This is a loooonnnnggggg post! I decided had to do something with my overflowing scrap buckets. I keep buckets for modern and reproduction fabrics. Solids and QOV scraps are also kept separate. This first one is a baby bathtub! Before:
Another bucket before:
These are the Accuquilt dies I used. Honestly, if I didn’t have my die cutter, these would likely have ended up in a bin!
This is how I cut my scraps. I press everything and lay them out on my die and run them through.
There is some waste. But much less than binning everything! I do cut off bits and throw strips into my strings containers.
Two and a half inch squares. Each of these piles are about two inches deep.
Two inch squares.
Strips and strings.
Two and a half inch squares, 2 by 4 rectangles, two inch squares, one and a half inch squares, and squares for on point blocks.
I’m not sure what to do with my solid scraps.
And I have Quilt of Valor Scraps.
I’m not going to lie, this took a couple days. And I have more work to do (leftover binding strips anyone?). But it would have taken a good month without my Accuquilt die cutter. It is seriously one of the best quilting purchases I have ever made.
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Have a great day!