Wednesday 27 December 2017

12 Ways to Reduce My Scraps

Okay, quick show of hands: who has scraps?

Everyone, wow.

Who would like to reduce their pile of scraps by using them up?

Wow! Everyone!

Well, me too. So I am joining Sarah in her Scrap Attack 2018.

Like Sarah, every month I will pull out a goal from the jar and work on it during that month. If it gets done before the month's end, I'll draw another goal from the smaller jar (it has smaller goals). If the main goal doesn't get all accomplished during the month, no big deal! At least it got some progress done on it. And that will make me happy. And then, and then, I get to show my progress on the linky party. Yeeeaaahhh!! 👍👍

So, here are my 12 goals for the year.

1- Take apart the plaid shirts in one drawer ( I have two drawers full of plaid shirts that I can't use because they are still shirts.)

2- Take apart the plaid shirts in second drawer (you knew this was coming, right?)

3- Cut up the scraps in the "Big Pieces" drawer so they are usable.

4- Finish RSC 2016 (with the M&M fabric)

5- Finish the "cord basket" (wherever this one is hiding)

6- Empty tub of fabric in son's bedroom (isn't that shameful? I don't have room anymore in my sewing room, I had to put a huge Rubbermaid bin in my son's bedroom. Bad mother, lol.)

7- Store flannel scraps properly. (I mean look at this mess. Shameful! Scraps deserve more respect than that!)

8- Make a scrap basket à la Fiona. (See this post)

9- Make a second basket à la Fiona. (I'm sure I can find some scraps in a different color to make a second one.)

10- Organize the flimsies and tops. (First, they have to be hunted down. Then I want to store them all at one place so when I feel like quilting one, I'll know where to go to get it. I also want to put my Excel Spreadsheet up to date.) Phew!

11- Make something with the strings. (Yes, pllleeeaaase, make something with them!!)

12- Make something out of the triangles. (Oh! That's a nice challenge. I like it!)

So there you have it. My year of scrap busting is all organised. Awwwhhh! That feels good! How about you? Care to join? It's not too late.  What do you have to lose but scraps?

Thank you Sarah for organizing this challenge and the linky parties.

Let the fun begin.



Pamela Arbour said...

Sounds like you have a good plan. I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

PaintedThread said...

That's a lot of scrap! It will be interesting to see what you come up with (especially with the shirts!). I have two scrap projects underway that I'd really like to finish this year.

Vicki in MN said...

It will be fun to see what projects you work on each month. Wishing you lots of scrap busting in 2018!

gayle said...

So, if you make the two Fiona baskets first, you'll have a place to store the flannel scraps, right? 8)
I'll give some thought to scrappy goals of my own. In the meantime, I'll be interested in watching you!

CecileD said...

Si avec tout ça tu ne nous fais pas un beau quilt.... hihihi !
Mais tu as raison, en classant nos bouts de tissus, on arrive à faire des merveilles !

Karen said...

I gave away most of my scraps recently. I got tired of working with the same ones and the pieces were getting small. But I still have some left.

Fiona said...

good luck with all your scraps...

Sandy Panagos said...

Your goals sound fun!

Ellen said...

You have a great plan and I wish you the best in accomplishing everything on your list of fun! :)

Terri said...

Good luck! So glad you shared your jars, since I forgot to do that part! LOL

Magpie Sue said...

I like the idea of small goals in a small jar! And of course, the bigger jar for the bigger goals. ;-) Pondering how I might approach this challenge myself this year.