In this vein, this Fiber Friday we are going to look at scraps.
I don't know if I could add anything of consequence that is not mentioned in this wonderful website, but I will try.
First, I know the scrappy look is not for everyone. I like it because it is nostalic to me. Looking back at quilting as a way to warm the family, nothing went to waste and scrap quilts were born of that necessity to stay warm. This quilt is courtesy of the article linked above.
Personally, I think most quilters WANT to use their scraps but are somewhat intimidated at the task. If your scrap "bin" is like mine, I understand your plight. Once upon a time, I divided the stash to separate out all the flannel and then to take the remaining cotton & separate by color family. So that was a big pat on the back for me, but it didn't lead to anything except organized boxes.
I really like the idea presented in the article above about trimming your scraps before you bin them. I like the idea, but I don't know if it is practical for me. When I am cutting out a project, I don't really think I will take the extra time to cut the scraps down for a project that may be one day. I need to come to terms with this. Plus there is the issue of the current pile to get trimmed....daunting to say the least!
So, I would love to see your tips and your fave webstites for organization, scrap quilt, scrap buster patterns. For me, when quilt #3 is done, I think I will do one more top before year end from the bins. I am already planning my reward quilt; the one I will do after the first of the year to congratulate myself on a fall of using what I had on hand.