Monday, January 27, 2014

Stash Breakthrough and other news

I've mentioned before that I have a great love of my scraps -- well today I made a big change in what I am holding onto and took the plunge and purged my crumbs. 
I haven't worked on the blocks in over 6 months and got to thinking about all the time and other projects that would always come before working on them again. Now my crumb pieces were all less that 2 inch squares but they were overfilling a 12.7 quart bin in and gallon bag in my room, I also started processing my large scrap pieces and purged out some of this fabric as well -- easily 10+ yards purged.
I'm not going to lie -- I did get a little shaky (and even thought I may cry at one point) during the making and going through with the choice but overall I feel good about this.

I made a new UFO top this weekend from the library project and worked on making / getting backings and binding fabrics for other projects that are waiting to be basted. I have a total of 5 in this group and can't wait to be able to pull out the batting again and start putting those sandwiches together.
I'm linking up with Sew Lux as well and have decided to make another Lazy Sunday quilt -- this time I'm going to use fabrics pulled from the stash rather than a layer cake, I'm pretty excited about it.
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and time to sew like I did. 

11 comments:

  1. Another thing you can do with your crumbs - get a used, cheap, or worn out pillowcase and line a waste basket with it - put your crumbs you create into the pillowcase and when filled ( loosly filled) use several stitch lines/seams to close up and donate to your local animal shelter. They are always looking for bedding.

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  2. It is hard to part with scraps. I just don't save anything less than about 2". I can find a use for that size.

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  3. You're brave, I think I need to do this too. I have lots of scraps stored by colour, then I have a huge basket full of little crumbs... It's a bit crazy!

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  4. I love my scraps, now I will have to go and find out what a Lazy Sunday Quilt is :)

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  5. January is the perfect time to purge - congratulations! The fabrics you've picked for your next quilt are going to be fabulous.

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  6. Congrats on the "purge"! I cannot wait to see what comes from those new fabrics :)

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  7. I just can't part with scraps. Never know when that little bit will add a spark to something. Check out my scrap storage.
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  8. You did it! It's never easy letting go. But you have a beautiful set of blocks ready to make you feel better by sewing them into a top.... And a gorgeous set of fabrics pulled for another project. Good for you!

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  9. It's good to know there's an answer for all the smaller pieces left over. I haven't much space and overflow is on the cards.
    Thank you for sharing, it will be interesting to see what you make from your stash.

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  10. I like Sharon's idea and am going to do that myself.

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