Updates on Sewing Up My Fabric!

Since I originally posted my description of this blog, I have somewhat erred from my intention. I have actually bought much more fabric than I had but ................. in my defense, I got the solids at 50% off and the quilt shop fabric at 75% off, so that doesn't count, right? LOL

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Cleaning out my stash bins.


These bins were full of leftover projects and scraps.  I have been working on sorting the contents for about a month now.  Most evening, I try to get them sorted out while watching tv with my husband.


Out of these three bins, I was able to cut a tall stack of 5" squares, several folded fabrics that were more than a yard each, a stack of 2-1/2" strips, 6 stacks of 2-1/2" squares, a few fat quarters, some small squares for small projects, a stack of 10" squares, some lace, ribbons, and a zipper (I have a place for these so why didn't I just put the in there in the first place?) And in the very front is a miss mash of orphan squares, strip sets and on top is some wedges. I just couldn't cut those up!


I had quite a few strips that were less than 2-1/2" wide and some strings.  I separated solids from prints but that is all the sorting I did at this time.  I do have a place where I keep this type of fabric.


The gallon ziploc baggie on the left has leftover fabrics with fusible on the back and the one on the right has tiny strings.  I also have a place for these.  If I don't get around to using them, I know my granddaughters will enjoy playing with them so there is no loss here.  I also am not appopsed to throwing them away at some point.

I wish I could tell you that is all the bins that I have, but sadly, I have quite a few more!  It is my goal to get them all organized sooner rather than later.

Thanks for stopping by.


Betty C said...

That is a very nice job of sorting.

Pamela Arbour said...

Thank you.

Pamela Arbour said...

Thank you.

Julie said...

Pam, I did a similar sorting today, and wished I was down to scraps in one tub. (I was a bit tickled to hear you had more!) ;-)The point is you did it, and you can tick it off the list. I have no intention to use every bit of my fabric because displaying it is something I get a kick out of too, but making things tidy is high in my list these days. Cheers to you!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Great job sorting those scraps! I have a few tubs that I need to do too.... one day...!! xx

Preeti said...

I am proud of you for addressing the issue of scraps. No judgement at all. I am sure something lovely will come out of it.

June D said...

Great progress on the scraps. For those 5 inch squares you might want to try that bow tie block that I just posted about. It was really fun. For each block need five squares the same size - then fold and sew up two sides and then pin them together and sew the last seam. One place for directions: https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/3d-bow-tie-quilt-block.html Can be scrappy or controlled. : )

Pamela Arbour said...

Thanks for your comment. I did see that and am considering it.