Oh, Scrap!

I have a mess in my sewing room! I’ve been trying to ignore my messy stash, but yesterday I bit the bullet and started working to get a handle on it.

It’s so bad.

I decided to start with my patriotic fabrics. I had one basket full of random bits. I decided to cut as many pieces as I could using thus die.

I ended up with this.

That’s what one thousand 3.5 by 6.5 inch rectangles looks like! That’s enough for at least four Quilts of Valor. That isn’t everything though, I still have this mess to deal with.

I will cut as many 3.5 inch squares as I can from that pile. This is what my basket looks like now.

It was overflowing before. Time to get back to cutting. 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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6 Responses to Oh, Scrap!

  1. Great cutting!
    and really? Could you help me get my stash to your level of messy?? please???

  2. Sandi says:

    Wow!! It looks so neat and tidy after it is cut! Is that your Arizona house or your other house? Hugs,

  3. cindyinschertz says:

    Love your variety. Where do you find all the enamel kitchen ware? Have a safe weekend. Cindy Nelson

    Sent from my iPad


  4. For tasks like this, I can sure see why a die cutter is handy! You’ll have that lovely stash organized in no time!

  5. Marcie Decker says:

    I did the same thing awhile ago, cutting less than FQ pieces into 10″ squares, 5×10 bars, 5″ squares, 2.5″ strips and 2.5″ squares. It is amazing how little waste there was and now I have manageable pieces to irk with.

  6. WOW! Great cutting job.

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