Since the purchase of my embroidery machine I have started saving bits and pieces from sewing scraps. I never kept the tiny pieces before. Now a new world of appliqué was open to me and I found those tiny little pieces were very useful. A piece as small as an inch can be used when using machine embroidery, so having the right color of a snippet of fabric took on a new meaning. As the tiny bits and pieces started to pile up they became a real pain. I could not find what I wanted or even remember what I had available for a certain project. So this is the solution I have come up with for now and it seem to be working. I use little plastic baggies, sort the scraps by color or theme and put it in the bag. Then the bag goes into a container. Each time I am done with cutting out a project, I collect the pieces that can be used for appliqué put in a bag and file with the others.
They are easy to store and have made searching for just the right piece of fabric easy.