Monday, December 12, 2011

Show me yours (Scraps)

Oh my goodness, you all are so, so in on the scrappiness!  Thanks for such a fun and positive response to Friday's post. The Scrap Attack is on!  My little self is all in gear scheming schemes and planning plans to make for a most fun post-holiday scrap destash and decluttering.  Mmm... that makes us sound so responsible.  Here, here!  So muster up your scraps... the fun begins in January. You can "quilt along" by making or finishing a scrappy quilt in any style, and I'll be bringing in some very exciting guests for extra inspiration.  And, yes, the Festival of Scrappiness (scheduled for late March) will be open to anyone and everyone who can add a picture to our link party - no blog required.   

Want to help!  Why, yes you can.  Send me a link to a photo of your scraps.  I'd love to start us off in January with a photo ode to our scraps.  So, see if you can capture them in all their glory, whether piled in a teetering heap, jumbled in color disorder or neatly filed away just so.  Show us how you organize your scraps... or how you don't.  Just be careful that this doesn't happen to you...



Yep, according to Cauchy, "you really have to watch your back when quilting."  You can send me a link to a Flickr page or blog post with your photo, or a link to just about anywhere online that your photo lives.  Please do not send photos as attachments.

Would you like to see mine?  Ok... Ok...

oh happy scrappy day!

Just try not to hate me.  These drawers were a great investment as it makes all the difference for me to have them organized by color and size.  And, ya know, this photo is from July but I STILL have not made those braided fabric handles I had planned for these drawers.  

xoxo, Rachel

25 comments:

  1. Your scrap organisation is a sickness woman! I can hear them screaming to be lovingly thrown around your sewing room, positively crying to be jumbled into a pile resembling rainbow vomit and moaning about the lack of creases and threads hanging off them all the way over here in the UK!! You should be ashamed!

    (Can you tell how jealous I am of your organisation?!?)

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  2. i JUST blogged about my scraps a few days ago! here http://sewkellysews.blogspot.com/2011/12/craft-room-progress.html

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  3. I'll be sure to get a scrap picture soon! I love the picture of a literal scrap attack on Chawne. Awesome! I'm looking forward to the scrappiness.

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  4. Ooh, I totally have drawer envy! What a good, organized system for your scraps! I'm hoping to have time to sew something scrappy in the new year-- can't wait to see what you're working on with your scraps!

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  5. And I thought my scraps were well organized! you put us all to shame!

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  6. you are insane with your scrap organization! LOL. I have all mine in one bin, all messy - but together, LOL.

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  7. Ok, Ok, but I need to SEEE it. Show me your scraps. Show em!!!

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  8. yikes. You are right - seeing your organized scraps - it's hard not to hate you! ;-) But I'll abstain....will take a pic of mine soon.

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  9. I finally got my scraps organized not too long ago. My blog entry about it here: http://goneaussiequilting.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-before.html

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  10. Hmm, my scraps could be neatly organised if my house were bigger. (No room for any more Ikea furniture of any description!) As it is they are teetering. They are in use though. I came home Saturday night from a 1540km round trip to discover my daughters and friends busily sewing from my scrap basket. It made me feel warm all over!

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  11. I have drawers too that are organized by size but not color. Where did you get the drawer inserts? I need something like that!

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  12. I'm a scrap organizer also -- mine are sorted by size into colored plastic drawers. Here's a link to the photos on my blog:
    http://52quiltsin52weeks.blogspot.com/2011/12/sundays-are-for-scraps-behind-scenes.html

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  13. Hee hee, I can't comment on the drawers, I've been eyeing up things in the Ikea catalogue of late, just to enable me to find things more easily you understand...

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  14. Ok, that's pretty impressive. I don't have to feel too bad yet though, I'm a sewing newbie so my scraps just about all fit in one big pasta jar. However, tonight's sewing will probably push it over the edge so I'd better come up with a back up plan soon.

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  15. Jackie - The inserts are from Ikea. They're made for clothing and are collapsible too.

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  16. I have so many scraps that I do not buy fabric - I just make scrap quilts... and more scrap quilts. (Sometimes I help others make THEIR quilts so I can touch new fabric!!) I've posted pictures of my charm quilt as the top was created and then also of my scraps.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathy_h/
    I love your blog and look forward to a Quilt-Along of Scrappiness. I'm ready to make quilts out of my little pieces!

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  17. Wow, pressed and organized by color and size! I need that system.

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  18. Here's my basket o'scraps! I'll blog briefly about it tomorrow. http://www.flickr.com/photos/27780490@N05/6514487671/in/photostream

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  19. Dang!! That is amazing and to much for words. I wish I was that organized.

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  21. Oh Goody! How fun! I just posted some pix on my blog http://aquiltyconscience.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-me-yoursscraps.html
    I'm not as organized as you and my "system" is always changing. Thanks for asking! Toni

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  22. I can't believe what I am seeing. No fair. I have got to get organized again.

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  23. oh, my I don't even have that many scraps to show off. Good work on your organisation.

    http://rashisquiltblog.blogspot.com/

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  24. Every year for the past 3 I have proclaimed the following year as the year of the scrap quilt. Funny though that I havent made much progress in any of those years AND the darn scrap bins are literally bursting the seams of their organization bins since this photo was taken: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15517090@N00/5038415583/

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