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.

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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!

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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!

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

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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.

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Scrap management is a good thing.

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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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