Now Touring: No Scrap Left Behind

tracy • May 02, 2017 • 283 Comments

 

I met Amanda Jean Nyberg at my very first Quilt Market ever. She was debuting her book, Sunday Morning Quilts (co-authored with Cheryl Arkison) and I was lucky enough to procure an autographed copy of my very own. So when Amanda Jean asked me to join the blog tour for her new book, No Scrap Left Behind (Stash Books/C & T Publishing, $26.95, hard copy; $18.99, e-book), I ignored my over-scheduled life and  jumped at the chance. She shares her talent on her blog, Crazy Mom Quilts, and has a way of elevating the lowly scrap quilt to a level that makes me wish my scrap bin was overflowing. I knew there would be fun ahead!

The projects in this book range from gorgeous quilts…

to adorable pincushions…

…to simple projects like the one I chose to try today, note cards.

Amanda’s simple, so-cool notecards. (Yeah, we can ALL do this!)

 

Because I am in full-blown Market prep with some super-secret project-making happening, I am using some delicious fabric from Moda designer Wenche Wolff Hatling. The Line is called Nordic Stitches and I chose it for a quilt I am making because my father’s family was from Bergen and Stavanger in Norway. The fabric spoke to my DNA!

So I have a basket of oddly shaped scraps that were sitting there staring at me. I honestly have been struggling with what to do? Do I save these small triangle shaped pieces, or toss them?

And then I made this adorable card with some of the red.

 

Now I think I am going to have to dig out all those lovely scraps and make holiday cards. They are simple to make and lots of fun! I would suggest this as a great projects for kids to make too.

This book is a great inspiration for making use of all those bits of leftover scraps. Filled with eye-candy quilts and projects, it is sure to get your fingers itching to stitch!

Now on to the good stuff!

Please leave a comment below about your scrap stash–is it big or small? Organized or a mess?–for a chance to win a copy of Amanda Jean’s book. (HINT: You can also go to each of the stops for more chances to win) If you are a winner and you live with in the US, you will receive a hard copy of the book. If you live outside the U.S., you will receive a digital copy of the book. We will choose a winner next Monday, May 8. Good Luck!

Here is the schedule so you can follow along:
Monday, April 24th Mary Kolb
Tuesday, April 25, Lee Monroe
Wednesday, April 26, Sandi Hazelwood
Thursday, April 27, Bernie Kringel
Friday, April 28, Erin Cox
Monday, May 1, Katherine Greaves
Tuesday, May 2, Tracy Mooney
Wednesday, May 3, Cheryl Arkison
Thursday, May 4, Debbie Jeske
Friday, May 5, Amy Smart
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283 Comments

  • Claire G • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #1

    Oh joy! I am the first to comment. I love all the scrappy goodness that this book is all about!!

  • Jennifer • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #2

    My scrap stash is relatively small, at least I think so!
    And just recently I organized it by color, it was about time?

  • Janice Cate • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #3

    Great project for small scraps and I save most every scrap. I’m sort of organized but thinking summer may be a time to re-organize. Also, this summer I plan to invite some kids over to work on quick sewing projects. Thanks for another chance to win the book!

  • linda schiffer • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #4

    Like my entire sewing area, my scrap bin is a giant mess. 🙂 That doesn’t keep me from rooting around in it to find just the right piece, though.

    🙂 Linda

  • Sarah J • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #5

    My scraps are a mess and growing! I do love using them though!!

  • Diann Bottrell • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #6

    What a fun idea to make cards out of scraps! My scraps are organized by color into plastic bins. Pretty simple, and works for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Laura • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #7

    Medium? My scrap stash is somewhere in the middle I think.

  • Anita • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #8

    My scrap-stash is pretty big, and it is growing by the day. At best I can say it’s semi-organized.

  • Elizabeth • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #9

    What a great idea to create notecards. Easy and wonderful and links to sewing projects for others, too. Ok, my stash is just collected in bags by project. I make clothing, curtains, etc, and a few larger quilts. I like the pincushion, pillow and now notecards options for scraps.

  • Chris @ The Art of Making Blog • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #10

    I love your notecard, and what a great idea to do that for holiday cards! My scrap stash isn’t very big right now; I made a king-sized quilt from scraps a while back that got through most of them. Some of it is organized into squares and the rest is a bit of a mess. Organizing could be a good rainy day project.

  • Debbie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #11

    Those cards are so cute! I agree that anyone could make them.

    I have a very small stash and it’s very well-organized. I trim everything to the widest width it can be and then slip them into baggies of similar-width things. I don’t sort by length or colour at this point, but I may switch to colour when I get a few more scraps to deal with.

  • Catholic Bibliophagist • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #12

    My scrap stash is not huge because I’m always using them. I’ve finally got my string drawer full again so I’m looking forward to making another quit that uses string blocks.

  • Judi D • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #13

    my scraps stash if fairly small….I make port pillows for the local cancer treatment center so I use a lot of scraps!

  • Linda • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #14

    my scrap stash is bigger than it should be! thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Ashley • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #15

    I have a small stash but it is still a mess! It could definitely use some organizing!

  • April Spolnicki • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #16

    My scrap stash isn’t all that large, but it’s getting bigger all the time. I have never really organized it, but I plan to start trimming and organizing what’s there slowly to get it under control. My fabric stash on the other hand is mostly neatly organized.

  • Shasta • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #17

    I’ve been quilting for a long time so my scrap stash is really big. In fact, I almost always only buy small pieces so almost everything I have is scrap. Is it organized? I put it all in a container (or two or more) and pull out of it as I want. It is organized enough for me – it helps spur my creativity and saves me precious time. Why waste time organizing when you can quilt!

  • Margaret • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #18

    My scrap stash is huge. No matter how much I use, it doesn’t seem to diminish. Sorted by color for ease of finding hat I need.

  • Eliza • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #19

    Mine are currently not as organized as I would like, but not overwhelmingly huge — my children love to pull their favorites for their projects

  • Christine Christoffersen • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #20

    I think my scrap stash is small. But really I think small in variety. I have been cutting up all those ugly fat quarters we get free on shop hops from years past and some fat quarters I won at our little retreat in Galveston last year. And at the Houston Shop Hop last month I picked up a few little bags of scraps from a few stores to add to my stash. I really want variety. Goal is a Pineapple Quilt scrappy style or maybe a project from this book! fingers crossed! Need MOJO

  • Janet • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #21

    My scraps are organized by color but are growing out of control. I do need a few projects that really eat scraps – I’d love to have a copy of Amanda’s book!

