Monday, October 18, 2010

Got Scraps?!


Have you seen the great "Sew Scraps Along" posts by Jodi over at Pleasant Home? Jodi has great ideas for organizing, storing, and most importantly using your scraps!  I'm looking forward to all of Jodi's posts because, well, you know, I definitely have scraps!



I have new scraps (can't wait to show you what I made with this new line by Kate)!


I have some very Blissful scraps...



I have jars of scraps...


And I have bags of scraps (if I know I have enough to make a small project, I'll bag them up--this bag should make a nice table runner).


I even have a box of binding scraps!

 
 See all the squares in this bag ("Oak Park" bag--pattern by Stephanie)?


The squares were all scraps...2 1/2" squares that ended up making up one of my very favorite bags!  So...would you like some scraps?!  I'm going to have a giveaway for one small Priority Flat Rate box of my scraps.  And you get to choose betweeen Modern/Bright or Traditional/Earth Tones.  Just leave a comment telling me your favorite way to store/organize your scraps...and which colorway you'd like if you win.  I'll keep the comments open until Thursday and announce a winner on Friday!  And be sure to follow Jodi's blog as she shares her fun ideas for scraps!

Oh, and I'd like to send a little something to Kim from the Great Cover-Up Post for her super cute Fandango ironing board cover up...Kim, could you e-mail me your snail mail address?  Have a great day!

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Stephanie said...

Just stopping by to say I LOVE YOUR BAG!!! :o)

Anita said...

I currently store my scraps in plastic bins with lids, not sure if it my favorite way but it is working for now. I love the modern and bright fabrics! thank you!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Sherri, I'm a plastic shoe-box girl, with strips cut at 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, and 5 inches and each size stored in a different box. I used up a BUNCH of my 2 1/2" strips -- and it was great!! I'm definitely a fall/earth tones gal.
Love the bag and so many of the projects on your blog!
Blessings!
Mary Lou

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

My scraps are in a big red bin that would be used in the summer for ice and drinks. LOL Guess I need to get sewing on them before summer comes around. ;-) Thanks for the fun giveaway! I'd choose Traditional although I love the modern prints too. ;-)

Trisha said...

My scraps are sorted by color and in drawers in my sewing center. I am excited to see what Jodi has in store and hope it will get me to use my scraps. If I win, I would like the modern/bright fabric.

trish said...

Oh my sweet heavens!!! I love your scraps. :o) Especially the Bliss. :o)

Ida13 said...

Traditional/Earth Tones

I separate them by occassions. I mean e.g. Xmas-scraps, Eastern scraps, summer scraps...
Those scraps, which I can use each time I take into a big red plastic bin. That is all.

Terry said...

I actually just cut up most of my scraps into five inch squares for Project Linus quilts. I have the rest in a tub to cut into strips for some string blocks someday. Thanks for the chance to win some of your scraps! I think I'd prefer the earth tones! :0)

Bonniedoo said...

HI Sherri, I store my scraps in a similar way to Mary Lou above...1", 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2" strips and also squares up to charm square size....in plastic shoe boxes too. LOL
I am definitely a traditional soul and I love that bag toooooo!!!!

A Girl said...

Modern/bright fabric.

I love to say I am organized, but I am not. I store stuff everywhere, but Jodi is definitely inspiring me to get organized.

Lisa said...

Scraps are in a big bag right now. Eeek!

alice said...

What a cute bag.
Most of my smaller scraps are in a tub. The bottom of which is divided into color and some into squares. The top is a disaster. I love modern/bright colors!
Thanks for the chance to win.
L,A-

Kathleen said...

Mine are mostly in clear containers, notice I said "mostly". The rest are sort of grouped by project ideas. in piles. on the floor. I'd prefer the traditional although I'd really take either. Thanks!

Lotta said...

Hi,
My scraps are stored in a big brown bag until I cut them up and organize them according to size.
If I win I think I want the bright and modern colors. Or...
Lotta in Sweden

Jen said...

I love scraps! Since I'm still a slow-poke beginner, I don't have huge mountains of scraps. But I do have a drawer where I throw my scraps. Then, when it gets a bit full, I'll cut them down to more manageable sizes and stick them in a bin where I keep all my 2in squares, 3.5 inch squares and 5 inch squares. I keep odd scraps too and will use them for applique or crazy quilt blocks. I'd love to win the modern scraps, thanks for the giveaway!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I don't have a lot of scraps for Jodi's projects, so I'm crossing my fingers and would love your modern/ brights. I love what you do! Thanks so much for your offering. Your "scraps" look beautiful!!!!

Karin said...

right now my favorite way to store scraps is in clear rubbermaid tubs. But after seeing the organizer at Pleasant Home, I want to get one of those units from target with the baskets, LOVE IT!
I love the traditional/earth tone colorways :)

Emily said...

I am a fairly new quilter, so I don't have a lot of scraps yet, but the ones that I do have just get shoved into a plastic bin, with no organization at all. If I won, I'd love the modern/bright scraps!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wednesday I'll start my scrap giveaway via jodi's idea. It should be fun.

R said...

What Gorgeous scraps you have! I have ziplocks with 2" and 4" scraps, sort of by color, and abig ole clear plastic bag with the "none of the above" scraps. My fabric's neat, but my scraps are getting more random. I love the brights/moderns.

Jenni said...

mine are mostly all sorted by size in clear containers. Larger scraps are all jumbled together in a large bin. I constantly use my scraps though, so I don't have a ton to choose from:) I would love the modern bright!

Erica said...

My scraps are in a clear plastic "set of drawers" style organizer. I have different drawers for moderns, 30's, traditional/Civil War, Fig Tree (so many they get their own!) and solids. My dear husband is currently building me some shelves for my sewing room so I might change up my method once that is in place. I'd love to win the modern/bright themed scrap package!

Karen said...

Hi Sherri! I'm a new follower via Jodi over at Pleasant Home. My "fabrics" are neatly folded on racks in hubby's office now, and all the scraps DD and I came across while reorganizing are in those cardboard banker boxes. They will be sorted then by color and put in clear containers.

