Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Simply Strings Book Review + Giveaway!

At the International Quilt Market a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rana Heredia.  She is the author of Simply Strings, a fabulous new book geared towards using up scraps.


I was quite taken with her book because, well, the scraps seem to be never ending around here.  So using them up is a concept I can get behind!


I like to keep my scraps in jars, as many of you know.  I divide them up by color into 6 different jars.  The colors I use the most are in these large jars.  I also have 3 smaller jars just like them with yellows and oranges, blacks and greys, and browns.


I like many of the projects in Simply Strings.  There are a few that I could see myself making, such as this one (below) called, Organic.  I've been itching to do a bit of improve piecing (since I've never really done it before).  I think this pattern is perfect for that, yet there is still some order to the overall pattern.


Twinkle Toes is another one of the projects that I've got my eye on.  I'm thinking I may have to make this with bright scraps for the stars and low volume scraps (pieced in the same manner) for the background.  Wouldn't that be cute?!?


These look really fun.  I think the patterns in Simply Strings are a great way to empty out some of my jars - and make room for more scraps!  'Cause you know there will be more - LOL!


Rana was so kind to GIVE me not one, but two copies of Simply Strings and I would looove to give one away to one of you, my quilty friends!


So let's do a giveaway okay?  Leave a comment below telling me how you organize your scraps and I'll pick a winner later this week.

You can stop by Rana's website, Sewn Into The Fabric, to see more photos from her book or to purchase your own copy of Simply Strings.

Also, be sure to stop by April Rosenthal's blog today for the next stop on my VINTAGE VIBE Blog Tour. A little birdie told me she's doing a giveaway too!  

Happy quilting!
~ Amber



148 comments:

Linda said...

HI,this book looks neat! I keep my strings in baskets sorted by colors>they can accumulate! Thanks for sharing!

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paront1222@comcast.net said...

I'm terrible at scrap sorting. I have a big bin next to my cutting table that I just throw scraps in. When I'm doing a scrap project I take some time at night and iron and cut into the sizes I need.
I love how you sort into those big jars. I have one of them but I just don't have the room in my sewing room to keep them.....

I love string quilts and have started making 2...one a plain old string quilt, the other is a pineapple quilt using up strings...

Peggy in NJ

Crickets Corner said...

Organize? I keep mine in a three bins and they are more or less by color.

babiesdoc said...

i didn't know I was supposed to organize strings
they are in a box marked strings. I thought that was pretty good until I saw your lovely color sorted jars.

I like the vine made of strings

barbara woods said...

i use freezer bags for mine, thanks

Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

All right...let me be the first to say I organize scraps by putting them all in the same container. That is it. But that is still a step I would venture that some others don't even bother with, so I sit proudly. Love the pictures of this book...looks like a lot of inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mom C said...

Love your scrap jars and the quilts. One of my favorite things to do is just sew scraps together. It would be nice to have a plan when I sew them. Thanks

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I like to sort them by colour. Big and small pieces live together. I should iron them one day.... Looks like a fab book!

Anita said...

I organize my scraps by color as well but I store mine in storage bins. That books looks perfect scrap inspiration. I really need to get busy and use some of my scraps.

Kristen Willard said...

I use baskets from Ikea. I love make strippy quilts!

magistra said...

I'm afraid my scraps are all stuffed into one basket right now. I'm a new quilter so I'm just getting to the realization that this isn't really working. I like how you have yours divided by color, I think I might try that. It looks really pretty in the jars!
Beth
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Teri said...

Organize? Me?

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Marcella Tarpley said...

My husband built me a caddy on wheels to hold my 8 plastic storage cases. Each case holds a different color. Photo on my website...notsewseriousewgal@weebly.com

Joyce Carter said...

This looks like an awesome book to have. I could use more ideas on using up my scraps. Thank you for the giveaway.
I have my scraps stored in see through containers that I purchased from Walmart. I try to cut my leftover pieces from my projects as I go.I have cut them into squares from 1 1/2 inches to 3 1/2 inches and sorted them according to size. I also have strips of various sizes. Odd shaped smaller pieces are placed into another container for making crumble blocks. This system seems to work out very well for me.

Mary W Quilts said...

I'm not organized when it comes to the scraps. I keep them in a big bin. It's getting jam packed. Time to make something?

Ruth said...

Whoops, I forgot to tell you that I have NO method of organizing my strings and I really need to deal with this. I have bags of strings all over the place.

Julia said...

Number 1! No chance here but thanks for the giveaway!

Lori V said...

