Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

The Scraps are Multiplying

On my list of things to do, is to rearrange the stuff on my “extra” shelves so all of the quilting overflow is on a single set of shelves. I didn’t think to take a “before” picture, but here’s a picture from July to give you an idea of what I was up against:


I’m not there yet, but I’m getting closer.


Fabric from my mom and a friend’s mom was found in some of the boxes — more than I remember having. (That’s a good thing).  In fact, I did the quilt along using all floral fabric to use up some of my florals, only to end up with more floral fabric than I started with!  Not because I went shopping, but because I opened a couple of boxes.

Now to the multiplying scraps.

In the first picture, the pile of fabric/scraps on the ironing board appears to be my orphan block box.  I got it “under control” back in July.  What you can’t see is the red basket on the shelf full of scraps and bits & pieces of leftover fabric dating back to 2011.  I  haven’t been keeping my scraps cut up.

Tuesday night I dumped the red basket into a laundry basket so I could root around and pull out the larger pieces and put them away.  I tell you the scraps multiplied.


They filled up the laundry basket which is nearly twice as big.  Then I turned around and spotted another laundry basket – this one with shirt scraps.


Clearly I have some work cut out for me. But when I get it done I’ll be ready to start accumulating scraps again in my newly labeled basket.


One Thought on “The Scraps are Multiplying

  1. farmquilter on November 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm said:

    My scraps seem to have a population explosion behind my back as well! And I haven’t inherited any from anyone either!

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