So much is going on at my house at the moment, I must steal away to the computer to see what everyone else is up to for therapy!

I ♥ Tradition/Earth Tones, but your Oak Park bag is so cute, too. uhmm, I still ♥ Tradition/Earth Tones.

Thanks for the opportunity! ... Karen

ps... and I love that little dish/plate your fabrics are on in your first two pics. I am also a dish-a-holic!

Barbara Ann Beamer Jones said...

I have lots and lots of scraps and I love each and every one of them!! My strips are in plastic drawers, as are the squares - all organized by size. Then I have the leftovers from cutting and piecing that are all oddball sizes - two small totes (crammed full) and one large basket (half-full)that I need to sort, cut into squares or lay aside for the 10" foundation pieced crazy quilt that I work on every now and then!

Did I mention that I LOVE scraps?? I even buy more scraps off Ebay - and I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the traditional scraps! Thanks for sharing!!

babsnwv at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I store my scraps in brown gift bags that hang on nails inside my fabric closet. Each bag has a different colorway and when I want to to something scrappy I just grab a bag! Please enter my in your drawing for modern/brights - I think they make the coolest fun scrappy designs!

Lisa said...

Oh, I love scraps! I use cut and sort scraps by size and keep them in pretty labeled photo boxes.

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I need scraps so badly...really I do. I love your scraps and THAT BAG...I LOVE that bag.

Megs said...

Eeek! I LOVE that sweet bag!

I keep my large-ish scraps in a plastic storage box that I go to when I need a lining for a pouch or want to make a scrappy bee block or some such thing. Other scraps are cut either into strips (for string quilts or strip piecing), 2-1/2" squares or 1-1/2" squares (for patchwork), or teeny tiny but unbearable to part with. All are stored in their own bins with labels so I can grab what I need when I need it.

In the spirit of honesty, though, I have to admit that I also have a LOT of scraps in a basket under my cutting table because I haven't sorted through them to put in their proper place yet.

But even with all of my own scraps I want YOURS too! I'm a modern/bright kinda girl!

CJ said...

My scraps are bundled up in the largest piece that is leftover from the project. Very lame and disorganized and I can't really find what I want that way. Must re-do...someday. I would choose the Modern/Bright pkg. :D

Kate said...

Hi! I've been saving my scraps in shopping bags, not for any other reason than that they were too beautiful to throw out! Now, I'm THRILLED to be able to find a great way to store and use those scraps! I'd be happy to win either set of your scraps, but I guess I'd say traditional/earth tones, for a change of pace! I've loved reading everyone's methods for storing their scraps. It's giving me plenty of food for thought! :-)

Dorothy Thornton said...

I love the bag. I organize my scraps in the 3 set rolling drawer storage. I have them seperated into strips (1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2) and squares (1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2, 3-1/2). Also in plastic boxes or kids shoe boxes i have my bigger scraps of 4-1/2, 5-1/2, 6-1/2" squares.

I am more of the Traditional/Earth type but I would love to have your modern/bright scraps to do something with to step out of the box a bit.

Mariliz's Musings said...

I don't have a lot of scraps ....yet. What I do have are stored in a large wicker basket. I love the bright and colorful.

Melanie said...

Right now, all my scraps are in those plastic shoe containers. I save my binding scraps too! I would love some more! I love bright, modern fabric :)

María Cristina said...

Beautiful bag!
I am a new quilter, I have some leftover fabric that I keep in a plastic organizer separated by color.
I love the traditional gift .....

Dee said...

As soon as I finish a project, I immediately cut all scraps less than a fat quarter up into the following sizes: 1", 1.5" and 2.5" strips, 2" and 5" squares and 2.5" x 4.5" bricks. I pulled out my 5" squares and made some Disappearing 9-Patch quilts for charity. The others are just 'waiting' for the right project. I wouldn't mind adding to them though and like the Modern/Bright ones.

mamabug said...

I cut up any into 5 inch squares and then strip the rest into 2 1/4 inch for scrappy bindings. Would love to make a postage stamp quilt someday, but more likely it will be a child doll quilt :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I store my scraps in a flat box by color (or should I say boxes)!!
Who would not love some of your scraps. I would love the modern bright. Thank you for this chance!

Janet said...

I organize my scraps by colour mainly. First I remove any selvages and put them in my selvage pile. Any really tiny pieces go in my tiny pieces box which I use when making post cards or other small pieces. Anything around a foot square or larger goes into my main stash. Everything else is sorted by colour - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, tan, black and white. I also have categories for florals and multicoloured. I definitely have more blues and greens in my scraps than anything else. I'd like to get more in my "hot" colour piles, yellow, red and orange. I love your bag.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I have a few fabric covered boxes I store my scraps in, usually sorted by colors. I love the Modern/Bright!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Right now I just throw scraps in a bin eventually I'll trim them into small squares or strips. I love all your modern/ bright scraps.

moramargaritaster said...

I love your scrap and your wonderful bag.

PunkiePie said...

I'm loving that scrap Bliss bag! Even though I don't have Bliss scraps, I DO have 8 charm packs. I think I can use one to make that bag. It is gorgeous!

How I handle my scraps? Right now I stuff them where I can. I have no scrap system what-so-ever. and I think I need one!

Ruth said...

I store my scraps in a Build a Bear box that is the bear's house. These work for me! And, they are FREE when you buy a new bear there.
I'd love to win your modern scraps.

Susan said...

I love your scrap ideas. I do have some organization of my scraps and then for the ones I dont know what to do with I just shove into project bags in similar color ways and the ones that havent gotten there are in a basket that is overflowing. Thanks for the giveaway and either colorway would be a treat!

NancyB85374 said...

For now: I store scraps in bags, keeping the leftovers from each project separate. Doesn't seem to work very well. I would love Modern/Bright scraps. Your blog is full of great ideas. thank you

KMSC said...

I store most of my scraps in a box (the kind in which reams of paper are sold). Not great but I know where my scraps are located! Also, I store scraps from UFOs in plastic bags along with the binding I've made.
I'd love to win your traditional/earth tone scraps.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Slowpoke said...

