As I am cleaning, I am pondering how to store my stash
should I cut up pieces into the largest squares I can
get out of the fabric?
would I regret it if I wanted a strip instead of a square?
I thought long and hard and said to myself just look and see
what you have made with squares
and see if they are versatile enough
this quilt was a scrap quilt that was supposed to be a donation
for a man in a nursing home
we had made about 5 or 6 lap quilts that were donated along
with fancy soaps and pillowcases and tissue covers
to an area nursing home for Christmas gifts
they passed out the gifts and the residents were thrilled that
someone thought of them
the nieces and I had a ball crafting and thinking
of others too.
this little baby was just a "clean up these squares and make something" quilt
I like the way it turned out
some of these fabrics are very old
it just needs binding
this is fabric from my friend Sharon of http://vroomansquilts.blogspot.com/
I was gifted with a bunch of squares to use in my Irene quilt
as I hate cutting them
she gifted me with TWO bags full! so I started sewing them
and sewing them
and sewing them into little projects
and was surprised how much I got out of them
this is going to be a mat for the cats
every Christmas I make two for them
and this is going to be a sewing mat if I ever get busy
and another sewing mat
then there were the turkey runners
I made the centers for TWO of them
Fall colors are not usually colors I buy
so it was fun to work on something
for the holidays
this guy is a zip bag.......
color coordinated 16 patch
to make something like this.........
so I guess I answered my own question........
squares are very versatile even though I sewed
them as is
I could also have done half square triangles as well
I guess if the pieces are small enough I should cut 2 1/2 inch
squares and store them that way
I also want to make a plus quilt
and that uses them too
LOTS of them
How do you store YOUR stash once you cut into it
and you have scraps?
squares? strips? both?
leave the piece for a project like it is?