Saturday, January 31, 2015

Scraps

I've been using my AccuQuilt to make sense of my scrap bin(s). I've been cutting scraps into 2 1/2" squares, 2 1/2" HSTs, and 4 1/2" squares. These are all from the Value Die that comes with the Go Cutter.

This container was full to overflowing.



Now I'm starting to see the bottom of the container. I have at least one more container like this. I would save my scraps because, you know, I was going to make something from them someday. Ummm, yeah! But they were such a mess, I never even tried. But I kept adding to them.

Now this is what I have


Th 2 1/2" boxes are starting to get full. I'll start putting them thru the machine as leaders and enders randomly, I think.

I'm really enjoying the AccuQuilt. I hesitated about getting one--would I really use it, etc.  Well the answer is Yes!

Some people have said that the AccuQuilt makes too much waste out of your scrap. My waste is really quite small. The pieces I am throwing out are slivers. I don't feel wasteful at all.

Thanks,
Lin

3 comments:

gram k said...

I read today to put slivers in onion mesh bags for birds to nest with...no waste at all!

Cheryl said...

That is a great way to use your scraps and have them at the ready for your next project.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I've had an AccuQuilt in mind as my reward for working down my UFO Collection. I would love to try some tumbler quilts and the thought of quickly cutting perfect triangles for oodles of HSTs makes me giddy. I'm glad to read about how much you like yours.