I store my scraps in any container I can find. I have to be ready to move them as they are stored in the guest bed-room.
I love your bag made of the Bliss scraps and I would choose modern and bright scraps please. Thanks for the oppotunity to win some lovely scraps.

Gra said...

I don´t have too many scraps but I keep them in a plastic bin. I love fall/earth colors in case you accept international readers to participate of the giveaways. If not, it is all right too!! Thanks for being so generous. I will go right now to visit Jodi. Thanks!!

Tracey said...

I have some scraps, love your scraps too, will have to see what happens next i think with them, , the bag is just perfect,

I never made a bag yet,

Suzanne said...

I always have a small pile of fabric that needs to be renamed Scraps. I cut it up into the largest squares or widest strips I can, then store it in boxes. When I need a scrappy fix or a charity quilt, I pull out on of the boxes.

Tiffany said...

Modern and bright... love that description and it is totally mys style! I just started quilting this past summer but I have scraps from each project I make bagged up. I end up giving most of my projects away so other than just pictures and scraps I wanted to make a way to remember each project. SO... I decided to make a string quilt with each patch using scraps from a specific project I have made. That way every square will have scraps reminding me of a special project I made for a special person. Uses up my scraps and gives me a great momento in the end :)

Jorie said...

I NEED a better way to store my scraps. Right now my smaller scraps are in baggies, organized by size, and the rest are just in a cabinet sort of lumped together. :/ I need to get them a bit more under control, but when I get my Go! I plan on trimming them all down!

Lynn said...

Oooh modern/bright scraps!! I am getting bad with storing my scraps, I love buying baskets, jars, tins, boxes, cookie jars for them. It's almost as bad as my fabric buying problem. My favorite is an antique candy jar, oh and my monkey cookie jar, and of course my mothers old cookie jar, that one I love.

Little Miss Shabby said...

I love scraps--plus they keep my girlies entertained while I sew! =) Right now I have them in a huge longaberger basket. And I would choose modern/bright scraps if I had a choice. =)

Tracey said...

I forgot to say all my scraps are added to a tray just in a handy place right under my sewing table, and got other trays for medium fabric too,
I so much want to make a bag now with these scraps,

epban said...

My scraps are in color coded drawers of several plastic rolling carts. Would love to win the modern and bright scraps. Thanks for the chance!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

My daughter gave me the neatest storage containers - empty clear plastic snack/treat barrels. They are 9" high and 9" across - fit perfectly on my shelf and being clear, those lovely colors show thru. While I teach her the basics and traditions of quilting, she's teaching me to love working with colors/brights/moderns.

Diane said...

I love your bag! I don't have many scraps...the ones I have are in a basket with a lid...no one knows they are in there, but me! If I win your giveaway...I would like the Modern/Bright!

Mikelle said...

I definitely need a better way to organize scraps...they are all in big plastic bags right now!
I would love the modern/bright scraps!

kell22 @ cox.net

Cathi said...

Yikes. I store my scraps in a large bushel basket, very unorganized. I surely need to get them organized. I would love to have someone elses scraps to brighten my stash up.

jle819 said...

I'm only just starting out with sewing/quilting, and I love it! But I don't have much by way of scraps and stash, so I don't have much to organize just yet. I do have a few of those clear plastic drawers that stack, and they are tucked under the table I do my sewing on. I'm currently making a twin sized quilt for my daughter, it's very bright, so I would love to win some earth tones! But really, I'd loe to win ANYTHING! Thanks so much for the giveaway, I am gonna go cross my fingers! (And toes!) LoL Jody Edwards - jody.edwards@yahoo.com

Aleisha said...

Right now I have bags of scraps that I working on cutting into different size squares. I don't have anything to store them in yet, but I'm working on it.

I just wanted to say that I love that patchwork bag at the end of your post!

Melissa Corry said...

Currently I store my scraps in gallon size bags sorted by color. Then I put all of the bags in a plastic tote. I wish I had better storage but my space is pretty limited so this works for now. We move in a year and I am hoping to upgrade my scrap storage space :)

I would love Bright and Modern! So fun, thanks for giving!

Elin said...

You have a very nice blog, and you are indeed very well organized!

Wendy said...

Mine are all crammed in plastic totes, but I am open to suggestions to a better way. Every time I want one I am tossing it on the floor and hunting through them. Makes for slow progress on a project! I would still love yours though so count me in please!

Bonnie said...

scrap strips flung all over the studio
squares piled high on the cutting table and sewing machine...
half square triangles hanging off the lights.... no honestly not the above...
strips in drawers by size. triangles in a bag that is about to over flow and in a tin and in a plastic box. Squares in several boxes. Hum, not very organized I guess! But they do get looked at when I need fabs.

So, I would love to add the moderns to my old, out of date scraps. And, could you come over and organize me better too?
Thanks for the give away....

Cheri said...

It seems like I have scraps all over! I try to store them according to color in plasic drawers. Would sure like to use them all up. I love the bright modern colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lexilooo said...

I keep all of my scraps in a big basket, but they are far from organized! Someday, when I have more space :)

Petit Design Co. said...

i found $2 canvas bins at walmart on clearance. I bought 8 just for my fabric scraps!

I'd love the bright scraps if I am chosen

Gari said...

My scraps initially go into a wicker basket. When the basket is full I sort, and cut, into strips a la Bonnie Hunter. I also have a drawer of left over binding that eventually go onto a comfort quilt. I also have applique scraps that already have fusible on it and that is kept in a plastic zip bag. I love modern/bright.bitio

Béa said...

I have a basket for all sizes strips and sort my scraps by colours and precut shapes in boxes.
Thanks for the chance to win !

mouse said...

Sadly, I have no good organization scheme for my scraps--although I definitely need one! I'd love some modern/bright scraps to brighten up my collection :)

free indeed said...

