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The Scraps are Multiplying November 7, 2013

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
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On my list of things to do, is to rearrange the stuff on my “extra” shelves so all of the quilting overflow is on a single set of shelves. I didn’t think to take a “before” picture, but here’s a picture from July to give you an idea of what I was up against:

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I’m not there yet, but I’m getting closer.

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Fabric from my mom and a friend’s mom was found in some of the boxes — more than I remember having. (That’s a good thing).  In fact, I did the quilt along using all floral fabric to use up some of my florals, only to end up with more floral fabric than I started with!  Not because I went shopping, but because I opened a couple of boxes.

Now to the multiplying scraps.

In the first picture, the pile of fabric/scraps on the ironing board appears to be my orphan block box.  I got it “under control” back in July.  What you can’t see is the red basket on the shelf full of scraps and bits & pieces of leftover fabric dating back to 2011.  I  haven’t been keeping my scraps cut up.

Tuesday night I dumped the red basket into a laundry basket so I could root around and pull out the larger pieces and put them away.  I tell you the scraps multiplied.

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They filled up the laundry basket which is nearly twice as big.  Then I turned around and spotted another laundry basket – this one with shirt scraps.

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Clearly I have some work cut out for me. But when I get it done I’ll be ready to start accumulating scraps again in my newly labeled basket.

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1. farmquilter - November 7, 2013

My scraps seem to have a population explosion behind my back as well! And I haven’t inherited any from anyone either!


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