  • Heidi F • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #22

    My scrap stash is pretty good. It’s 80% organized. I have bins by color (Thanks to Amanda Jean) and a big scrap bin that needs to be sorted yet. I love scrappy quilts!!

  • B Born • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #23

    My scrap stash is small and is sorted by strip size, and the scraps from each project are in shoeboxes.

  • Laura • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #24

    My scrap stash is medium-sized and reasonably well-organized.

  • Michelle O. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #25

    My scrap stash is small and not yet organized – I’m still looking for ideas that appeal to me 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Barbara • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #26

    My tiny scraps are sort of organised by colour, but I need to take out small pieces from my stash and sort them as scraps too – and then decide on a design to use them!
    I am in England, hoping to win a digital copy of this great book – thanks for the chance.

  • Paula • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #27

    My scrap stash is large and very messy.

  • Chris K. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #28

    My scraps take up two drawers; fairfly small, I guess. Oh, yeah, and there’s a bag of strings someone gave me. The ones in the drawer are organized by color.

  • Alison • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #29

    I have lots and lots of scraps. I sort out the large (quarter yard or larger) scraps into one bin and then everything else is sorted by color. 🙂

  • Judy Stone • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #30

    I love the idea of using the scraps for greeting cards. I am the queen of sending cards and also the owner of bins of scraps (messy scraps) so this is a winning solution!! Thanks for the great idea (and thanks to Amanda too). I have my fingers crossed for a win!

  • Maggie Peters • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #31

    My scrap srash is moderate, but fairly organized by size!

  • Cathy Going • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #32

    I would love to have this book to add to my library of sewing/quilt/craft books. My scrap stash is ‘huge’. I love the scrappy look of quilts, they remind me of what my grandmothers would have had for what they had to work with. I have my own scraps and some of my husbands grandmothers and was gifted boxes and boxes from a friend that moved to another state. They are mostly organized. This book would help me make more things with my scraps.

  • nonniew • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #33

    My stash isn’t overly large, but it’s growing. My scraps are sorted into plastic boxes based on their size and whether they are warm or cool fabrics. I’m finding that having them sorted this way (strings, larger chunks, squares/rectangles, and crumbs, has made them really accessible.)
    I LOVE the simple notecards!

  • Ann O. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #34

    I haven’t been quilting too long, so my scraps are still under control, but I’m sure that’s just a temporary situation! Love the note cards so much! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Lynne Brunner • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #35

    I love the notecard idea! I can’t wait to make some. How perfect.

  • artisticsharon • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #36

    My scrap stash is not too large but it’s a mess. I’ve shoved all my scraps into two fabric baskets and turn them topsy-turvy when I need a specific color or size.

  • Brooxie Meeks • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #37

    Thank you for the giveaway. My scraps are arranged by color and are waiting to become something!

  • Cheryl • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #38

    Fairly organized collection of moderate size, I’d say. Some of them are tiny, so cards it is!

  • Diane Oakes • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #39

    My scrap stash is big, but organized. I mostly follow Bonnie Hunter’s system for scrappy control. It makes creating a scrappy quilt easier when the pieces are already cut to size. I’m so going to make some of these cards. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • jeanmarey • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #40

    My scrap pile runneth over….and it’s a mess. I had dreams of sorting them by colors and size, but I ended up just shoving them in a bin all together. These cards would be a great start to clearing the mess!!

  • Julie Dunn • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #41

    My scraps are over taking me! Some are sorted, but most are just stuffed in a laundry hamper (or 2 or 3 or… 🙁 ).

  • Roseline McIntosh • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #42

    Sweet! Sraps are future works in progress …

  • Cherie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #43

    I have a huge amount of scraps and they are all just tossed into an enormous clear plastic bin. No organization.

  • Christine Weld • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #44

    I have a manageable, but disorganized, scrap bin. I rather enjoy digging through it to see what I can find!

  • kathleenbenitez • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #45

    My scraps are utterly a mess. And they gave me a black eye last week! I store them up high, and didn’t have a good grip on it when I got it down.

  • Mary B in TX • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #46

    My fabric scrap stash is extensive and lives in the vortex if that gives you any idea of the organization level. I wish to use it up making lots of cute projects in this book!

  • Barb K. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #47

    I have Lots of scraps–Mine are semi-organized–larger ones by color–smaller ones unorganized!

  • Jayne P • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #48

    No organisation at all, but why is it that no matter how much you use your scrap stash it never gets smaller?

  • mindingmomma • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #49

    I don’t keep scraps! I am going to have to rethink this! I am so in love with this book. Thanks for a chance to win. Have fun at market.

  • Shirley J B • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #50

    Large stash, somewhat organized!

  • Margaret • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #51

    My scrap stash is growing and is very unorganized. It’s all over the place.

  • Becca • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #52

    My fabric stash is pretty large, and I have more scraps in my scrap stash than I’d like to think, but I still have a hard time because I don’t have a lot of any one thing. I don’t have that many reds or blues or whatever. I’ve been better lately about using them, but it doesn’t seem to really put a dent in it which makes me think there’s a lot more there than I think!

  • Judy • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #53

    Like my sewing room my scrap bins are overflowing but somewhat organized.

  • Anne-Marie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #54

    Mine is mostly a mess, and probably pretty large in comparison to others’. I used to fold the snippets into the remaining yardage and store it that way. After quite a lengthy stint of moves, it’s now scattered everywhere and there is very little organization happening.

  • Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #55

    My scrap stash is really small… sorted by type, squares, strips, triangles… and then odd sizes and too small scraps too.

  • Linda in PA • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #56

    My stash of scraps is medium and pretty well organized.

  • Leslie Hawkins • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #57

    Scrap stash is small. But working on it everyday!

  • Mary Jane • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #58

    I love your cards, this is a terrific use for precious bits of fabric or as acard to accompany a gift quilt, thanks for the inspirations!

  • Vicki H • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #59

    I think I have an average amount of scraps. I store them by size in clear plastic shoeboxes.

  • Kylie C • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #60

    I do have lots of scraps and they are very unorganised. Why tidy when you can sew? I just pull them out as I go 🙂

  • Tammie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #61

    My scrap stash is small and organized and I’m not very good at using scraps!

  • GloryB • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #62

    OK – let’s be honest here. My scraps are all mixed up in a giant tub! No organisation whatsoever. Maybe I need to be better behaved.

