So last night, quite spontaneously, I decided to clean out my scrap bins and put the new scraps away. Now they look like this.
I love that they're neat and ordered and filled with fabric I like.
And this is the bag to go out. The ugly fabrics, the poor quality fabrics and the teeny weeny pieces.
The teeny pieces were hard. I had put them aside to make a ticker tape quilt. But in truth, I've made one ticker tape quilt and I don't much want to make another. And it's just another thing on a never ending to do list.
I also think I need to factor in that making any scrap quilt costs money - the top may be free but the backing and batting and time aren't. And it's not like I need to save fabric because I might run out tomorrow. Even if all the fabric manufacturers shut their doors next week I'd be good for a little while 😉.
I'm not saying I don't love scrap quilts, I really do. My Dismond Stars EPp is mostly scraps.
The border I added to the latest round of the Possum Magic bee is all scraps.
For me, the key is not keeping ALL the scraps, just the best ones.