Today I will share with you how Carla stays so organized with her scraps. We both get donations of lots of scraps and mine tend to pile up while she is able to stay on top of hers and get them used up all the time. I asked her to share with me and now I'm going to share with you. Since I am the area coordinator for Binky Patrol, I purchased an Accuquilt Studio fabric cutter and I don't know how either of us could get along without it. It plows through the scraps so quickly and we use it when we have quilt days with the high school kids. We assign each kid to a different die and they each get a basket of scraps and in a few hours those scraps are cut into useable pieces of fabric. But, before the cutting can happen, the sorting must begin.
The first thing to do is gather some laundry baskets. I went to the 99 cent store and got a dozen baskets. I got one for each size die we have, plus three extras, one for bindings, one for the original fabric to be sorted (the scraps) and one for strings-long strips of fabric too good to put in dog beds as stuffing, but too skinny to cut with the die cutter.Here are the many baskets and the bag of fabric that needs sorting.