  • Therese W • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #63

    My scrap stash is large, some of it, the newer stuff is kind of organized. The older, not so much. I did knit up a large portion into tablerunners, those projects used up a lot of old scraps I may not have ever used! Thanks.

  • Sarah@123quilt • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #64

    My scrap stash is so small! I am very careful with the amount of fabric I buy so I don’t usually end up with scraps. I love scrappy quilts though and I would love to make one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ellen Mills • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #65

    My scrap stash is “mostly” in a 5 drawer plastic storage unit. I try to keep it in color order but then I scramble it all up looking for the perfect scrap. I love scrap quilts, they seem so happy with all of their colors.

  • Kathy Porter-Cunningham • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #66

    My scrap stash is smallish and is currently all in one bin, but that is not really working as well as it did when I had fewer scraps. I need to make some coloured fabric bins.

  • sharon • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #67

    my scrap stash is a big mess??

  • Carol • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #68

    My scrap stash is pretty big…it is organizes…but still kinda messy. I haven’t figures out the beat method for me yet! I live in the US. Would love that book!

  • Colette • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #69

    My stash is fairly good size and in pretty good order. I just need time and ideas to put it to good use.

  • dispack • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #70

    It is so ironic, how this week, I have been so inspired by Amanda’s blog hop/book, that I have been doing a ton of scrap organizing and cleaning! I even carry around fabric scraps, sm. cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter to cut when I have extra time somewhere! 🙂 Gotta get those 2.5 inch squares cut! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  • Aimee • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #71

    Great scraps for cards! My scrap stash is still pretty small, but already very messy. I might try sorting them by color before they get out of hand though.

  • Nancy • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #72

    I think I’ve tackled about half my scraps….several big bags worth, and now they’re waiting for me to use them. If I was on a desert island and they were all I had, I think I would keep myself busy for quite some time!!

  • Carol • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #73

    I have a decent size scrap stash as that’s my favorite quilt to make. I keep them semi-organized. What I do not like to do is have to press them over and over so try to store them so they do not get all wrinkled, with like sizes or chunks or strips together. I don’t separate by color.

  • KRLowe • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #74

    My scrap stash is growing! I have a hard time throwing away the beautiful fabric even if it wont hold a seam allowance. I keep all of the tiny bits and use in pin cushions or other things that need to be stuffed.

  • Joan Jordan • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #75

    I have a good-sized scrap stash with a lot of novelty prints, my favorites.

  • Patti Meyer • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #76

    My scraps are 10 years deep and ready to play!

  • Penelope • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #77

    My scrap stash is small and organinzed by colors in plastic bags.

  • Cyn Richardson • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #78

    I hadn’t quilted for years, having spent more time doing costuming and Medieval garb, so I had purged away all my stash of quilt fabrics, but I started swapping quilt blocks in 2008 or 9 so I’ve built it back up one fat quarter at a time to a closet full. My scrap stash from making all those blocks is almost as big!

  • Elena Battles • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #79

    I keep my scrap stash very small and sorted by color. I’m not a fast finisher so that’s my only hope of not being buried under fabric in my house!

  • Jackie Stevens • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #80

    The cads are so clever. My stash is everywhere as my sewing room is a guest bedroom.

  • Beth T. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #81

    Like Heidi F., who commented above me, I have scrap bins organized by color, and then a bigger scrap bin where all my scraps started. I’m moving scraps from that bin to the color bins–gradually adding more colors to the color bins, and also trying to be more careful about putting scraps directly into their correct bins rather than into the generic one. I know I’m definitely more likely to use those little scraps if they’re organized by color than if I have to dig or dive for them in the mayhem bin.

  • Chris Cole • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #82

    I don’t keep super small scraps, but I have plenty of scraps nonetheless! Some are organized by size, but the rest need to be cut to size and organized.

  • Linda Symank • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #83

    My scrap stash isn’t real big and not real organized…….too many things to do! And even more now! Thanks for the chance to win

  • Kathleen Kingsbury • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #84

    My scrap stash is medium sized, but I save small enough scraps to make these cards! I rarely throw any fabric pieces away. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  • Linda Hamlin • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #85

    My scrap stash is big – almost as big as my shopaholic problem. I’ve never seen a piece of fabric that I didn’t want to buy.

  • jmnaatz • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #86

    Mine is medium and it is semi-organized, by color and theme. Scraps are in a couple of plastic bags.

  • Sandra Cooper • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #87

    Scrap quilts are my favorite! Consequently, I have a lot of them, organized into overflowing color bins. One , or several, of the projects from Amanda’s book would be so helpful!

  • Nancy McC • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #88

    Many people give me their scraps so I have a lot. My mom and I quilt together and she has a great little room for us to store our scraps. She has a large set of plastic shelves with storage boxes neatly stacked and packed with our stash.

  • Jan • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #89

    My scrap stash is just the right size and well organized. Enjoy the quilt market.

  • pam roever • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #90

    My scraps are a mess! I start out with good intentions and then it goes downhill. My ‘to sort’ basket is overflowing. Love the note card. pam

  • Pam Roever • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #91

    My scraps are small and disorganized. I have good intentions but then it goes downhill. My ‘to organize’ basket is overflowing. Thanks for the blog hop. It is fun. Pam

    For some reason Chrome will not post my comment. I had to use Firefox. I apologze if two comments show up for me.

    • Pam Roever • 7 months ago
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      Oops, both showed up. Sorry!!!

  • Judy B • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #92

    I think my scrap stash is “out of control”, mostly because I can’t throw anything away.I try to organize by color. I blame(credit) my mom and her Scandinavian heritage. I love that fabric you showed. My mother’s family was from Bergen Norway too. Small world.

  • The Joyful Quilter • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #93

    I have a HUGE scrap stash!! It lives in the organized chaos that is my sewing room. Baskets, bags, bins, and drawers ATTEMPT to contain it all, but doesn’t do much (because of my MAJOR scrap addiction!!) Thanks for a chance to win a copy of Amanda’s book.

  • Barbara Forde • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #94

    Fairly large fabric collection….organized by colour. Scrap bins unfortunately just a big mess 🙂

  • Kathy E. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #95

    My scrap stash isn’t too big yet and I work on it every chance I get to keep it from overflowing. It is totally unorganized, but I like it that way! I just love those cards and what a terrific idea!

  • Jill L. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #96

    My scrap stash is medium (whatever that is!) in size. It is organized into bins except for a bag of as-yet untrimmed to storage sizes which my grandchildren are allowed to play with when they come to visit.

