This weekend, I had to clear out my 1 1/2” strip bin. It was overflowing. I try to follow Bonnie’s Scrap User’s System. I cut mostly 2 1/2” and 2” strips but always try to get a 1 1/2” strip or two as well. I’m realizing that I don’t use 1 1/2” strips. Hence the overflowing bin. Here’s what it looked like Saturday morning:
I spent most of Saturday and Sunday taming these strips. Here’s what I accomplished:
At the end of the day Sunday, 42 4.5” x 6.5” blocks ready to be bordered on two sides with a solid and a top is born. And:
I had previously bought the Eleanor Burns Braid pattern/ruler with my 50% off coupon at Joann’s and said why can’t this work on 1.5” strips too. And, sure enough it does. I love these. I’ll keep going until I get the length I want. I’m thinking a quilt with three braids and solid sashing.
At the end of the weekend, I still had a drawer full of strips but it’s only about 3/4 full and all the strips are 18” or longer. Much more useful.
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