Adapt It to Work for You!
Have you ever wondered how the Queen of scrap quilts, Bonnie K. Hunter, manages to make such beautiful scrappy quilts? Much of the secret has to do with her scrap management system.
Very often she already has pieces in the colors and sizes she needs ready to go before she even begins a quilt. That makes for a quick start and wonderfully scrappy results.
If you have scraps piling up, then take a look at Bonnie’s system. It may work nicely for you, too.
Learn more about Bonnie’s system and how she stores scraps here and here.
One point worth noting is that she cuts scraps into the sizes she most often uses in quilts. You may find that you prefer different sizes and will want to adjust the system accordingly.
Cutting up scraps is an ongoing task. Bonnie suggests the following to make it more manageable:
“If your scraps overwhelm you, try this….set your timer for 15 minutes and just trim for that long! Then reward yourself and go sew something :c) “
It’s also a great idea to cut up and organize the scraps from a just-completed quilt before moving to the next project – or at least get started on them, a little at a time. That way scraps that need attention won’t pile up.
Image Source: The first two images on this page are from Bonnie’s article found here.
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