I am currently organizing my scraps. I love your jars! I would love ideas from this book to use them up! Thank you!

Sigi G said...

I just LOVE your jars and how you quickly put those scraps in their place. They look so pretty!!
I store my smaller scraps 1" to 2 1/2" in 4 smaller baskets and anything larger gets placed with its color in bigger stack-able baskets. Sometimes I will keep Fabric Lines in their separate baskets till I use them in projects and 'whittle' them down to size :)!
I just LOVE the 'House' quilt in the new book and would make that first!!

Melody said...

I sort my scraps by size then color. I have a bin of larger scraps and smaller bins of scraps sorted by color. I also have a drawer of strings for quick access. Thank you for sharing this book.

Afton Warrick said...

I have a bucket of unsorted scraps, and scraps folded and sorted by color in a bin.

Susan said...

well, now that I have seen your scraps, I now will just use jars! Okay, this may get lengthy.....I have a draw set with each draw holding the 1.25, up to 2.5 cut strips, I have a suitcase that holds charms and that size cut leftovers, I have another suitcase filled with the stuff that I am toooo lazy to cut up right away or they really don't fit a size but I can't throw it out!! And, you didn't ask, but I would be making that adorable house quilt on the cover just because it is sooooo fun looking!!!!

Anita said...

I keep my scraps sorted by color in plastic bins.

The book looks fabulous!

Erin Marie said...

I cut my scraps into a few sizes. I'm still figuring out which sizes I'll actually use. I do have a whole basket full of strings of various lengths and widths. Still looking for the perfect project to start using those up with.

Sharon said...

My small scraps are in baskets and bins sorted by color, not near as pretty as your jars. I want to make a string quilt and the ones you've shown from the book are talking to me :).

Sarah G said...

I don't organize them & that's becoming a problem. : )

Janet M said...

I sort scraps by color also but I use clear plastic shoe boxes that are stackable. It is easier for me to make something with a piece of fabric that's already been chopped up. Let's face it - I have a hard time cutting into new fabric. I'm afraid I'll need it for something else and not have enough!

leanne said...

this book looks fabulous and I need to use my scraps - I have my scraps in plastic boxes - not as nice as your glass jars ! I sort by colour and I really need to use them up ! thanks so much for the giveaway

Claudia said...

Right now my scraps are just stored in a plastic bag. I want to at least sort them by color. I just hate throwing them away and love paper piecing and improv as ways to use them up. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cynthia said...

I have a container for l l/2", l l/2" and 3 l/2" scraps and squares, assorted by color. I cut lots of them into 5", 7" and 10" squares too. I'm able to use my scraps up much more easily this way :) That book looks great!

Joan Kubes said...

I have a cart on rollers that has slide out trays. I organize them by colors.

greycatquilts.com said...

I'm very conscientious about my scraps.

Firstly, I tend to identify anything fat-quarter sized or smaller as a scrap. I then cut as many 5", 3" and 2.5" squares as possible out of those scraps. Anything odd remaining after, gets cut into strips that are 3/4" to 2" in width.

The squares get sorted into plastic shoe boxes by color. The strips go into a larger plastic container, as I've been working on a large scrappy string project for quite a while.

Mary Howland said...

I cut some of my scraps into 1 1/2" squares and then triangles so I can make a finished 3" nine patch variation. I sort them itno small boxes by light trianlges, dark triangles, light squares, and dark squares. Then I pull out a batch and use them as Leader/Ender (Bonnie Hunter's idea) sewing. The book looks like so much fun.

Jodi said...

They all go into one big basket. Sometimes if I am working with a particular fabric line I will keep them together in a plastic Baggie and then throw it in the basket with the other scraps.

Rebecca said...

You know those large trash cans on wheels? I have bags of colors in that can and the lid can no longer be shut down on it... I need some scrappy inspiration!

Clare said...

This book looks like a must. I would love to be in the draw for giveaway.
I have my scraps in a draw but have started pressing to cut to sizes but also use these for applique.So unless have a project in mind they have stayed in draw. Love your jar idea. I must get some large jars. A rainbow display when not in use.

OhioLori said...

What a fun book! Love how YOU organize your scraps!! So pretty too!

Have to admit, I have a few Rubbermaid bins, and small stacked plastic drawers for my scraps. Aren't as organized as I would like ...but are contaoned mostly by size of scrap..lol

Quilting Momma said...

I love your jars! I have a huge wicker basket under my desk that is driving me CRAZY! I love how my blogger friends have such great ideas! The book is a bonus! Thanks for the chance to win! There's a wicker basket screaming to join some new quilts!

