Phase TWO happened when the scrap bin filled up...
.....and I caught myself
looking for another one!
(for the Phase ONE post, click here )
[at this time, I still had older scrap pieces
still folded up with like fabric in the color bins. My scrap bin was
ONLY scraps from recent projects]
searching for ideas.... and decided to use a small plastic 3 drawer
chest I already had for specific sized small scraps.
Something I read called
for saving 2.5" strips.....
and I had seen several patterns for 2"
and then of my scraps I had some that were ALMOST 2
so I ended up with 3 drawers: 1.5", 2", and 2.5"
small tubs for 3 inch pieces and for "over 3".... (and of course, my
original scrap bin!) Each time I cut on a project, I put the scraps
away appropriately and pulled a handful of scraps from the original bin
to trim up and put away.
So... I then had
one 3-drawer chest for 3 different size pieces of fabric
one small shoebox-sized bin for "3-inches and over" pieces
and the original scrap bin
So KEY to begin.....
SOME way to sort and start.
Don't worry about finishing or getting it
right - just begin to organize in a way that makes sense to you.
Your own system will evolve if you keep a it..
I have a few more posts in this series...... so.... how did I move to phase 3?