspired me to use some!

  5. YAY for scrap control! Since you are in such good shape, how about if you come and work on mine?! 🙂

  6. Therese says:

    Am considering acquiring one of those cutters. My shoulders and wrists are no longer much use. Any suggestions what brand I should get?

  7. Therese says:

    Meant to add…. use my email address

  8. Someday I’d like to own an Accuquilt. I just purchased a new sewing machine, so that someday won’t be soon. I enjoy seeing how you put yours to work! I can’t imagine having an empty scrap bin, but I know we’ll be seeing some fun quilts from you shortly!

  9. Sandi says:

    I love all your little bins full of new shapes. I look forward to what wonderful creations you make. Hugs,

  10. Sandra B says:

    Katy, you had a successful day getting your scraps in order!!!
    Looking forward to seeing these scraps appear in future projects….

  11. lois92346 says:

    It must be so gratifying to look at your finished work. I just love those enameled pans and having the lids is such a plus for you. I can just imagine the wheels spinning in your head right now. haha

  12. maggie says:

    i love this post – I know it took time, but it makes me believe….

  13. You have accomplish much! Your scraps look delicious!

  14. OMG, thank you so much for linking to the sale! I’ve been waiting for a sale to buy it and now I will…YAY!!!!

  15. Patricia says:

    You accomplished so much! Your scraps will soon be tamed even more into a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me!

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