Teresa said...

I need a method for organizing scraps and have been thinking that strips would work best for me. I would absolutely love to have this book!

Kathy E. said...

I wish I could say I am just as organized as you with my scraps. At the moment, my scraps are kept in a wire basket...lots of "arms and legs" poke through the holes begging to be used and loved again in another project. I am totally intrigued with the photos here, especially the leaves on a vine! I want to do that!

Ginny Worden said...

I cut scraps into strips and squares in sizes I use the most, at least that's what I try to do.

Sarah said...

I keep scraps in an ice cream pail; what I consider a scrap is something too small to be neatly folded back with the rest of the fabric. When the pail gets full, I cut them up into 2 inch squares. Otherwise, I go to the scrap pail to try to find something that works for a project before unfolding something else. I LOVE you jars; so beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

Carol said...

My scraps are organized by color in ziploc bags. Not pretty, but they don't take up much room.

Karen said...

I am currently sorting my scrap by color families in white plastic bins but I really like your jar system! Very decorative! I may have to rethink this.

Kanoelani said...

I organize my scraps in a drawer. Each color has it's own bin. Thank you for the giveaway!

cakegirl said...

Everything goes in a big plastic bin. No rhyme or reason.
Thanks for the giveaway.



Kate said...

I am just starting to quilt so all my scraps are in a big popcorn-style tin together. I love the pretty way you store and sort yours!

MaryBeth said...

Umm, does throwing them in a huge shopping bag or 3 count as organizing??

Eliza said...

I organize my scraps in two drawers -- warm and cool colors. And my children claim as many as they can for their own projects

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have those inexpensive plastic 3 drawer rolling bins from Walmart or Target. My daughter made me cute labels for each bin that shows the color. They are no attractive, but they serve their purpose. I also like that I can remove the drawers and dig through. Thanks for the giveaway! I love making scrappy quilts.

lefuntz said...

My scraps are a disorganized mess tossed into plastic tubs stored in my closet. I love your jars and wish I had the space to decorate my sewing room with them but my sewing room is my living room.

Renea said...

This book would be great for me. My favorite type of quilt to make are string quilts. I organize my fabric by colors and strip sizes. Thanks for the great giveaway.

PK Sews said...

I love your idea of pretty jars of scraps! I keep all of mine in plastic totes. But you are inspiring me to change that. This book looks awesome. I'd love to use my scraps in such beautiful projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

hiyacinth said...

I cut scraps into strips and save the strings separately. I wish I had them sorted by color, but maybe someday!

Mary Howland said...

I cut some scraps into squares and triangles to make a modified nine patch ending up to be q 3" finished block. I have separate small containers for light triangles, light squares, dark trinagles, and dark squares. I try to have some nearby so I can be amking a block as I chain sew my other project (Quitsville.com idea). The quilter's last name is Hunter, I think her first name is Bonnie. I hate this when I can't pull out names as quickly as I used to be able to do. Thanks for the great post.

Anna said...

Great book. The ideas look so cute. I organize my scraps by size in clear plastic boxes that were designed to be used for scrapbook papers but I use them for FABRIC!

della hurley said...

My scraps are not in beautiful jars like yours but in plastic tubs - I might just get that book if I dont win it and use some of my scraps up! Thanks for opportunity. The star pattern is drawing me in. I normally don't do scrappy quilts so might be a good thing to stretch myself.

Sew Much Good said...

Every so often I sort my scraps by color and put them in my open bins but more often than not I just put them out of site until I need something and them I go hunting. I am organized about lots of things but not this. It's on my to do sometime list. :)

Ella said...

I have all my scraps in a tall kitchen garbage can that happens to be pink!! A clean one of course!! This is what I need to get ideas on how to get rid of them, the can is full!!!

Veronika said...

I love your scrap organization method! So pretty! I just keep my scraps in a plastic box so far, as I am still fairly new to sewing. But I think I'll definitely adopt your method within the next few months!

Shirley Lupton said...

I have big plastic bins that I keep all the same color in each of them. I have so many bins with all one color and the threads go back in the same color bin. I hope that makes sense.

Beth said...

I keep my scraps in a huge rattan clothes hamper. Totally impractical. I'm trying to find a shelving unit/basket combo so I can sort by color. No jars for me, as our rambunctious pup and curious cats would be sure to create havoc with them.

I love the Organic pattern, and the little houses. Thanks for the chance to win this great new book.

KMSC said...

