Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scrap Control Mini Quilts

I have decided to embark on a new method of scrap control. 
(Is their really such a thing as scrap control?) 
I don't know, but I hope this is a step in the right direction. 

The idea is that after a project is complete, I must use the scraps right away. 
No saving and holding them for future projects. 

I decided to do this because I have come to realize that when I save scraps for some future, unknown use, I start to feel really bogged down by them after awhile. No matter what form of organization I use, I just feel weighted down my those small, (and seemingly light weight) bits of fabric. 

I feel guilty and wasteful if I throw them out, and resentful of their demand that I DO something with them. And finding a place to store and organize them 
is just a continued drain of time that I would rather spend sewing.

So... why not just make something out of them right away? 
A fun little activity that keeps my creative juices going, while cleaning up my scraps seems like a great way to transition from one project  to another. 

And so here are three little scrap quilts, made from the left over bits of my last project
I'm calling them "Harvest 1, 2 and 3" which seems fitting to me.

Hoping  that  this new method proves workable and more enjoyable to me then collecting my scraps in boxes, bins and baskets as previously done. So far, it feels like a win-win!

What forms of scrap control have any of you found helpful? Feel free to share in the comments!

"Harvest #1" and "Harvest #2"are both listed in my Etsy shop if you would like any further info. Links can be found below.