This is a photo of my scrap basket. I've had this basket for a little over 3 years and this is the first time I have seen it empty since the day I brought it into my sewing room. I should have taken a photo of it before I started! It took me all day to get it empty, my shoulders are tired and my eyes are crossed but it's a job I can mark off my list for this week.
It holds lots of scraps. There were 4 pieces of yardage that are the thin fabrics so I hunked them up for string block foundations. Then all the other fabric was cut into 2 1/2" strips--my bin was almost emtpy, bricks, squares and half squares, 2" strips and strings.
My plan is to stay on top of my scraps now. I have a couple of zip bags full that need to be taken care of and I probably have others stashed but for now I'm feeling pretty darn good. I do know there is one bag from this summer when I bought a bag of scraps. Oh, I buy scraps! When you can cram a bag full of fabrics you don't have for only a few bucks, that's a bargain. I passed up a super sale this summer when the lady said I could have the whole basket for $5. It was the same size as my basket and I've kicked myself in the hinnie every since. I was trying to be so good. That will never happen again! I'll buy the darn scraps.
I collect scraps, I make scrap quilts, it's what I love, it's what I do, it's what I'll continue to do! Who will the next one be for? I don't know, I'll figure it out when I figure it out.