I'm working away on my scraps. I joined a block lotto where we can make up to 9 blocks a month following the guidelines for that month...I get to use up scraps and sometimes win finished blocks tomake a quilt. I have my strings in a seperate container, and I have yet to get my crumbs into a container of their own. Same with triangles. Then the larger pieces will go into an apple core or triple irish chain quilt...that's the plan for the scraps anyway.
I'll ask for brights modern since that isn't my style and I can round up some interest in these scrap quilts with bursts of color.

Mary said...

Um, I keep my scraps in a small plastic grocery bag. I'm new to this hobby. My craft is currently chaos at the side of my bed. I love Bright and Modern. Thanks for giving!

Kasey said...

I store my scraps in designated plastic shoe boxes, from 1.5" to 3.5" strips, and one for "shapes" which is basically a catch-all for all leftover squares and triangles. But the crumbs all go in a purple fabric bag... makes it more fun to dig through since it's always a surprise what's at the bottom.
And I (almost) always choose BRIGHT over earth tones... :)

Marci said...

Wow! Just found this site & already I'm lovin' it! I'm new to quilting so my scraps are in a giant ziploc bag. I would love either collection. Thanks so much for your generous give away!
marci at grandmassewing dot com

Charity said...

As of right now I keep my scraps in a tote. I would love to reorganize them in to a better mess, ha,ha! But I just keep starting on new projects. While I am working on a specific project I keep everthing in a small handled basket.
If I was lucky enough to win your scraps. I would have to go with reds/pinks. My absolute favorite.
I have to say that I love your bag. Is this your own pattern and design? I am currently going to college as one of my many adventures. I wish that I could find a bigger version of your bag for my books. Something that says me, and not the run of the mill, young kid bag. Thanks for sharing your adventures and your scraps.

Kathleen Grace said...

My current way of storing scraps is in clear plastic shoe boxes by color. I'm hoping that Jodi's ideas for scrap projects will empty those boxes out and I will get something beautiful to take their place:>) I would love the bright/modern scraps!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I'm all about the brights :)

Your bag is gorgeous! I love the glass with the scraps. Quilters seem to enjoy decorating with scraps.

Are we supposed to be organized with our scraps? I've been working on organizing the sewing room lately. I have my strings in a container. My small (less than 3X3) pieces in another shoe box style container. The rest....everywhere lol.

Annette said...

I keep my scraps in stacking bins by color. And the ones too tiny to use but too pretty to toss goes in a huge glass jar so I can still enjoy them. And I do. I am fall person but I love all scraps.

Miss White Wall said...

Oh I love your scraps, they are so pretty. I can't believe all of the binding scraps you have, I can only imagine all of the quilts those scraps came from! So very pretty.

Needled Mom said...

I organize my scraps by color first (in plastic bins). I am never really happy because I think they should be sub organized into lines, etc., but haven't figured out a way to do that yet.

I love the Kate scraps. Very pretty.

Becky said...

I'd love to say I have a great system but really I have a mess. I have a plastic bin sorted by color, then pile of coordinated fabric lines that are scraps. Somehow I can't bare to break them up!
If I won, I'd love the modern/bright scraps.
That's a fantastic bag!!!

Cindy said...

I wish I had a good way to organize my scraps! They're really just tucked in with folded fabric by color.

Kelly O. said...

as far as scraps go, I have next to nothing. so far I don't even have a diaper box full, but regardless, they are not well organized.
I need to work on it but my scraps are small in size. so it's not like I can even fold them to keep them in order.
I think I should start by colour coding but have trouble as really, what colour is the dominant colour? sometimes it's tough to say....

Mary said...

My scraps are sorted by color in plastic lidded containers as well as some specialty containers which have things like kids' novelty, Christams, homespuns, etc.
What a lovely giveaway! I would be tickled pink to win either colorway as I love to sew with both.
Love the bag!

carolinehemsley said...

Hi. I'm afraid I am currently re organising my scraps. I have a bag which I throw them all in while I am working on a project. Then periodically I go through the bag and sort them into 2" squares, 1and 1/2" strips and 2" strips. Anything bigger than that goes back in my top fabric draw to be used for applique. This works for me as I haven't got a great deal of scraps - yet!!! Thanks for the giveaway I would love the bright and modern if I'm lucky enough to win. c
carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

Army Wife Quilter said...

i love to use my scraps. I have them in a big plastic drawer. I like the bright/modern
sclinequ@earthlink.net

Michelle said...

I love all the pics, but that bag is gorgeous! I organise my scraps into colours they are just in a box together though. I had a clean out and a friend took them for her young niece who lives with her, to make and create with! I would sew love to win!

amber said...

It's horrible, but I just toss all my scraps in a bag. Then when I need something I rummage around and iron whatever wrinkled scrap I chose.
I'd choose the bright and modern scraps. Thanks for the chance to win! ambernoel226 at gmail dot com

Lori said...

I have a wonderful old german sewing basket that my quilting friends gave me. It is perfect for holding scraps that are not designated for any special quilt. I would love to add some of those fabrics to some of your modern/bright fabrics to start a scrap quilt from one of Jodi's patterns.

Stray Stitches said...

My scraps tend to roam the house at their leisure. Once they are all collected, they reside in ziploc bags according to color. I would love the traditional/earthtones as I'm finally starting to use some 4" scraps in those tones to make a scrappy quilt.

Carol in E TN said...

I have a pink bucket from Hobby Lobby that I throw my scraps in. I keep it close to the cutting table and it is always accessible.
Should I win the scraps I would choose the modern and bright.

Linda (Sewfordough) said...

My small scraps are in a small box and my big scraps are in piles in my cupboards!

If I win, I'd love the modern/bright colorway. Thank you so much!

Rosie said...

I haven't nearly as much in scraps as I have in fat quarters, being a fairly new quilter; however, I have a good system for particular leftovers. I scrub out and use the large 48 ounce red plastic Folgers coffee containers (the ones that make 380 cups) and in each I store binding scraps, jellyroll scraps, and charms. I am partial to Modern/Bright fabric.

Kathy H said...

I keep my scraps in plastic drawer sets, i have them labeled by color and also by season. I would love to use the traditional colors. Just visited a cousin and her house is all traditonal colors. I love the bag you made.

Martha said...