  • Michele Norman • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #97

    My stash is pretty small. I imagine that it won’t be small for long.

  • Janie M • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #98

    I have a mess of scraps. I have been creating a lot lately. So the scraps just pile up. Thank you for the introduction, and the inspiration.

  • Marsha • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #99

    I’m always reorganizing after finishing a quilt. I just happened to finish two baby quilt so, there were lots of scraps to organize. Again. Strips and 2 1/2″ squares get really organized and larger pieces get put in gallon bags.

  • Patty B. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #100

    My scraps are all in a tub, and looking a that book – some good ideas. Would love to win a copy, thanks or the chance. Patty

  • Karen • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #101

    My scraps are sort of mixed in with my regular stash. It’s done by color so I can usually find what I want. I’d really like to start a strip scrap system. Maybe soon.

  • Lisa Simon • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #102

    I would say my scrap stash is pretty large.

  • Liz M. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #103

    My scrap stash is small. This little note card project makes me think I could do something with those small pieces and collecting tiny pieces could work out. Those are adorable. The Sunday Morning Quilt book was a winner and I would love a copy of the latest book. I will keep my fingers crossed.

  • Debbie Miller • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #104

    My scrap stash is pretty big even though I am constantly starting projects to use them. I think they multiply when I’m not looking! I try to keep them together as much as possible but have not sorted them by either color or size.

  • Nicole Sender • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #105

    I have a scrap stash that could always be expanded. I like to organize by size, prints and solid colors.

  • Julia • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #106

    My scrap collection is large and organized by color. I have totally used Amanda’s suggestions to make cards and is brilliant!

  • Dawn F. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #107

    Hmm, I think my scraps stash is fairly small, but is growing a little bit. Definitely not organized…not a lot of space for that yet. I have never made a scrap quilt before but would love to try.

  • Emily Mallett • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #108

    scrap stash is small, still learning how valuable they can be. Building up slowly now though.

  • Patricia Ludwiczak • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #109

    My stash is huge – organized, but way too large. This year I am committed to using some of it for everything I make.

  • Nouli • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #110

    Quilting is a new craft for me, so my stash is small yet organized!

  • Rhonda Desgranges • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #111

    My scrap stash is relatively small. I have it divided up by size and shape. The smallest crumbs in vintage mason jars. The others in small plastic bins. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Chris • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #112

    My scraps are not organized. Each year a group of us get together for the summer and bring bags of scraps that we sew into kite quilts for donation. It’s a lot of fun and a great use of scraps.

  • whistlerquilter • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #113

    I use large glass jars sorted by colour for my scrap collection. Sunday Morning Quilts is one of my treasured books for inspiration 💗

  • Sandra T • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #114

    I’m a new quilter, so my scrap stash is small and unorganized, but I can’t wait to make more and try out some ideas from the book!

  • Khorinpatch • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #115

    For four years that I patch, my scraps are all in a single sachet, finally, now in two, no, three. I had no idea how to use them, now with the challenge and all your ideas, I will start by storing them by color and using them. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jean • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #116

    I’ve got an unorganized scrap stash, but at least it’s small. I love the idea of using scraps to make cards!

  • lec luyse • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #117

    hello, My scrap-stash is pretty big, very usefull to make charityquilts,
    thanks for the chance,
    Katelijn
    ps. I live outside the U.S. (belgium)

  • Gudrun • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #118

    My scrap stash is big enough and bot good organized. All scraps are in a separate box.

  • Leonie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #119

    Most of my scraps are sorted by size. I love receiving scraps from friends who are happy to part with them and use them as narrow borders or binding.

  • Lisa Taylor • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #120

    My scraps are somewhat organized, I contain them in small I cardboard boxes with notes as to what they contain.

  • kaholly • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #121

    My scrap stash is pretty much my only stash, and it’s a big mess!

  • JOAN WORKMAN • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #122

    So many scraps…so little time! Mine are sorted by color…oh yea, and by size…and don’t forget binding scraps! I really need this book to tame the scrap monster in my sewing room…lol.

  • Diana Wylie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #123

    Oh my , these note cards are so adorable! Yes I have a lot of scraps and would love to win a copy of this fabulous book. My scraps are all together but not as organized as I would like. I do not have them sorted by color . But on the bright side I do use them often to make quilts or pin cushions or small zipper bags. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Becky Thompson • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #124

    Mine is small and I try to cut usable pieces to save. But I love the cards idea and may now have to keep smaller coordinating pieces to use on those. Everyone would certainly know that the card came from me!

  • KT • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #125

    Fun card! My scrap stash is getting fairly large–I love scrap quilts, so I buy scraps! I try to cut my scraps down to useable sizes, but it’s not as organized as I would like!

  • Dee • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #126

    Love Amanda Jean’s work! She’s the one who turned me on to scrap projects

  • Lee • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #127

    My fabric stash isn’t too big at the moment, but there’s lots that I want to acquire! I’m working on the organization piece. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sally • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #128

    My scrap stash is humongous….at one point it was organized (small pieces sorted by color into large ziplock bags), but as sewing/cutting continues and more small scraps are created but not sorted, it gets messy again. I call it a happy mess,though.

  • Gigi Voegeli • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #129

    My scraps aren’t very organized– one of these days! Thanks!

  • Jenny • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #130

    My scrap stash is organized by color in bins on a shelf. I recently went through it all and donated a lot of fabric I didn’t think I would use. These cards are so cute, I absolutely need to try making cards with the tiny scraps.

  • Liz • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #131

    My stash is pretty big, I think, and grows daily! I organize in bins by size and divide up cool, warm, and neutrals in the bin.

  • edukedesigns • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #132

    Oooo this book looks like a winner! Pick me😊!

  • Polly Mertz • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #133

    I love sorting and organizing my scraps. I separate them by color in plastic shoe boxes. I also have another box of scraps of my reproduction fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this awesome book.

  • Lori J Smith • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #134

    My scrap stash is rather large. I keep working to use it up! I have never tried making cards, they look like lots of fun!

  • Marilyn Hagopian • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #135

    I love scraps so my scrap stash is large and keeps growing. I especially like receiving scraps from friends as it really expands my choices of fabric for scrap quilts. Scraps make great philanthropy quilts.

