I've been quilting for a long time and don't tend to throw any scraps out that might be usable.
Now that I'm doing applique, I find I can use more than before.
Prairie Moon showed us how she organizes her scraps and asked how we organized ours.
I've shown mine before and got some fairly nasty comments.
Please, if you are going to be nasty, don't post.
I know I have a scrap problem and I use them, so I feel good about having them organized by color and sizes
This shows the majority of the bins with anything that is less than a FQ in them.
They are organized by color.
You can see that I use lots of blues.
I do wish I had the same bins to make the stacking a bit easier, but they work.
This is the rest of the colors and then the novelty prints, Christmas prints, non-quilting fabrics, florals.
Above them are the pre-cut sizes.
I have found that I really do not use the cut ones as much as I thought I would.
If I have a quilt that requires many colors of the same sized squares, then I go to them.
If it is for a specific color, I tend to cut them instead of looking in the drawers.
I'm trying to be better at checking these, but I don't find it that useful for me.
This is the string bins.
Yes, I have two.
I used to make heartstrings, but somehow stopped that.
I use them when I need to have strings, and i use them when I need a certain color in strips.
I really would like to make up more of the string blocks, but I have so many other things I'm working on that it is on the back burner.
For now, I am collecting them to use in MANY MANY quilts.