I store my scraps in ziplock plastic bags. I don't have time to cut scraps up until I use them in a project. I love both modern and traditional so I will gladly take whatever you have left over.

mdehoop@hotmail.com

spencers said...

I store my scraps in recycled salad bins with lids (the plastic bins you can buy various lettuce and greens in). Sort by color and the bins stack neatly - plus, I usually always have a new empty bin each week (OK that may not be a good thing). Love modern and bright!

Karen said...

That's a beautiful bag! My cheap fabric scraps are kept in 3-drawer plastic units that roll under my cutting table. Since I'm just starting to buy quilter's cottons, I keep those scraps all together in ziploc bags with the project. I try to use up every last bit of those and not waste anything. I'm just starting a traditional quilt in earthtones, so I'd love to have any of those scraps. Thanks for the chance to win!

SG said...

I don't have many scraps and the ones I have are stored in a little box! I love bright colors! thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

I have separate plastic containers for strip pieces and one for more square/rectangle pieces. Works for me.
I would LOVE to win the Modern/Bright group...thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I love both kinds of fabrics, but now that it's finally Fall, I would have to "fall for" some earth-tones!

Jenny said...

bright modern would be my pick, but i need to read thru your comments on storing scraps because my sister is the pits! i have a few shoe boxes, a few baskets and misc. piles all around of scraps. NOT ideal!! thanks for a chance! i have some ideas brewing for using up lots of 2.5 in squares!!

Caro said...

Bright, modern is my favorite. I organize my scraps by size and color. That's what works best for me.

Kay said...

I store my scraps in gallon size zip lock bags, but I like the plastic container that Jodi was showing. I like the modern bright scraps,

Mama Pea said...

Those are some great scraps! Love the bag. I keep my binding scraps on old antique spools. Sort of fun. Thanks for the link. I'll have to hop on over there and check it out!

Laurie said...

My scraps are in a large plastic tote in the front of my storage unit. We are living in a very small house for about a year, so I don't have room here in the house. The storage unit is just 1/4 mile away and I visit it weekly! Someday, I will organize it (when I get a real house!!) Thanks for the chance to win - I would love your bright and modern scraps (make that LOVE!!)

Di~ said...

Mine are in drawers, but that is boring and not functional. I like your big glass jar idea, and I have a couple of jars I could use! I'd choose Modern Bright. Thank You for the chance to win some...

BeachQuilter said...

I'd love to get Traditional/Earth tone scraps! I currently have plastic bins for storage but they just aren't big enough!

Cynthia said...

I love scraps. Scraps in the morning, scraps in the evening, scraps all the time. I currently store them in open bins that runnth over. I have to find a better way for storage, but one that works even when you are working on many projects at one time. I also store them in plastic storage cabinets, but the size is just not right and I feel it is wasted space. Tradional Earth Tones sounds like ohhh ahhh, I can make a quilt for men rather than women and kids.

Jantine said...

I store my scraps in plastic boxes marked with the size in it. It works great for all those little projects you want to do quick... I came form the warm colors and am going toward the brighter ones, but not very many scraps yet... So I could use some for some very fun scrap quilt in brights!

Patty said...

your bag is darling, I would like the modern/bright scraps.....my scraps are pretty much not organized yet... i need to find a way that will work for me

Lizzie said...

Hi Sherri, I have plastic labeled boxes for larger scraps but I like to keep smaller and newer scraps in big glass cookie jars, I just love the look of them in my sewing room. I'm really getting into modern, bright and breezy this year. Thanks for the chance to win...
Lizzie
xxx

Crafty Mama said...

Oooh, love those central park & bliss scraps! I just finished a quilt for my daughter out of bliss. L♥ve. ☺
I'm definitely a brights girl ☺

I'm afraid I'm not very organized with my scraps. I'd like to be, but it's such a daunting task, I have so many. I do try to keep 2 1/2 & 1/1/2 strips seperate since I am collecting those, but the rest tend to just fall into one of my big plastic bins that I get from Target.

Tammy Jones said...

I have a big, giant basket that stores most of my cutting scraps (strips, bits, and snipped-off triangle leftovers) which I use a LOT when I'm paper piecing scrappy things, and when I need just a little of this or that and don't need to cut up yardage. I have stacks of color-coded fat quarters and 'foldable' scraps in my closet, and I keep sorted-by-project-to-do scraps in ziplock bags. Hmm... I really need to make something with those blue and yellows I've been collecting. ;)

Dawn said...

Scraps from your collection... oh so yummy... would love a chance to win some...Love that Bag!
Hugs Dawn x x

Liberty said...

My scraps are a big mess...it's on my project list...to clean them up. Right now they are in a big bin, in no order! I would love to win and I want the modern/brights too!

Trudi said...

Mine are stored by size in boxes and anything too small goes in a bag. Selvedges in a separate bag. When my bag of small bits is full I give them to a freind. The rest gets used! Would love some bright modern scraps, they'd compliment my own eclectic collection I'm sure! Fab Blissful bag!

Malmbergs said...

Most of my scraps are in bags in my sewing closet - sorted by color.
Would love your bright scraps.

barberg@sbcglobal.net

Leah said...

I don't have a lot of scraps since I'm a new sewer... they're all in one bin. I would LOVE to win some of your gorgeous scraps! The red ones would be great for a red quilt I'm hoping to make someday.. or yellow/orange scraps would be awesome too! :)

Paula said...

I am a new sewer too so I don't have many scraps yet. I'm storing them in a plastic box grouped by color but I'm looking for a better solution. I love that bag, it's beautiful!
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Lynda said...

I store my scraps in plastic shoe boxes also. I'm excited to see what Jodi has for us to do with them. I love your bag and the bliss fabrics. I think I'd go for the modern/brights.

Mira said...

I love to sort my fabric scraps by size in small containers/jars, but sometimes I have an idea for my scraps and put them in a different bit with a sketch on it. Would love the modern/bright scraps it's eye candy to me :)

Sinta Renee said...

Yummy post Sherri! I had a mass decluttering expedition this past Spring but I still keep some of my lovely scraps to repurpose in a large willow basket.