  • Chrysanthemum • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #136

    Oh, do I like scraps! Some of the bits are organized into repurposed nut containers: just right for 5″ squares, and odd sized scraps are thrown, willie-nellie, into an antique wire egg basket, while a wicker garbage pail, with its own lid: usually open, collects strips of all sizes. In a stack, I have 12 shoe boxes which contain colours: easy to see in when you want a certain colour. Yes, it’s is sometimes overwhelming but then when I need it most, I stop and sort and “tidy” up… Its great to be able to save the scraps and use them again and again…
    “There are always scraps” to make the quilts and designs in Amanda’s books.

  • Rita • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #137

    I think the people in the post office would get a kick out of these post cards too! Would love to win this great book!

  • Susan • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #138

    My stash is small but growing. It is unorganized! I like the idea if making cards. So much more personal😊 than buying stationery.

  • Amy A • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #139

    My scrap bin is pretty small. I don’t keep all the little pieces. I just don’t have the space. I took all my scraps and divided them into 3 sizes. Those that are big enough to chop into squares, strips and pieces. It all fits in a small tote. (Mom is a hoarder and I can’t bring myself to keep things that are too small).

  • Kristin M • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #140

    My scrap collection is large but organized and sorted by size.

  • Jo Vandermey • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #141

    My scrap tower… Yes tower is full. I can’t bare to through away the yummie colour of goodness. But it would be fun to use it up into quilted items to be able to look at complete!

  • Martha Henrichs • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #142

    I have lots of scraps! About half are organized.

  • Pamela Arbour • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #143

    I am on the road to getting my scraps in order. I have them sorted by color (mostly) but I am now working on making useful precuts out of them. My biggest inspiration for this was from Sunday Morning Quilts.

  • Barbara Thompson • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #144

    My scrap stash is getting bigger. They do need to be organized, though. I love the note cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Angela Short • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #145

    My scrap stash is sorta small but growing all the time! I keep them in zip bags.

  • Debbie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #146

    I have a ton of scraps because I have a hard time thowing them out. Unfortunately, they are not very well organized and I need to change that. I would love to dive into Amanda Jean’s book. Thanks!

  • Alice Veenema • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #147

    My scraps fit in one box so far, but they are unorganized. My plan is to make baskets so I can sort by colour. That’s how I tend to look through the stash when making mini-quilts or needing a bit of something. These cards are a great idea! My handwriting is atrocious, so the Thank you or any print on the front would have to be done with a printer first 🙂

  • Terri Benedict • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #148

    My scrap stash is pretty small. I haven’t been quilting very long.

  • Patti A. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #149

    What a great idea for a book, I have to admit I am not the best at organizing my scraps so I don’t have any great ideas but I never stop trying.

  • Ronda • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #150

    My scrap stash is medium sized. I’m sure there are many quilters out there who have ten times what I do, and also, many who only have one tenth of what I do, so I’d say I am somewhere in the middle. What I do have is very organized.

  • Belinda • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #151

    I just bought a new cabinet for my fabrics. My scrap stash is growing and taking up more of the shelves.

  • Sam • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #152

    If you are talking about “Working Stash” – in clear plastic zip bags strewn all over. If you are talking “Stored Stas” – piled by color in a bin hidden in the basement so others don’t know the depth of my stash.

  • lewisnancy54 • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #153

    My scrap stash is big enough that I need some help. I have it color organized, and somewhat size, but need to find a project to use some on.

  • CJ • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #154

    My scrap stash is pretty small as I don’t have much time to quilt. But it’s still big enough for playing around when I can.

  • Jill L. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #155

    The note cards are a great idea! What kind of glue did you use to attaché the fabric? Thanks.

  • Jenni • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #156

    Medium, but I’m working on growing it! It’s semi organized. I even have a couple boxes of different sized squares and strips ready to make a scrappy quilt!

  • Linda Thompson • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #157

    I probably need help. First, in my mind, if it is over 6 inches square, it isn’t a scrap.; I do save all the little scraps, then feel so upset because I just don’t know what to do with them, how will they ever work…and pretty soon, I have enough scraps and odd strips of batting to stuff a pillow for the animal shelter. Then, I become even more frustrated, cause I really don’t care for animals!

  • Christine • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #158

    I save the tiniest scraps of fabrics I love. Since I am relatively new to quilting I don’t have a lot of scraps. Thank you and Amanda Jean for the chance to win.

  • Jeanine • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #159

    I use my scrap stash all the time, but seems it never goes down. I love making scrappy quilts.

  • Kathryn • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #160

    My scrap stash is pretty small. Fat quarters or smaller fabric pieces are sorted by color families and stored in clear plastic boxes on shelves in my sewing room. I love to be a blue to see all the colors!

  • Cheryl • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #161

    My scrap stash is totally not organized. The examples from this book tour are making me think about how to improve the scrap collection

  • Tammy • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #162

    My scrap stash is fairly small, all in one bin. Currently I am making a scrap quilt with larger pieces, and have been inspired to do something with the leftovers — maybe cards? Thank you for sharing!

  • Margaret • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #163

    I have a messy and totally unorganized scrap pile. Love the cards.

  • Carol K • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #164

    I have a lot of scraps, but don’t save anything smaller than an inch. My scraps are semi-organized. I do well keeping up with them for a while, and then ignore them for a while.

  • Sharon • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #165

    My scraps are not well organized at all, mostly separated by the quilts I have made. I need to spend more time organizing them. I would love a copy of this book. Thanks.

  • mary • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #166

    Those are fabulous. I love that you can use such small bits. My stash is way too big so am always looking forward to uses for it.

  • Dawn • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #167

    My scrap “pile” is fairly small so far. I’m thinking about how to organize it as it grows.

  • Kimberley Hudacko • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #168

    My scraps are organized by size, except the ones from recent projects that are all over the place.
    I love the note card idea! I’m going to use it for a graduation card coming up this month! Thank you for a chance to win!!

  • Lindi Wood • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #169

    My scraps overfloweth. I have color-coded fabric boxes I made to hold the largest scraps (fat 1/8th to about 4 inches), more fabric boxes to hold the tinies, cardboard boxes for strings, and piles to be sorted. My last quilt used a lot of the gray, black and white print scraps, but … oh dear. Love this line of fabric — it will make up into darling Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

  • carolyn montgomery • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #170

    my scrap stash is on the medium-large size. some of it is organized by size and color and some of it is just a big mess. i love amanda’s scrappy style and have made some of her quilted storage boxes to store some scraps by color.