Organize my what? I throw everything into a plastic tub and hope for the best.
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Buncobuddy said...

I've only been quilting since May, so I haven't accumulated tons of scraps YET, but what I have are in large plastic bags by color. Thanks for a great giveaway.

nancym said...

Ziplock bags organized by color for my larger scraps and strings by length. Love the quilts in this book!

Dawn said...

I have two big Ikea boxes, one for holiday and one for everything else. They are so full I jam the scraps into the hand hold holes. Plus multiple boxes from Joann's. I need help!

Iris said...

I made scrapbaskets per colour (see my finishes 2014 page on my blog) a la Sunday morning Quits. Thanks for sharing I do love putting them (my scraps) to use as well!

GranChris said...

I have bins of color scraps in my closet.

Gram999 said...

I cut my scraps according to Bonnie Hunter's method. Squares, rectangles & strips of certain sizes stored in boxes. The strips designated for string quilts go in a long box according to their length. I just finished a King string quilt, & I'm working on a Queen size for the guest room. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book.

SpindleWay said...

Try to manage my scraps by ironing them at the end of each quilting day and then cutting them into strips, squares or rectangles and store by size in snaplock bags. So far I'm really good at collecting and sorting them and not so good at using them up so this book sounds just perfect.

Thim3 said...

I would love to win this book...I really like making string quilts and would like some other ideas to use up my strings with. I keep my strings in plastic containers and I don't really have a method as to what size goes in the containers....I just like to sort through them as I sew a project. Thank you for the giveaway
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Nicky said...

Sorted into boxes by colour and neutrals - one big mess but I'm no working on using them up and encouraging others through #scraptastictuesday - so this book would be very welcome!

Camille Mendel said...

I have very little organization. They all get dumped into one big basket, waiting for me to trim and sort. Thanks for the review. Camille@camillesquilting.com

Linda said...

Leftovers are put into plastic drawers by color and then when I get around to it I cut them into the largest size I can cut up to 3". Those go into plastic containers marked 2", 2.5", etc. sewgratefulquilts@yahoo.com

Patricia said...

A great book, would love it. My scraps are in baskets and are left together from the project.

Patricia C

lag123 said...

I'm terrible. I just use ziploc bags.

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charlotte said...

I have plastic shoe boxes all sorted by colors and I try to keep strips in one box by themselves. Looks like a great book.

Tom Cranford said...

This book looks like a very interesting read. I organize my scraps by color ways in zip locks bags in a basket.
I enjoy reading your blog and thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away! :)
Tom
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Miss Nancy said...

I keep my small scraps with any big scraps of the same fabric in a stack on the closet shelf. Not much organization really. Thank you for this great giveaway.
Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

memeenh said...

I keep all my strings in one big container, not organized by color. I like your idea to showcase them, if only I had the room! The cover quilt is beautiful.

Cathy Wilson said...

Cathy W.
I'm just getting started in quilting and trying very hard to keep scraps under control as I go! I have plastic drawers w. Strips/squares sorted by width- 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3 inches, & wider. Right now , they're sorted into darks & lights but I foresee that evolving into diff. colors as I progress. Would love to win this book b/c I love scrappy & a string quilt is definitely on my to-do list! Thanks!

Sheila said...

I have 9 clear plastic shoe boxes that I keep track of my scraps in. Thanks for a chance to win.

legato1958 said...

I am rather sloppy with my scraps... I put them in plastic baggies in a big bin. ( Now it is overflowing! Oops!)
Susie

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

Organize? Scraps? Just tossed them in a box, waiting for a day off to sit on the floor and iron them and organize them by colour on different boxes.

Thanks

Betsy said...

Haphazard. Sometimes I just fold it back into my fabric and other times I'll put them in a bin. I like your idea of jars.

Andrea York said...

Your jars are so pretty and you can see what's in them which makes them really useful! I'm a beginner so I don't have many scraps yet-what I do have are all in a box!

Chris said...

My sewing room is the one place I'm not very organized! My strips go into whichever jar has the most space! I love your jars by color, looks like an organization day is in my future! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Dawn said...

I''m new to sewing, but I have started putting scraps in plastic bags according to color, then I store them in small see through plastic bins. Eventually I want use an oversized binder I have, and get clear zippered pouches for binders and keep my scraps in the binder.
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Needled Mom said...

That looks like a great book. My strings are in a huge basket, but I really need to sort them out by color.

Nettie said...

This new book looks like a "keeper"!
I organize some of my fabrics in color sort, in those photo boxes that you can get fairly inexpensively. They stack nicely and have a label in the end.