Always Sewing said...

Oh my! Mine are mostly in a large clear bin. But then I have special groups in zip lock bags. I would love the modern/bright scraps

Cathy said...

Great scraps! I have my scraps in a plastic bag right now. I love the earth tones.

polly said...

I store mine in plastic shoe boxes. I don't care what color. I am sure that I could make something out of any of them.
Thanks for the chance!

The Pink Fawn said...

Your bliss bag is adorable! I keep my scraps sorted by size in zip lock bags & then placed into fabric bins on my shelves.

Dana said...

I love that bag! Right now I don't have a favorite way to store my scraps because they are in a big plastic bin.. all together and scrambled. :( I have enjoyed these "scrappy" posts because I've seen some great ideas. I am leaning toward sorting by color or theme, but I've yet to decide what to put them in. Thanks for a chance to win! I would love the modern/bright.

Karen said...

I love the bag too.....seems like everyone does!

I have tons of storage .....a tub for the really scrappy scraps...strips, bits & pieces. Fat Quarters and portions thereof in baskets on a shelf, an over-the door "shoe storage pocket thing" which has even more FQs and shoe box sized plastic boxes, among others.

But, my sewing room is a mess as I've been pawing through the scraps and other pieces...trying to finish blocks for a string quilt before getting right down to the reorganization.

If I were to win scraps from you, I wouldn't be picky! Either would be fine. Whatever....they'd be sure to spruce up my leftovers.

Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Karen

Joanne said...

I found the Sew Scrap Along and signed up. Thanks for sharing.

two hippos said...

I'm not sure if my previous comment posted; if so, please ignore the double post.

I love scraps and thanks for this giveaway. I store mine in ziplocks that are then stored in a plastic storage container. I'm usually a modern/bright kind of fabric gal, but I'd love whatever those Kate Spain scraps fall into (and do I spy some Verna as well?). Thanks for the chance to win!

**Erin** said...

I store my scraps in a plastic drawer thing...definitely not working for me but I haven't found something that has yet.

I would love the traditional/earth tone colorway! That is what my whole downstairs is done in :)

Thank you!

Fiesta said...

thanks for the chance to win. I have my scraps in a wicker basket and I mainly use them for applique and my hexie charm quil. I like your bag.

Teala said...

I don't have many scraps yet, but what i have are stored in a brown bag. Boring! I really enjoy your blog and would love the modern/bright scraps. You always pick my favorite new fabric lines for your new projects.

Patty said...

Some time I bag my scraps, I keep my left over binding in a bag, but mostly i try to keep them folded and on a small book case color coded.

Ruth B said...

Hmmm....modern/bright would probably include bliss? Hope so! I love bliss! My organizational system for scraps is simple. I cram them into a dresser drawer. I think I need to come up with a better system.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My scraps are in a plastic bin - some cut into 2 1/2 squares - not a very effective method.
I would love the modern/bright (City Park) kind of scraps if I would be so lucky!

gammiesquiltes said...

I am so ashamed! My scraps go in a large bucket, just as they fell on the sewing room floor! Guess that's explains the digging, and inability to find something I just know I remember a piece of !!!! I need help!

Colleen said...

Sadly I just put my scraps in a plastic bin... I don't have so many that I need to sort them yet. Trying to modify that by FINISHING some things so I can throw scraps into the bin! Would love a chance for earth-tone style :o)

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Pat said...

I save my scraps in boxes and bins. I try to save them in squares, mostly 2 1/2". I would love to win the traditional/ earth tones scraps.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Leftovers get stored in a plastic bin but I really don't have many. Your bag is really beautiful! I can understand why it is your favorite.

Jenny said...

Holy Scrap- you have a lot of scraps! I keep mine in grocery sacks, shoved in a tub or under a table. Unsorted. yours are so pretty!

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Netta said...

I make little crib quilts and keep the scraps in little bags unsorted. Unfortunately, looks a lot like my sewing space. I like the modern/brights. Thanks for the giveaway. nanasew at gmail dot com

Tracey said...

My scrap collection fits in one plastic (bad, I know) shoe box. I've really just started quilting so I don't have many. I dream of the day I have enough scraps to sort them by color! If I were lucky enough to win I'd love the Modern/Bright scraps.

Ursula said...

I don't have too many scraps. My granddaughter takes them to her school. I have hidden some from her so I can play with them too. I keep them in an small clear plastic container. I like modern/bright fabrics.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Looks like you have the organization part down. They're so pretty! And I'm anxious to see what you made with the new Kate fabric.

Kristy said...

I store my scraps folded up by color in a pie safe...and to honest some have overflowed into a dresser in yet another room. I love all fabric.....however your modern scraps will make me come out of my comfort zone. I think I need that right now. I so very much enjoy your blog.

Jackie said...

I'd love a chance to win the modern scraps. I'd like to get more into modern quilting.

I store my scraps by size only. I guess I should get in there and sort by color too. It makes sense to do it that way...

Becky said...

I love scraps especially other people's scraps. I keep my scraps in a large plastic container. Occasionally, I cut them into strips by width and put them into containers by their width. Take care!

meri_drake said...

Your scraps + my scraps = heaven!!

I organize my small scraps by color family in drawers from an old DMC floss cabinet. Larger ones aren't sorted too well right now!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

TracyJ said...

Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful scraps...I think I would pick the traditional. I used to toss all my scraps in a big plastic bucket (used to hold my kids toys). I just recently spent a bunch of time cutting everything into 10", 5", and 2 1/2" strips. My cupboard looks so nice, now, and I'm ready for Jodi's scrap event!

Madame Samm said...

Hello Sherri..I will control the drooling of course as not to mess that box of binding...lol..Good Grief miss Molly, you save all of this.....
I am sew afraid of all of you...
no really please don't inspire me sew much that I will have to find places for scraps..? Maybe we can giveaways every month just to get rid of them...Can we talk the binding...ok. those excite me..lol blessings msamm

Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops said...

