New Motto

My Dear Friend (DF) gave me this awesome AND unbreakable wine glass for Christmas.  As I was sipping a beverage this weekend, thinking of quilting (of course!), I decided this will be my new quilting motto.


How to always be prepared you ask?  Well, Sandy is always prepared!  She has scraps all cut out in different sizes, just waiting to be added to a quilt creation.  Me…not so much!  This is what my scraps looked like…and there was another bag overflowing in the closet!


Even Norma, my Bearded Collie, was saying, “Please do something with these things!”  OK!  I got the message!  I spent at least 4 days cutting all my wayward scraps under 5 inches wide into 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 inch squares.  Scraps under 1 inch wide went into the pile below to be used as stuffing for a dog bed.  Lucky for Norma and Sadie!


Small pieces and parts went into my “starters and enders” bowl.


I found a lot of binding scraps in my scrap pile.  I stuffed organized them in a zipper bag for when I need a scrappy binding.


Scrap management is a good thing.


I am now prepared for any quilt design that pops in my head!

21 thoughts on “New Motto

  1. Tish says:

    Oh, the taming of the scraps, it can be chore that is a bit overwhelming, but it sounds like you tackled that beast like a champ!

  2. My Sewful Retirement says:

    I love the motto — and the glass 🙂 I had many plastic bags of scraps that I donated before our move. I love how you are organizing your scraps I need to do something similar….thanks for sharing your tips!

  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Cindy,
    I had to chuckle reading Sandy’s comment about sending her the scraps! That IS an easy way out . . . but then you miss the fun of remember previous projects when you use up those scraps. I really need to tackle mine. I stuff them in a drawer and it is pretty darn stuffed right now. You have inspired me to tackle it sooner than later. Oh, and Norma is adorable! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. zippyquilts says:

    Starters and Enders bowl is a great idea! I’m always digging in the trash for scraps, but now I’ll have them ready in my own starters and Enders bowl 😀

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