I am working on several quilt projects that I can’t share but I’m the type who works on several things at a time so usually have something to show. Does anyone else do that?
Organizing and batik quilt scrap storage
I love organizing quilt fabrics and batik scraps in my quilt studio. I’ll show you my storage solutions and my favorite sizes to cut scraps into so they are perfect for any scrappy quilt project and ready to use.
I keep all of my scraps sorted into sizes that I seem to use all the time. Being an ambassador for Island Batik and also designing patterns with their beautiful batiks keep my scrap bins full.
I took some of my 1½” batik squares and started making little 9 patch blocks to mix in with some square on point blocks. I’m not sure what I’m going to make yet…..maybe a pillow!
My favorite quilting tools
These are some of the items that I use all the time when I’m quilting.
- O’Lipfa Ruler with a lip – this is my favorite ruler for rotary cutting
- Rotary cutter, mat and ruler – great for beginners
- Olfa Rotary Cutter
- Olfa 24″ x 36″ Cutting mat
- Seam ripper
- 50 wt thread
- Schmetz sewing machine needles
- Magnetic Pin Cushion
- Fiskar Scissors
- Frixon Markers
Here are the sizes that I usually cut my leftover batiks and then store in the storage bins under my cutting table in my quilt studio:
- 1½” x 1½” squares
- 2″ x 2″ squares
- 2½” x 2½” squares
- 5″ x 5″ squares
- 2½” strips
It makes it so nice to have the different sizes already cut and ready to use in a project. How do you store your scraps?
Have you seen the new 10th Anniversary applique dies from AccuQuilt? Take a look at this cute Frog tablerunner and pick up the free pattern! I’ll be making something soon with this fun applique frog.
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