Should I sort scraps by color or size? In Sunday Morning Quilts, the authors suggest sorting scraps by color. The book has a pattern for making scrap bins for each color. Yet, the pattern, Scrapper’s Delight requires you to sort strips by size to make the quilt. I made the scrap bins and Scrapper’s Delight.
After years of throwing medium-to-small print scraps into the color-designated bins, I’m rethinking how I deal with scraps.
You saw me yesterday going through my other piles– some were sorted by size such as long strips of prints. I love solids, but I didn’t have bins for those. They were in one pile underneath my cutting table.
What did I do? I threw all of my scrap piles into one large bag I made. I labeled it, The Parts Department. That is not an original idea. I learned it from my Liberated Quilters group.
I’m going to leave it that way for now. Some day I will decide what to do. I’m working on a quilt for this year’s Central Virginia MQG design challenge, and I’m not using scraps. So, yes, I can Think About It Tomorrow or next year.