A Fabric Scraps Sorting Sunday

Here in Michigan it was raining most of the day and it seemed like a good time to sort through my fabric scraps.

Sometimes it seems like my sewing room is getting over taken by the various piles of scraps and material.

Assorted Fabric Scraps

These two pictures are just a small sampling of the scraps I have and need to sort through.

Fabric Scraps Basket

Accuquilt makes cutting up the various fabric pieces a much easier job.

Today I pulled out my 1 1/2 square die #55470 and started laying my fabric scraps on top.

Accuquilt Die #55470

What I really love about cutting with my Accuquilt is I don’t have to square my fabric up or worry about the dangling odd shapes. I do make sure to count the fabric layers and not go over six layers as recommended by Accuquilt.

Fabric Scraps On Die

After I run the die through my Go Big, I rub the cutting mat and then move it off so I can pull the waste away from my squares and then move my cut squares into the shoe box where I will be storing them.

My newly cut squares and waste scraps

After sorting and cutting for about an hour, I had a nice amount of 1 1/2 squares that I could start sewing into nine patches.

My Current Collection of 1 1/2 Squares

Sewing together 1 1/2 squares is a bit of a challenge because they are small to work with. I know I would not attempt to make these small blocks if I didn’t have the Accuquilt system to cut them out.

Nine Patches Made From 1 1/2 inch Squares

I am trying to challenge myself and grow in my piecing skills.

I saw a quilt that was using these small nine patches along with a 1/2 square triangle and thought I’d start making one.

Nine Patch & 1/2 Square Triangle (Picture from the internet.)

If you would like to learn more about Accuquilt cutters and dies, check out my other posts on Accuquilt. Well that is how I spent my Sunday. If there is a quilting topic or product you would like me to write about, please be sure to drop me a line at sewingsheshed@mail.com.



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2 thoughts on “A Fabric Scraps Sorting Sunday

  1. Turning Those Smaller Quilt Scraps Into Scrap Quilts - Sewing She Shed

    […] If I tried to cut all this fabric with my rulers and rotary cutter it would take me a good part of my morning. Using my cutter and dies makes the task go much quicker. I wrote about using this a while back in my post A Fabric Scraps Sorting Sunday. […]

  2. Controlling Fabric Scraps - Sewing She Shed

    […] I love my AccuQuilt system for handling this task. I wrote about cutting scraps in my blog posts A Fabric Scraps Sorting Sunday and Turning Those Smaller Quilt Scraps Into Scrap […]

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