  • Barb • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #171

    My scrap stash is HUGE but these little cards are just the thing for all the tiny pieces I’ve kept because they’re too pretty to throw away. I love my scraps. 😉

  • LauraDot • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #172

    my scrap stash is fairly large and grows with every project…I have dreams of being organized, but the scraps are just stuffed into large plastic bags

  • Jocelyn • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #173

    I do have a scrap stash. It’s kind of organized by color. I love making things with my scraps. I can’t see throwing away perfectly good fabric 🙂

  • Elizabeth Porter • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #174

    My scraps are getting too big. I need to use them I some new projects.

  • Wendy Close • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #175

    My scraps are organized by color except for the solids. I definitely need some inspiration for what to do with them all. Thanks for this opportunity. Wendy

  • Deborah Rodems • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #176

    I Love Scraps Too!!!! and have been soooo inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts. I made 8 mini quilts with my scraps this winter. I have a great Wall of Scraps now in my sewing room!

  • Lorene holbrook • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #177

    My scraps are endless. I need to clone myself to get them in order!

  • Janna • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #178

    Compared to others small and not organized.

  • Sue Raddatz • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #179

    Recently, I retired and look to sewing again after a 30-year hiatus. I have no scrap stash, yet. I just bought a sewing machine. I have accumulated fabric and patterns. Now, I’m looking for projects. Your book looks like it fits my sewing restart needs. This scrap card project is genius! I look forward to trying it with my grand kids…as soon as I create a fabric stash👍

  • Marianne Perry • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #180

    My scrap stash is small. I sort by color in one gallon size bags, one for each of 10 colors. They all fit in one covered basket in my sewing area. I’m a cardmaker, too, and haven’t made a single card this year yet. Maybe fabric scraps will be more inspiring than my paper ones!

  • Donna Bridges • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #181

    My scraps bin is bulging at the lid. Time for a project or two.

  • andrea • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #182

    I have a tiny stash and no sorting system yet. Love the scrappy card!

  • Amanda Jean • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #183

    thanks so much for being a part of the blog tour, Tracy! I love that you are using scraps from your current project to make cards. that’s so fun! I hope that the rest of your quilt market prep goes well. I hope to see you there!

  • sherry • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #184

    i do mostly appliqué so i do try to use up my scraps as i go … i try to keep my sewing room tidy and that does not let me keep bins of scraps

  • Jan Bolton • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #185

    Working on my scraps now. So rewarding to see all those tiny little squares.
    godblessamericaATwindstreamDOTnet

  • Crystal • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #186

    I love the card! I might have to use some of my scraps and make some. My scrap stash is not real large, but it isn’t considered small either. I’ve been working on organizing it, while participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

  • Lee • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #187

    I have so many scraps I am at a loss to know what to do with them. The book will definitely help me!

  • JANICE F SEILER • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #188

    My scrap stash is getting pretty big. I’ve got it organized mostly by color and now I’m going through it and trying to cut blocks and strips to organize a little better. I would love to win a copy of Amanda Jean’s book. She’s definitely got lots of wonderful ideas to use up all those scraps.

  • Mary Thomas • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #189

    I’m a brand new quilter with hardly any scraps at all; that’s why I’m following the No Scrap Left Behind blog!

  • Sandra B • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #190

    My scraps are somewhat organized…and my scrap stash is large because I have been quilting nearly 40 years….
    Thanks for giving someone a chance to win a copy of Amanda Jean’s new book!!

  • Linda Bee • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #191

    My scraps are very organized but I never seem to use them. I have to step up and either decide that I WILL use them or donate them to someone who would use them.

  • Sarah Scott • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #192

    I think my scrap stash is small……though I can’t really say since I haven’t organized it! I’ve made only 2 quilts so I have a fair amount of large sized pieces which reside in a few different boxes (unseen so not very motivating to actually use!). I’d like to get moving on organizing them since I will be starting my 3rd quilt soon. Better to organize before more scraps accumulate!

  • Eileen Maher • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #193

    I have a lot of scraps, sometimes I spend a few hours cutting up squares, and separating little bits!!

  • Sheree • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #194

    I love scraps and would love the book to inspire their use. Thanks for the chance.

  • Sandra Cooper • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #195

    My scraps are sorted by color into quite overflowing baskets. I guess it is time for a couple of scrap projects!!

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  • suzanprincess • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #196

    My scrap stash is large and growing, because I gather all the too-good-to-pass-up scraps from my weekly Project Linus sewing group. Organization is way behind, tho–must work on that!

  • Gill • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #197

    My scrap stash is small – I cut as much as possible into squares and strips!

  • Susan • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #198

    I have a small scrap stash–just a couple of shoe boxes. One box is sorted, the other isn’t.

  • Julie W • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #199

    I don’t have much of a stash left as I recently finished a coin quilt.

  • Dee • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #200

    Medium stash, I think, and fairly organized by color and size. Time to start using it. Amanda’s book offers so many delightful options. I love small, quick to finish projects!

  • Karen Friedrichs • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #201

    My scrap stash is small but it is nice to see the potential for it!

  • LynneP • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #202

    After 25+ years of quilting, I have a pretty large scrap stash and always enjoy diving into it.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  • Carol Berg • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #203

    I love my scraps and can’t wait to read her book to find more uses for them.

  • Joyce Carter • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #204

    I haven’t thought about making cards. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
    As for my scrap stash—I have a large container that has my biggest pieces stored in it. The rest of my scraps are already cut into squares and strips ready for some scrappy goodness. They range from 11/2 inch squares up to 5 inches and my strips are all sizes.

  • Allison in Alabama • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #205

    my scrap stash is medium large and completely messed up even though I try hard to sort it out in zip lock baggies by color…sometimes I just throw it all up in the air and create with whatever lands on top! This looks like a fantastic book!!!!!

  • Diane Beavers • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #206

    Hi Tracy,
    It’s a BIG MESS! I learned to use my teeniest scraps tho from Amanda Jean…and I love your holiday card. Yes, you should make more. Thank you for sharing in the blog tour. It’s been too fun!

  • Edna Vaines • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #207

    Recently I have seen several examples of how to make cards with fabric – this example is the best! It is so simple and would be great for my grandson to try. My scraps are in a very large container and are not separated. It would be easy to do if I had inspiration such as this. Thanks.

  • Edith Gorzo • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #208

    Love the cards. My scraps are mostly sorted by color and some are cut into squares or other usable size pieces. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Marie J • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #209

    I have too big of a stash according to my husband! I know others have larger ones than I do, but mine is big enough to make some great things with Amanda’s book! I like to make scrappy pillows that coordinate with the quilts I make when they are gifts.

