Better late than never, right? My husband and I were out late last night at a movie screening - one of the perks of his job is that we get to see some movies long before they come out, while they are still in production - fun! But it meant that I was way too tired by the time we got home to write up my blogpost for I May Have A Scrap Problem this week! So instead, I dreamed about it all night... and this is what I came up with...
When is a scrap not a scrap?
We all have them - those scraps that we just can't bear to cut up and put into the general population, for whatever reason. For some, it's Heather Ross or Tula Pink fabric, for others it may be 30's reproduction prints or the like - for me, it's Kate Spain!
Kate's colors always play well between her collections, so I keep all the scraps I have together in one place to use in a future project. In fact, I'm pleased to say that after I took this picture, I was looking for more examples and found another bag of KS scraps, so my stash is looking really good for a KS scrap quilt right now!
I also keep my batik scraps together. I love the way batiks work with each other, but since I don't usually have a lot of batiks in my stash, I collect the little I do have in one place so I can play with them without having to dig them out of bins full of other types of fabrics.
Holiday themed fabrics (other than Christmas) are also stored together, no matter what size the piece is. I also have only a few of these, so having them in a container together makes it very easy to find what I need, rather than trying to search them out among my yardage (it's hard to see that something is holiday when all you can see is 1/4" x 5" of the print!) Pure Christmas fabric and Christmas-themed pre-cuts are grouped together too, but winter-themed fabric is stored with the yardage or cut up into the tubs if scrap-sized.
Do you have a similar philosophy about some types of fabric? Inquiring minds want to know...
On the scrap-busting front, I've traced letters onto some leftover 5" squares for this project...
...and hopefully sometime today I'll get to work on those. But I also want to start working on a scrappy quilt - I feel rather unsettled without a quilt in the works! So I'm going to poke around in the scrap boxes today and see what strikes my fancy. Wish me luck!!!