Love your scrap bag! I don't have a scrap organization system to share because I don't have enough to store yet, just one small shoebox is about all. So, I would love some scraps. I like bright and cheerful like Bliss or Verna or Fandango or warm earthy/traditional colors. I'm not particular : )

Sarah Craig said...

Hi, Sherri! Ideally, any fabric I have less than a yard of is cut into half yards, fat quarters, 5" strips, 2 1/2", 2", or 1 1/2" strips, then anything that can't be cut into strips is cut into 2 1/2", 4 1/2" or 5" blocks. Unfortunately, too much fabric passes through my hands because of the quilt ministry to deal with it all as it comes, so I have four large color coded plastic bins and the scraps are sorted into them by color; I then cut them down as I have time! But at least I can find a piece if I need it!

And I love the bright/modern scraps - I've got lots of earth tomes right now.....

JoAnn said...

Hi there - if I don't stop finding such great "quilting" websites I'll never get started on my own quilt! I would love a chance to win your scraps - especially the bright ones!
thanks - JoAnn
info7miner@gmail.com

MandMStudio said...

I keep my scraps in vases so I can always see what I got on hand. I would love any of your scraps they are all so awesome

VickiT said...

Oh you have beautiful scraps and fabric. I adore the purse you made. Just too cute. Great job.

Tiffany said...

All my scraps are in bags at the bottom of my linen closet. They are mostly organized into solids, prints, and flannels.
I am a modern/bright kind of girl!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm in the mood for brights! I bought clear shoeboxs to sort by color, but that's not big enough. I also have them in baskets all over my floor....its a mess.

Billie

Quilting Krazy said...

I'm still strugling with trying to find how to store my scraps! I guess my one favorite and easy way it to put scraps from each project in a ziplock bag. Keeps matching pieces together and easy to grab when you need to. I have plastic shoe box drawers in a book cabinet and then stuff stuffed anywhere I can! BUT... I can always use more earth tone stuff! Thanks
Lisa B aka quiltingkrazy

rebecca said...

Organizing scraps by type works for me. Brights, reproduction, 30's etc... I'm not fussy on the scraps of yours. Either would be fine!!

Deborah said...

I store my scraps in clear plastic containers. I'm trying to sort them by color, but sometimes that doesn't always work out. I have a basket that I keep my FQs in - just to have something "pretty" sitting around. I like the Tradition/Earth Tones, but would be happy with any colors.

Shiree said...

what a scraptacular cute bag, it is gorgeous! Marvellous to be made from scraps, well done you!!

Cheryl said...

My scraps were sorted by color and kept in 2 drawers. They were always getting mixed up, so I bought 6 plastic containers with lids. Now each color has its own bin and will be easier to find. (A couple of the bins have more than 1 color in it.) I would love to win the traditional/earth tone scraps. Thanks for a great give-away.

di said...

Oh I love your scraps! I have my in plastic tubs right now....and, I was thrilled to see that you save all of the extra pieces of binding! I do that too because I just can't bear to throw them away. ;-) Having a blast with "Sew Scraps Along"!

Dayle said...

You’re invited to a link-up event at my place on November 5th and 6th called, The Airing of the Quilts. I hope you’ll join me. I’d be pleased if you hopped over to my blog for the event button, so you can share this opportunity with your blog followers.

Donna said...

Sherri:

I'm a lucky girl - my husband made me built in cabinets to store all my fabric in my sewing room. My scraps all go in clear Rubbermaid containers. I keep my current projects in pretty Liberty boxes that I bought from Target. I would love to win the bright/modern scraps.

Marcia said...

Think that if I win, will go with traditional/earth tones as feel rather fallish. As a newbie quilter, do not have many of my own scraps. So, let me tell you how I organized my mother's scraps. This began about 5 years ago and the method has withstood the test of time. I sorted out all of her scraps and some yardage. Some scraps stored are not suitable for typical quilting. (Uncut special yardage and FQs she squirrels away in secret places.) I pressed and folded whatever fabric needed it, and sorted by colors. We stored the larger groups (blues, greens, reds, white/biege, aqua/turq, yellow/purple) in very large shallow clear plastic storage boxes with locking lids. I put a large piece of cardstock around all 4 edges inside each storage box with the color(s). With shallow boxes we can more easily see what is inside and keep things neat. Smaller scrap collections are kept in small clear sweater boxes with locking tops (orange, pinks, browns). Spare cut pieces are in clear plastic shoe boxes in small baggies(triangles in one box, squares another, and misc). One day my mother wants to make a denim quilt and a crazy quilt. These scraps are in paper boxes labeled as such - way on the top shelf with the polyester knits. Originally my mother had a customized large "sewing closet" with her machine, tools, notions, fabric, etc. We moved and now use the hall linen closet that has a closet maid system to accomodate her scraps. If she got rid of everything but 100% cotton quilting fabric, her scraps would be half the size. Believe me, after decades of quilting, she knows what she has in those boxes!

Kim G said...

I love your Oak Park bag with Bliss! I have made a couple of those bags and love them. I would choose the modern/bright selection of scraps, but I would be happy with either. I don't have many scraps yet, cause I seem afraid to cut into the fat quarters, or layer cakes, thinking I will want to use them for another pattern!! Better get to cutting so I can have scraps!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Already playing along with Jodi so I probably don't NEED more scraps but I would love the modern/brights colorway! I use plastic tubes for scraps and shoe boxes for on-going projects! Oh I love your blog and have been a follower for ages1

Kim said...

Organize scraps? You're really suppose to do that! Well when I do I put them in ziploc bags according to color. If I win I love the traditional/earthtones. Thanks for such a wonderful blog!

Rachel said...

My scraps aren't nearly as organized as yours. Your scraps are so pretty! I keep all of mine in a big Rubbermaid container. I should at least colour-code them...

Love the bag!

Renea said...

Oh, how I would love to receive a box of scraps in my mailbox. I am known as the scrap queen in my small quilting group so this giveaway is perfect for me. I would love the brights but yet the traditional would fit in with my scraps. I guess I would like to be surprised. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Sharla said...

