Scrap Busting

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.

More tumblers.

Two inch squares.

Strips and strings.

Repro bucket.

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!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Scrap Busting

  1. lois92346 says:

    Can’t even imagine cutting all those pieces WITHOUT the Accuquilt die cutter even with the other optional tools such as a ruler and rotary cutter. God bless all the great-grandmas who had to use household shears to do it all.

  2. That’s amazing! You should feel quite successful. I have been considering a scrappy trip quilt with solids…maybe that would be an idea for yours.

  3. You did a good job taming the scraps. I hide the buckets under the table so they don’t bother me constantly 🙂

  4. Patty says:

    Good job on dealing with the scraps. I have bins and bins of scraps! I have an enamel baby bath too! Mine is yellow and my Dad was bathed in it.

  5. sharkiecat says:

    Very inspiring! I was wondering how many layers of fabric you put on your dies. I usually do 6, but with the overlap of the scraps, do you pile less on?

  6. Each time I have to clean scraps, the die cutter comes to mind. Maybe someday! Always fun to see how you organize (I love your containers!).

  7. lromains says:

    Nice work! Enjoy the sewing!

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