Whew! Thursday again already! That week sure flew by fast.
I swear I worked on my cutting table mess, but it doesn’t really look like it:
Seriously, most of that is stuff I’m working on. In another week, it’ll still be loaded with stuff I’m working on, but it will look entirely different!
I did make note while working on it that I have a lot of little scraps piling up — not just fabric that needs to be put away, but little pieces that need to be dealt with.
Which leads me to this week’s task:
The fabric that I keep in bins is larger pieces. The smaller pieces I sort into various places, according to how I’ll use them. Some of them I cut up into certain sizes, and I have bins for those. That’s what I need to do this week. Sort all the little pieces that are slowly building up in piles everywhere.
How about you?
Do you chuck your little pieces in a pile, then seem to never have time to deal with them?
This is your week, too, then!
It’s time to deal with them. If you cut your scraps into certain sizes, then that’s your task. If you sort them by color, it’s time to get sortin’!
I cut mine into the following shapes and sizes:
1″ squares (for a work in progress)
1 1/2″ squares
1 1/2″ strips
2 1/2″ squares
2 1/2″ strips
3 1/2″ squares
3 1/2″ strips
I also cut 1 1/8″ strips for locker hooking.
All triangular or irregular pieces go into a metal bucket to use for “made fabric” a la Victoria and her 15 Minutes of Play, or for applique.
All my tiniest pieces get sorted by color into baskets to use for applique.
That’s a lot of sorting! But it’s very very handy when I want to work on something scrappy, to have it all at hand and ready to go.
Normally, I don’t devote any time to it, I just make the cuts while I’m already cutting — that way I don’t have to handle it twice. But sometimes, it gets ahead of me, and then it has to be dealt with. That’s the stage I’m at.
I’ll be dealing with my scraps this coming week — will you be joining me?