I’ve been working on cleaning up and organizing my workroom after a couple crazy months. One of yesterday’s projects was scrap management (snort, that sounds hilarious, but with the amount I sew, it’s a really big issue). I try to not waste fabric but no matter how hard you try, scraps are just a part of sewing.
Top row (l to r): pink, red, orange, yellow
Middle row: green, brown/black/grey, purple, to random to actual sort plus silk and flannel
Bottom row: white, blue, selvedges
The small buckets are 30qt (16.8″ x 13.3″ x 11.3″) and the large buckets are 71 qt (23.3″ x 18.7″ x 12.3″).
Not pictured: the random 1/4-1 yard cuts that have no real use anymore… you know when all the other fabrics from that collection are gone and you still have a large cut of one print left?
It totals 119.8 pounds (102.3 in buckets, 17.5 in random cuts) .
One yard of quilting cotton is about 4.5 ounces.
My calculator tells me that if I put all these scraps edge to edge that would total 425.95 yards. I hope I did the math wrong on that. I really, really hope I did the math wrong.
I wonder what I can make with all that. Hmmm…
(and this doesn’t include my guesstimate of over *400* pounds on my fabric shelves… I hope Sean doesn’t read this…)