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Jan said...

I fold mine into small squares and keep them in boxes. This book looks wonderful. Thanks so much.

Jan Baker said...

I am not that organized although I love my scraps and can't throw them away. I have a large crate under my cutting table and throw everything in there. When it's full I start seeing them together. I love this book. The ideas are wonderful.

Laura said...

I love how you display your scraps! I sort by color too, however I keep them in plastic shoe boxes. I love the vine quilt! This book looks great; I have always wanted to use my scraps, but haven't found the pattern for me. Until now. :)

Donna W said...

Looks like a fantastic book. I keep my strings in clear plastic totes. Larger scraps are in a plastic cabinet that has drawers and are sorted by size. Thanks

Gill said...

What a great book - I love Organic!

C Franklin said...

I too use one of the plastic 3 drawer carts on wheels for fabric storage. I sort scraps by color in gallon bags. What a great giveaway opportunity! Thanks for sharing!

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juliehallfeldhaus said...

I have clear totes with my fabric stashed according to color. My scraps at mixed in with the rest:) Looks like a fun book. Thanks

Jeanice Shelley said...

I keep my scraps in bins that always seem to be overflowing! Thanks for the give away!

Snow said...

I cut scraps into squares: 10, 5, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3, 2.5, and 2 inches. I also cut 2 1/2" strips. These are sorted by color in a large plastic storage bin with drawers. Any longer strips left over go into a plastic bag for an eventual string quilt. Any small rectangles or squares go into a plastic bag for an eventual ticker tape quilt or item.

delaineelliott said...

Unfortunately, my scraps are just thrown into 1 big drawer - not organized at all. Thanks!

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SewCalGal said...

Oh boy do I have scraps that are calling out for this book. Looks like a super fun book.

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Florence Morse said...

I cut my scraps into squares and logs. Smallest being 2" and the largest 5" and 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" logs. I love scrappy quilts.

Christine M said...

I just keep my scraps in a box and rummage through it when I want a small piece of something.

Lisa Marie said...

My scraps and strings are only partly organized. I do have bags of strips and small pieces sorted by color. And a box of light colored 2 1/2" strips and a box of dark ones. But I also have the big "I'll sort these later" bin.

Tricia said...

Wish I organized my scraps, they are all in an can under my cutting table, this book may just inspire me to separate them 😆

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Amber, When I make the scraps, I put them into a smallish shopping bag. Then, when I start running out of space, I take a couple of hours to cut them into squares, rectangles and strips. Then I put them with the other scraps. When I need a one-inch square, I just go to the correct bag and Voila!

AngieSue said...

I keep all my 2.5 inch strips together, then I just throw large, medium, and small scraps into separate bins. I'm currently working on a string quilt to empty out the bins a little!

Joey Wong said...

I use baskets n ziplock bags.

Nancy said...

I put my strips in 1", 1-1/2", 2" and 3" clear plastic draws. They are getting full so I need to use them. Looks like a wonderful book. Would love to win it. Nancy P.

Nancy Mayes said...

What a good idea for a book - would love to have it! My scraps are not so well organized, but I could get behind the glass jar idea for sure - makes a good room decoration as well as sorting method. My scraps are partially sorted by whether they are strips that I could use in a strip Godseye, but otherwise, they are just in a big covered storage bin---YIKES! -Nancy Mayes

grammajudyb said...

My scraps are sorted by size. 2.5 strips are in a basket, 2' strips in a recycled popcorn tin, 1.5 strips in a recycled ice cream bucket and the rest, odd triangles, strips smaller that 1.5 are in a handled bag that sits underneath my ironing board. I need this book, the bag and basket are full, time to make something.

Lin's Quilts said...

My stash is sorted by color in Tupperware-type boxes. My scraps, however, are not sorted at all. I have boxes and bags full. It would be so good if I got into it and started cutting them into usable sizes. Alas...

Kathy H said...

Looks like a fun book. I keep my scraps in plastic boxes by color.

Maryjo said...

This book looks like a great one to have! I do keep scraps but tend to cut them and keep them in plastic cubes...like Bonnie Hunter. At least it works for me. Your jars are beautiful though! Love your inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

Lesley said...

I have 9 plastic drawers organized by color

Christi said...

I am not sure this will qualify as sorting scraps, but it is how i do it! I place mine in a brown box that is in sewing room and then rummage around looking for what i have.

Tabitha Keener said...