Love your bag! I would love to win the bright scraps! I don't have a great system for storing scraps - right now I keep them in a bag and use them to sew onto notecards to make fun patterns, but I'm inspired by you!

Merritt said...

Scrappy quilts/projects are so much fun. If you're like me, it's fun to remember the project you first made with all those fabrics that are now scraps. What great inspiration your scrap ideas are!! If I were to be the blessed one to receive your scraps, I like the modern/brights. Hope you'll visit me sometime at Just Beecuzz Quilting Buzz sometime. Merritt

quiltmom said...

I have my scraps in boxes of but they are in serious need of organization- Though I do have trays with 1 1/2 inch fabrics and another with 2 inch strips - Some day I am going to have them more organized- I do have fat quarters in fat quarter boxes and colors sorted together as well as some theme boxes. Ah the joys of making sorting rules for fabric..
I think I would like the Earth tones if I am the lucky winner.
Warmest regards,
Anna

beth said...

I would love your bright scraps. Currently I house all of my scraps in clear bins that fit under the bed and sort them by color.

Christine M said...

I just keep all my scraps in their colours in plastic boxes that fit under our bed.

Dana said...

I am actually trying to win these for a friend of mine who loves to sew. I am not sure how she stores her scraps now...but I do know she would love the Modern/Bright.

zippieee@msn.com

Shannon said...

I would love a chance to win some of your scraps. I would love the bright color way. I spent about a week going through all my fabric sorting and cutting. I have my scraps in plastic drawers. I organize them by color. I love being to able to go to "blue" and having all the blues in one place.

kristinorth said...

What a cute bag! I'm a pretty new sewer, so I don't have a ton of scraps, and they are pretty unorganized!! I love the idea of sorting by color and should do that! If I win, I would love the bright/modern colors, thank you!!!

Kristen said...

Oh Scrappalicious! Ok that isn't a word, but bright and modern is my love! Love the Blissful bag!

Christine said...

I love scraps... just keep my scraps in a box until inspiration hits...bright and modern would be inspirational!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Definately brights (although I love all scraps and do not discriminate LOL)! I keep scraps in a 5 drawer plastic container that is on wheels. And scraps that are pieced, like HST's get their own baggie until I find a project to use them in.

Debra said...

I love bright modern scraps. When I finally get a go cutter I can size then up and store properly, for now they are everywhere. Thanks for the great blog!

Penny said...

I have heaps of scraps in drawers all over the house! I love modern bright colours. Thanks for the giveaway.

natalie christensen said...

You have some great scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!

Weatherbee ;) said...

How wonderful! I would love to take home some of your Modern/Bright scraps. Right now I keep all of my scraps in an easy to reach basket on a shelf...and whenever I'm at my sewing machine my daughter asks to pull it out, and she sits on the floor and plays with all of my buttons, thimbles and other fun fabric 'stuff'. :)

She's only 3 1/2 and she wants a little pink sewing machine for Christmas so she can sew fabric like mom.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
~Teresa

Rosina said...

Hello :) I'm popping over from Jodi's blog and I just have to say that I LOVE your bag :) Hmm, I try to keep all of my different colors sorted in fabric buckets that I make but quite often I find them all jumbled into a heap on my cutting room floor where I sort of sift through them like a crazy woman! LOL. Definitely not the most organized person as you can see *grin*. Thanks for the chance to win some of your scraps and I would love the modern/bright colors if I'm the lucky one :)

The One and Only said...

I was so drooling over your scraps!! I actually use a couple of 12x12 scrapbook storage cases...I don't have very many scraps though :-( so your addition would be greatly welcomed!! :-)
I would love to win the Modern/Bright scraps, if I would be ever so lucky!!

Mary Jo said...

Unfortunately, I don't have many scraps----I haven't done much quilting yet! But I love scraps, and my love is miniature quilts. I'm a traditional/earthy girl, so that's what I'd choose. Thanks for such a clever and an unusual giveaway!

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Jo Anna said...

Hi Sherri,

I would definitely love the traditional/earth tone scraps. I have a clear bin system for some of my scraps, and large trash bags for some of them. Jo Anna

Prissy said...

I'm storing all my scraps in a giant gift bag that I bought in some mall or another because I thought it was so pretty. I kind of color code my scraps into piles and have them organized inside the bag (did I say it was really large?) so when I need scraps of a particular colorway, I don't have to empty the entire bag.

Penny said...

I have a hundred fifty ways to store my scraps. Just when I think I've come upon the perfect solution, I get another grand idea or run out of room in the clever storage space I'm using. So I invent another way. Truthfully, most of my scraps are in piles: cut small, cut large and uncut small and large.

I really like the bright colors as opposed to the earth tones. Take care.

Miranda said...

Gorgeous bag! I will most definitely have to get that pattern. I don't actually have a lot of scraps as I am still quite new to the quilting world but I like to store them in the pretty glass jars with the glass lids. I love modern and bright colours too. Thanks for the chance, crossing my fingers!

julia said...

Hi Sherri!
I LOVE your Oak Park bag, it's divine! Even better because you used up some of oyur Bliss scraps! And *squeal*: you're one of Kate Spain's chosen stunt sewers??? How cool is that?
Love your binding box...! I've always re-pressed the strips open and sorted them into my scrap boxes...but I think it's so handy to have ready made scrappy bindings for a scrappy quilt...
Until now I've collected the left over Charm Squares (from the Schnibbles projects) in a bag to make Tuffets when I need some quick gifts ;).
How I organize my scraps:
- big pieces are put away into my stash (yes, a piece about the size of a Layer Cake is still big enough)...mostly sorted by collection if I have many pieces left, if not, then by style & color
- smaller pieces are cut up to squares (in 1/2" increments down to 1 1/2" squares) and stored in zip lock bags in a bigger container
- even smaller strips (1" and 3/4") are sorted by value (?; I mean light/med/dark) for log cabin blocks...(those IKEA tea bag containers are perfect for these!).

Lilly said...

I store my scraps in box and separate them by color.
Thanks for the chance. And I choose Modern/Bright colors.

Carol said...

Sherri...you have the BEST scraps! love them in the jars.

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