scrap storage system

  • When facing a piece of scrap fabric smaller than a fat eighth, squares are cut, starting with 5″. The remaining fabric is cut into strings or crumbs.
  • Triangles generally come from left over pieces of projects, or from pieces cut off from works in progress.
  • Crumbs are any piece of fabric smaller than 2″ but larger than 1″. Anything smaller than that goes in the bin!

squares (stored by size)
half-inch increments, from 2″ to 5″; stored by size

half-square triangles (stored by size)
up to and including 3″
over 3″

strips: for specific projects (stored by size)
6½” x 2½”
4½” x 2½”

strings: 1″ – 2½” wide; at least twice as long as wide
(stored by length, regardless of width)
– up to 6″
– 6¼” – 12″
– 12″ +
– width of fabric (WOF)

crumbs (stored by colour)
pink
red
orange
yellow
green
teal/aqua/turquoise
blue
purple/mauve
grey and black/white
brown
light neutrals

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