Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I May Have A Scrap Problem... Reorganizing!

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week around here, and I'm  happy to say my sewing studio is finally starting to shape up!  My long arm machine is back up...

...and hooray, I managed to get my IKEA wire drawers underneath it!  At the other house I had plastic storage tubs full of scraps under the front of the machine, but I really don't think I want to do that here.  And that means it's time for a little reorganization!  

I think I'm going to use the wire drawers to sort and store my scraps by color.  I think the mesh is small enough to hold them, but if not, I'll have to come up with something to line them with.  That will be a project for this weekend, I think!


I've also (finally) started this year's tutorial series - it's called "Charmed, I'm Sure"!  The basic starting unit for each design will be a 5" charm square, which I have plenty of in my stash, since I've been cutting my scraps into that size among others.  And yesterday I managed to carve out some time to do some sewing!

These weren't scrappy charms, but they were a bunch that I have had in my stash for years (we won't say just how many!) and the tail end of some of that black and white print that I love so much.  I'll be sharing a tutorial for this on Sunday!  It's funny, but with all the quilts I've made, I've never done a disappearing four-patch before.  It's a lot of fun!

So what have you been doing with scraps this week?  




  1. Hi Sarah, so happy to see your sewing space coming together! I have a few charm packs collecting dust so I'm anxious to see all your tutorials ;-) Currently I'm using my solid scraps to make a jelly roll race quilt, my first time!

  2. Great news to see the long arm up and ready. Lovely colours in your blocks with the patterned one for a great contrast .

  3. Looking forward to Sunday, as I can't WAIT to discover the secret of your Disappearing Four Patch. It looks like it's going to be SEW cute!!

  4. Must say, it's been fun seeing everything come together for you! Enjoy the process.

  5. I am looking forward to your Charming ideas! I have 3 stacks of 5 inch squares that are each 5 inches tall. so I have 3- 5 inch cubes! LOL Looking for ideas/


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