Thursday, October 12, 2017
How Big is a Scrap?
Or perhaps I should ask, "How small is a scrap?" In this world of quilting and fabric and cutting and sewing and cutting again...when does the fabric become a 'scrap'? Is there a certain size or shape that declares "I am now a scrap!" or rather do the number of times it has been used qualify it as a scrap rather than a fabric?
I am pretty sure that each and every one of us has a different answer to that question. And since you know how I never wait to be asked, I'm going to share with you some of my thoughts on the journey from fabric to scrap...
I wrote this post on Buying Fabric which pretty much cover everything (and then some) about my perspective on choosing fabrics at the store. It's a question I get on a regular basis.
And I wrote this post on Choosing Fabrics for a Project. This isn't the only method I use, but it's a good one for pulling the best combinations from your scrap bin!
One of the most popular posts I've shared was about THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FAT QUARTER BUNDLE. This covers all aspects of the life of a piece of fabric once it lands in my sewing room.
Since 'scraps' are usually my GOAL rather than my leftovers, I might have a different perspective than many of you. Or maybe not? What do you consider a scrap?
Enjoy every scrap! (whatever size it maybe!)