Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bits and Pieces

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.

2011_0201stuff0004  2011_0201stuff0005 I admit I have a few of these containers filled with scraps.

They are easy to store and have made searching for just the right piece of fabric easy.


  1. Good idea! Will we ever find the perfect way to organize all of our sewing stuff?
    Now that I started making the mug rugs, I can find more use for small scraps. Geez! Does it ever end?

  2. I don't think we will ever find the perfect solution for all that stuff.
    I had to go check your blog to see what a mug rug was. LOL, say that three times.