That corner of basket, that was full too, they never made it to color separating party. Lori from Bee In My Bonnet posted some great info about how she dealt with scraps and I followed her example.
Basically I went through all of my scraps, ironed and cut them into sizes like 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" squares, and then lots of various sized strips from 3 to 1 1/2". Anything less than 1 1/2" went into the bin. Now that they are cut, I am already thinking of ways to use them up! Before it was all just so daunting. I think on a go forward all scraps will be cut to size and stored. I am going to try to keep on top of them (try anyway).
Here is my first bag done - reds - all nice and tidy. Once I got near the end I started thinking about what I was going to do with all of these tidy piles. These were full ziploc bags stuffed into a dresser drawer. So a quick trip to my local dollar store (called the Buck and Near, with a pirate logo no less), and I came home with baskets!
So now everyone is in a nice, neat place. I love this! My anal heart sings at all of this order.
and here they are back in their dresser drawer. They stack in the right some good!
Umm, so this was only my print scraps. I am still left with a small pile of solids to tackle, but I think I will jump on those another day (or maybe another month..or two...)
Now I did have an ulterior motive for all of this bustin'. It's name is Volume...my next project for The Library Project
All of this bustin' has me ready to start sewing! Here are my starter color bundles... I will add as I need to...
I have to admit, I am feeling very accomplished with all of this organizing. How do you deal with your scraps?