One way that I store scraps is by squares. I have a bin for each different size from 2″ – 7″. When one bin gets full, it’s time to do something with them. For me, the easiest and most surest way to completely wipe that bin out is just by making a simple patchwork quilt. It really does get the job done without any stress. Sometimes the easy quilt is exactly what you need. I like to burn a little lavender oil, put on some music, and zone out while chain piecing.
I don’t fret over the size there at, even if they are sized at an even number. Just go with it.
For this quilt, all my squares were 4.5″. I made a 16-patch block that measured finished at 16″. I like working with bigger blocks than smaller ones, so I made the 16″ block and then pieced them together that way instead of sewing a whole bunch of 4.5″ squares.
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