It feels good to use my scraps. It means I’m not wasting fabric and money. It’s also a weight lifted. Let’s face it, when things are sitting around without a purpose they start eating at us. And scraps eat at me constantly, begging to be used.
The problem is that they can overwhelm us very quickly.
When choosing fabrics for a quilt, I usually try to rummage through my scrap baskets to see if I have anything that will work before moving on to my regular stash. Many times the scraps just won’t work with the size fabric I need, but a lot of times they do, so it’s worth it to look.
Looking is made easier when your scraps are sorted into different sizes and colors.
I have a pinterest board titled ‘Strip Quilts‘. Strips are what I have most of in my scrap baskets, so this is my go-to place for inspiration to use them. Below I’ve pictured several of my favorite one’s that I am putting on my must make list.
Cluck Cluck Sew – I love stack and slash patterns and that one is calling my name. I might even try to emulate the colors as well. I’m sitting on top of a basket full of mint colored strips.
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