  • Mel J. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #210

    The cards are adorable 🙂 My scrap stash is not small, but not too big either (I’ve only been collecting them for a short time) and they are most definitely NOT organized, which I think needs to change if I’m ever going to use them. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Vicky • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #211

    My scrap stash is probably huge if it were all in one place! I can’t decide if I should sort by color, size or designer. Too many decisions!
    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Marcelle Stay • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #212

    Cute card! can’t wait to see more of your quilt when the secret is out. My scraps are organized by shape: strips, strings, triangles, 2″ squares, etc. Amanda Jean has really liberated my thinking about scraps.

  • anna • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #213

    do not have an established scrap stash yet, working on it though

  • Donna G • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #214

    I have a large stash of scraps. I used some of the scraps to make an improv quilt and am working on making the stash more organized. I love scrappy projects.

  • Teri • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #215

    I have a medium size stash and and only moderately organized.

  • Lucinda Broadway • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #216

    My scrap stash is fairly organized by sizes and colors, but there are always a couple of boxes that are still just full of unorganized scraps waiting for a quilt top!!

  • Terry • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #217

    My scrap stash is small and is sorted by color.

  • Delcia Rosenow • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #218

    I’ve been keeping my scraps, 2″ or larger, with the original fabric piece. Anything smaller is cut into small hexies for EPP. For now it makes it easier to find favorites–but then every fabric is a favorite!

  • Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #219

    Since I have two houses in two different states, I have two stashes and two sewing machines and multiple rulers and mats. No need to transport supplies. I am working on the organization part. kthurn@bektel.com

  • Pia Svendsen • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #220

    I organize my scrap different places… I have some in a drawer, and I have some in a box on my table… I don’t split i colours …yet 🙂

  • Jeanine • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #221

    I cut up scraps into different size squares, or cut them into 2, 2 1/2, or 2 1/4″ strips. I do sort my strips by color.

  • Aileen Kline • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #222

    So cute! What a great idea!!
    Aileen in Florida

  • Anne • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #223

    My stash is small by quilting standards but I still have enough to make several more quilts! Book looks great!

  • Karen A • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #224

    I have a healthy scrap stash that is not organized very well. I try to sort as the scraps are created, but they usually end up in a big basket that I have to dig through.

  • Sherry Purtell • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #225

    I have so many scraps, going back 10 plus years. No organization just a big mess. I love this card project. I used to make cards and will have to make some again. Thanks for the inspiration.
    I attended Amanda Jean’ scrap panel at QuiltCon this year. I have her first book and hope I win her new book.Love her.

  • Kerrie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #226

    My scrap stash is probably fairly small given that I haven’t been quilting a lot lately. Still organizing my time to make time for myself. My scraps are sorted into plastic zip lock bags loosely organized by colour but also by the projects they were gained from-this is sort of by colour as the projects were usually colour co-ordinated prints.

    I would love to make pincushions like Amanda Jean does to use my scraps. These would make great little gifts for friends as well as some for me.

  • from the Bellfry • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #227

    I love this quilt in Amanda Jean’s book! I am thinking Christmas quilt here…so many lovely quilts to make! I currently have my tiny scraps in one basket, but it’s about full so I have clear boxes to begin sorting by colors. My larger pieces of fabric that I’ve cut from are sorted by colors or fabric ranges. Thanks for another example of this one, and a chance to win the book!

  • Margaret N • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #228

    If only quilters realized what the words “Toss them” did to another quilters’ heart every time we read those words. You would never say them, never type them and you would know my address and you would generously send them on. lol. Mini heart attacks aren’t a laughing matter, i understand, but oh those tossed scraps would have a loving home.
    I love your quilt, it is beautiful and refreshing.

  • pennylanequilts • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #229

    My scrap stash is huge, but most of it is fairly organized.

  • Shari K. • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #230

    Small scrap stash and mostly strings in box, with precut squares separated by size. I cut 2″, 2.5″, 3″ and 5″ squares.

  • Hannah W • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #231

    my stash of scraps is still small and sadly rather a mess. your cards are adorable:)

  • Allison C • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #232

    I would say medium sized. I sort mine by color and then every once in a while Sew a bunch together.

  • Beth • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #233

    My scraps are a BIG MESS mostly. I do have some strips sorted by size and color and some small odd-shaped pieces in see-through shoe boxes. The rest is shoved into tubs, boxes, bags, closets, etc., etc., etc.

  • Dawn • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #234

    My very old scraps are organized in plastic shoe boxes by color or type (like batik). My newer scraps are also in boxes but more are just shoved into a big plastic lidded box and there is NO ORGANIZATION! I want to make scrap quilts but I have too much yardage and keep going back to those bigger scraps. Plus (ahem) buying more new fabric!

  • Kelly Paulson • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #235

    My scrappy collection is not huge, but it’s definitely big enough! It’s mostly organized by color, and I wish it were more tidy!

  • Trudy Baker • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #236

    I have a small scrap stash but am working on using it up. This book would be a great help!

  • Beth Strand • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #237

    My scrap stash is huge and getting bigger! I’m working away on a scrap vortex in an effort to play with it more!

  • Anne Eicher • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #238

    I can hardly stand to throw away any scraps… so I definitely have a lot collected over 20 years of sewing! 🙂 They are mostly all in boxes. Lately I have been working at using them up… Definitely putting this book on my wishlist!

  • janequiltsslowly • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #239

    My scraps are mostly in a big bin all together. I also have two smaller clear containers with low volume and colored tiny pieces that are too precious to throw away. I have used Bonnie Hunter’s scrap users system on occasion to whittle down the pile and have actually used the pre-cut and color sorted scraps for projects. Right now I am making large scrap slabs as my leader-ender to make a Scrap Vortex quilt that was inspired by Amanda Jean.

  • s bailey • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #240

    The book is inspiring! I save a lot but not 1/2 scraps kept in a teacup 🙂 serious dedication that

  • Hebe Paredes • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #241

    Mi escondite de recortes es pequeño y están ordenados por colores

  • spierssusan • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #242

    I don’t have too many scraps yet, I just started quilting last year-so I keep the larger pieces in covered bins and smaller pieces in zip-lock plastic storage bags. I keep every little piece-for paper-piecing-which I really enjoy doing. Thank you, Susan

  • Sue Laughton • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #243

    My scrap stash is not too big really, but it is a mess – no organization whatsoever!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Janet T • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #244

    My scrap stash is small as I try to keep small pieces with the larger pieces of the same fabric. (I always end up with more fabric than the pattern calls for.)

