Being an avid crafter and quilter I do suffer from a number of ailments including compulsive fabric purchasing (which I might add is currently in remission YAY !), Chronic Hoarding and the inability to throw away scraps, selvedges etc. I know that a lot of you will understand my ailments.
Do you keep all of your scraps in an ever growing scrap bin? I have tried to cure myself by using up my selvedges and by cutting my scraps into useable squares and binning the rest.
I have this 2 1/2" square bin on my cutting table.
Now I make myself cut odd pieces of fabric as soon as I have finished with them.
The 2 1/2" squares go into my tin and the off cuts go into the bin.
I have also begun to sew together all of my selvedges to make little lavender sachets. Simply sew them together and then cut 2 rectangles or squares the same size. sew 1/4" from the raw edge around 3 sides. Fill with lavender and then sew across the top.
Then clip along the edges with the pinking shears. How easy is that ?
Thankfully now I think I am on the road to recovery.
Hugs - Fee x