Sunday, December 10, 2017

Oh Scrap! : Empty Bin

As I continue to go through and organize my sewing room, I have been coming across a number of project boxes filled with WIPs/fabric.  With each new discovery, I am making a decision to adopt out the project (next March), or finish the project.

One box I came across last week was filled with blue and brown fabrics that had been gifted to me.  I decided to get out my AccuQuilt fabric cutter and use up these fabrics.

I started with my nested Triangle die.  This one is the even set so I can cut from 2" to 8" triangles.  I had some big chunks of fabric so I went as large as I could!

 Soon I had quite a stack of perfectly cut 8" triangles.  I still have a few more to cut to have enough for a large lap quilt.

The bin also contains a bunch of scraps.  After cutting all the triangles, I will throw the leftovers in with these scraps and turn them into a string quilt.  If there is anything left, I will toss them into my color bins.  

I could have just tossed the fabric in my stash but brown and blue are not really to my taste.  I know they would have sat there for years.  This way, I can get them together into a couple nice quilts and if they don't sell, they will be great donation quilts.

And I have an empty project box!


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    Barb Neiwert said...

    Silly question: with that die cutter, how do you cut just one size of triangle? It looks like it would cut all of them in the same pass. I love triangle quilts, and this die cutter would make sewing them together so easy!

    LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

    The Accuquilt looks really handy for fast and accurate cutting! That is one part of starting a project that really slows me down. It will be fun to see your triangles come together!

    Cathy said...

    I like blue and brown!

    The Joyful Quilter said...

    You never cease to amaze me with your productivity!! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Alycia said...

    That is awesome.... and now.... you will have a wonderful quilt!

    Jeanne Bishop said...

    I, too, am wondering about the nested dies. Could you explain further?

    Karen's Korner said...

    Your sewing room sounds like Alladin's Cave...always full of lovely treasure.

    Jo said...

    Good work. They are lovely colours

    Kate said...

    What a great way to clean up and organize. Now you are all ready to actually move the scraps out of the sewing room as a quilt.

    Linda said...

    Very impressed by your decision to cut up the entire box of blue and brown gifted scraps. Excellent idea to plan two quilts to use them up. Enjoy making them.

    Jayne said...

    Good for you! An empty bin! You are really knocking out projects. Any organizing along the way is a bonus. Blue and brown are not my favorites either, but I have a feeling the triangle quilt will end up being a beauty!

    Louise said...

    Looks like your die cutter made fast work of those triangles! I call that "purge" quilting, where you look at a pile of fabric and say, "This needs to get moved out of my stash ASAP because it doesn't play well with the others." Blue and brown are lovely together, especially that deep chocolate brown, but I admit I don't have a lot of brown in my stash, either. I'll just sit back and enjoy YOUR lovely brown quilt coming together :)

    Gayle Bong said...

    I sure can't imagine how the nested dies work for the Accuquilt. But lucky you anyway.

    Becca said...

    Using up those scraps is great! I like the combination of the cool and warm colors.

    Sandy said...

    Sounds like a great plan to me!

    Marsha Cooper said...

    Some day I do hope to have an accuquilt. If I can get my finances together then maybe this year I can travel with a friend to the Accuquilt "retreat" in Nebraska.

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