  • Carla schattle • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #245

    The cards are just darling! Thanks for the chance! Schattle@sbcglobal.net

  • Liz Teerlink • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #246

    Love the card idea. Use the funny shaped scraps to do something in a crazy patch block, It doesn’t matter what size or shape they are. Or, if they are big enough cut them into a standard block size. Happy quilting.

  • beadgirl • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #247

    Small and not organized. But still fun to play with!

  • gladys wahl • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #248

    My scraps are pretty well organized mostly my color, and layed flat so I don’t have to iron them before using
    I love scrap quilts and know that even the tiny ones want to be made into something useful

  • Lori M • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #249

    I save all my scraps! lol Not a giant stash…but good amount. I try to sort & be organized..but not super at keeping up with them. (they are like bunnies..new ones keep appearing :/

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too 😀

  • carol broughton • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #250

    My scrap stash is massive and while I am constantly digging through to make charity quilts for kids, it doesn’t seem to reduce in size. Still, I keep digging at it!

  • Diane • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #251

    Why yes, I do have quite a collection of scraps. 3 giant overflowing bins full! I think I really need this book…and some organizational tips for all those scraps! I’d love a chance to win a copy of the book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Lorene Holbrook • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #252

    Scrap size – BIG! Orangized – working on it constant! I sort by size.

  • Donna Bradbury • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #253

    Scrap stash here is minimal. However it is a mess! I would love to win this book.

  • Crazyquilteronabike • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #254

    Scrap stash? HUGE! And I love it. I can’t get enough of scraps and have been known to dive into the garbage at the end of a retreat to rescue fabric!

  • Lori Michel • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #255

    The note cards are such a cute idea….my scrap stash is medium as I use any pieces I can to make a 12.5″ string block then put it into my charity bin….when enough blocks are inside I make a quilt and take it to the local shelter …..

  • Karen Berrisford • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #256

    My scrap stash is pretty big, larger pieces are sorted in containers by color. The smaller pieces are separated into 3 containers (so far ) of 1.5, 2 and 2.5 inch squares. (karenbbsnow@gmail.com)

  • Megan • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #257

    My scrap stash is small and unorganized (it’s all just in one box). I’d love to do more with it though!

  • Bonnie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #258

    My scraps are in one overflowing bin..completely unorganized! Someday I’d love to cut them into squares or strips and then maybe I’d be more likely to use them..

  • Lisa Marie • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #259

    My scrap stash is big and mostly a mess. Some portions of it are sorted by color, but lots of it needs organization. Still, I dig through the mess and use my scraps often. I just love scrap quilts and projects and would love to have this book. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  • Shauna T • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #260

    my scrap stash is not that large, but also not that organized. Hopefully I will get better control of it before it gets too big.

  • Suzi in MI • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #261

    My scrap stash is small but seems to be growing at an alarming rate.

  • Swooze • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #262

    My stash is a huge mess. My daughter just moved back in and her room was my stash room! Yikes!

  • Erika W • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #263

    Medium-sorted by color in plastic drawers

  • peggysquiltsblog • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #264

    I love these cards! This is such a great idea!

  • Marcia B • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #265

    HOORAY! So excited Amanda published another book! 🙂
    My scraps are organized by color and size. When I get an overwhelming amount of a specific scrap (for example: 2 1/2″ squares), I sift through my patterns looking for a pattern that is 2 1/2″ square friendly… in hopes of chiseling down that scrap collection! But I think my scraps are like bunnies: they seem to MULTIPLY!! LOL

  • Deborah A • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #266

    My scrap stash is relatively large compared to my regular stash because I often receive gifts of other people’s unwanted scraps. I laughingly say I run a Home for Unwanted Fabric. I’m getting pickier because I can’t have my craft supplies take up so much room that I have no space to make stuff.

  • A.J.M. Bouwman • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #267

    Just one big plastic bin filled with scraps, it is pretty full, so time to make another quilt using some scraps

  • June @ QuiltQuest • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #268

    Oh my gosh, my stash is huge. Mostly filled with fabrics I inherited from my Godmother and mother – so not all cotton, not all cool modern new stuff. But they provide with lots of opportunity to learn and to sew scrappy! A few summers ago I bought a lot of different whites on whites so things look a little more recent now! I have it sort of organizing with strips by color on hangers, and then boxes or drawers of things by color. But still it’s a mess most of the time. This book would be fun – thanks so much for the chance!

  • Tamara Williams • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #269

    Looks like there are alot of new ideas for scraps! I keep most of mine that are small in a basket and it’s time to use some. Most of my quilts are scrap, always been my favorite.

  • PJW • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #270

    Such a resourceful way to use up all the scraps. My scrap stash is a hodge podge in storage but this should work through a lot of them.

  • Kristine J • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #271

    My scrap stash is a large see through container, one for small scraps and one for larger scraps.

  • Ilana • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #272

    My scrap stash is large and messy. I’ve been making a lot of string blocks and now I plan to make slab blocks. This blog hop is motivating me to finally organize my scraps.

  • Barbara • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #273

    My scrap stash is large and disorganized!

  • Janet Best • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #274

    This book looks great, and I love your scrap busting ideas. My scrap stash is big and very unorganized! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Wilhelmina • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #275

    As a relatively new quilter, my scrap stash is small but growing. It’s time to figure out what the heck to do with it…

  • Renee • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #276

    My scrap stash is relatively small. I try to keep on top of it, but it sometimes gets away from me. Can’t wait to use them on a scrappy project. 😉

  • pennylanequilts • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #277

    My scrap stash is very large, as I mostly make scrap quilts. I organize mostly by color, size, or squares cut to usable sizes. The multicolor scraps always get a bit out of control…I think I need to do a value quilt to use some of them up! (Love your idea of making cheerful card holiday cards.)

  • Maureen • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #278

    Right now I’m just filling up plastic bins. One for larger pieces, one for medium, and one for small. They’re getting out of hand though, so I need to use some up &/or organize them better.

  • Nancy • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #279

    My stash is fairly large and I attempt to keep them by the quilt they were used in but find I take those collections apart because I know the piece I need is in a certain place and after awhile there is an organized disorganization happening.

  • Katia Barcelo • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #280

    my scrap stash is small so I have just 3 boxes warm, cool and solids

  • Madalyn Lind • 7 months ago
    COMMENT #281

    I love that itty bitty nine patch! She’s so good!

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