Saturday, January 16, 2021

Scraps Gone Crazy

So, here's the deal... My scrap bin had become unmanageable and I couldn't stand it any longer.

I started sorting by color, basically because I had been asked by someone "What's your plan for the 2021 Rainbow Scrap Challenge?"  I didn't have a plan, to be honest.  

I have shoved the left-over bits and pieces of completed quilts and projects into this bin and have drug it out whenever I wanted to do some tiny quilts.  And when I first started shoving the bits and pieces into the bin I did have a plan to "someday" make a string-pieced quilt.

As I sorted by colors it was like an archeological dig through the years as I recalled the various quilts that the scraps came from.  Fond memories... *sigh*  But I kept asking myself "Why are you doing this?  What are your plans for these?  Why are you holding onto them?"  

It was at that point that I decided I would part with most of them.  

Here's the deal... You can choose the color/s that you want - all you have to do is pay for shipping ($10 to cover the cost of priority mail postage and to print a label).  If you are interested send me an email at with your color choice/s and I will give you my paypal or venmo account info.  Once I receive payment I will stuff the priority mail envelope full, slap a label on it and send it off to you.

UPDATE::  I have had requests for the yellow X'd piles but am awaiting actual payment... first money gets the deal!

It is a win-win deal.  You have a new supply of scraps and I have an emptier bin.

I feel better already!  

Now tell me... what's your flavor?  

Or maybe you have an idea or suggestion for a really cool string quilt that I just HAVE to make?

Leave a comment... I love to hear from you.

Stay Pieceful,

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  1. What nice piles of sorted scraps! If I didn't have so many myself, I would be tempted! Good luck!

  2. I am tempted as don't have much scraps 😛.

  3. They look so pretty in their color piles! I have my share of scrap strips, too, and I'm looking forward to following Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, when she has her String Therapy tutorial series later this month.

  4. Whoops! I didn't mean to cause a color explosion in your sewing room, Melva. Sorry! I'm really tempted by your offer, but since I have SEW many scraps of my own, I'll let someone else enjoy your treasure trove!!

  5. Those will make beautiful quilts for someone.

  6. What a generous offer! What a pretty selection! I'm glad you were able to make room while providing an assortment for another quilter!

  7. Way to go! I was thinking of stuffing my Christmas cards full of scraps this year but that didn't happen.
    Now you have more room to make more scraps! Thanks for sharing!

  8. That's a creative way to get rid of scraps. And far better than dumping everything in the trash. I hope you can send them all out to new homes!

  9. Have you checked out Bonnie Hunter's scrappy quilts on Quiltville? So many free patterns to choose from at the top of the blog, and sew many ideas in her blog.

  10. If you're interested in strings, see if your library carries any of Bonnie Hunter's or Evelyn Sloppy's books. They're both string geniuses. You could follow one of their patterns OR just find the inspiration you need to kick off your own project! Good luck and can't wait to see what you come up with!