Re-Purpose, Re-Cycle, Re-Use all have similar meanings and all help to look after our wonderful planet by stopping landfill. I don't mean that you shouldn't buy items new - Just to re-use or recycle where you can. Every little bit helps. I cannot bring myself to throw away any fabric offcuts from the cutting board. Instead I have a plastic tub on the shelf under the table which is where they are all collected.
I also have a number of these florist posy boxes which can be bought very inexpensively or re-purposed from gifted flowers. Most on-line florist supply places sell these. My local florist wholesaler sells them for just 55c. They are 5 inches square and perfect for filing away scraps. They come flat and you just fold the bottom flaps in to form the box shape.
I have labelled mine and some have even been decorated.
When I have a spare hour or so every now and again I dedicate it to cutting scraps. I put all of the boxes on my cutting table and then work my way through the scrap box.
These cut squares are perfect for small projects or scrappy quilts and make good use of scraps that would normally be thrown away.
You will be suprised how much you can get out of your scraps - Even if they are odd shapes.
I was able to get a 3 1/2 Inch Square out of this scrap.
And a 2 Inch square
In the same theme of Sewing Room storage I thought that I would show you some more storage ideas. I store all of my organza and satin ribbons in a wooden cutlery caddy - When I am wrapping gifts (I usually use ribbon to pretty it up) I just pick up the whole caddy.