I would love to win a copy, it looks awesome! I use old golfer coffee cans and label them with what color is in there. I like your way better, but I get more cans than I do glass jars. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Claudia said...

I also save scraps....I save too many. This looks like some more great ideas to use up my scraps. Can't wait to see the book.
Thanks for sharing.

Sonya said...

My scraps are in a set of clear storage drawers. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Vicki H said...

I have my scraps in clear plastic shoe boxes usually be strip size.

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I have no system! Some squares in ziplocks, others mixed.i love your jars! I just finished a string quilt. Would love the book.

TaraB said...

Since I'm moving all my scraps, fabric, tools, etc are in moving boxes. It is currently driving me NUTS!

But really I use small fabric boxes by color to sort my scraps - although I'm thinking with my move I may buy some cute jars to use

Anne said...

I have some scraps have cut into 5 inch squares. I the majority are all in a bin in loose sections for colors. I might be taking your idea with the cookie jars, so cute!

Cathy said...

My scraps are sorted by size. Once I get further along in my sorting, I can see sorting by color too, but so far, size is working for me.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I love the idea of this book. I sort my scraps by size, and then again I have a big bag full of scraps that I haven't sorted yet! I need help. cdahlgren at live dot com

Lisa Crowley said...

This looks like a nice book for using up some fabrics. I have all of my strings in decorative photo boxes with labels of the color each one contains. The boxes are on shelves in my sewing room. The only problem is that sometimes I forget them up there!

Susan said...

I keep my scraps organized by size; 5" squares, 3 1/2" squares, and 2" squares, along with long pieces. I'm new to quilting so I don't have a lot of scraps.

Kristy said...

Wow, that book looks wonderful. I organize my scraps in clear plastic shoebox size lidded containers by color family. I recently moved into my new home, and this move has instigated this need for order in my new sewing studio.

Anita said...

Great book! My scraps are all jumbled together in one bin. Time for a little organization.

Chris said...

I organize (and I use the term loosely) my scraps in large zip lock bags. I have blue, green, black/gray/white, yellow/orange, purple/pink, Christmas, and miscellaneous.

PMookie said...

I am retiring in early 2015 and on my 'live' list - don't care for the word 'bucket' - is sewing for HOURS every day. Great opportunity to organize my scraps and use them. This book would come in handy. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Rachel said...

I'd like to say my scraps are all beautifully organised but at the moment they're in ziploc bags, sorted by colour. Not very pretty, but it's practical. One day I'll make some fabric baskets for them :)

Dixie said...

I have a huge bag by my cutting table and the scraps land in there....also orphan blocks from UFOs that will never get a family! :)
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Deb Brewer said...

What an amazing giveaway. I would love this book! As for scraps, I am a nightmare - all in one box together! No organisation at all!

Lisa said...

I have 8 of the plastic shoe box containers and my scraps are sorted by color. It makes my life so easy when I'm hunting small pieces in certain colors! thanks for the giveaway!

Victoria said...

All my scraps...and they have to be pretty tiny before I call them scraps...get tossed into a basket. When I get enough I press them & fold them by colour, bag them & put them on the free table at the Guild.

rita siavelis said...

I am not very organized. Everything is in a jumble in my cabinet

Mama Said Sew said...

I love your jars! My scraps are organized by color into plastic shoe boxes. It works for me, but isn't nearly as fun as your jars. ;)

Melody said...

I keep mine in bags.

Carol C Thomas said...

Love the many string projects and book.

Mae Long said...

Looks like a fabulous book. Great projects for scraps.
Thank you for the giveaway.
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rosewendy said...

I am new to patchwork and quilting and surprised at the amazing number of scraps that are accumulating...and I now realise the value of every single piece. At present I keep them in transparent plastic bags, more or less sorted by colour but I love your glass jar idea so might just try that and have them on display too.

Nancy B said...

Right now my scraps are in a basket on the floor. Not much is organized. The book looks like fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

Renee G said...

I put mine in clear rubbermaid shoeboxes by color.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

would love to win this - I love scrappy quilts.

Mary Jane Link said...

I wish I could say my scraps are organized in some way or another but right now they are just tossed all together. I have several of the large jars that you use maybe this is the impetuous I need toe get organized, thanks so much!

Mary Bolton said...

I cut all my "leftovers" into strips of 1 1/2, 2 & 2 1/2 widths...they hang clipped together with binder clips where I can see them. Don't like them squished together in boxes.

Wendi said...

Mine are all mixed in a big tub right now, hopefully when I get my new sewing/craft room complete I will have it more organized