Saturday, February 16, 2013
What do you do with your scraps -- the scraps that are really too small to use for anything else -- when you're trimming quilt blocks? I don't have a handy place for a waste basket near my cutting table so I use scrap bowls. These are two nesting china bowls that I found at our local thrifts stores -- several years apart! I loved the shape and wide foot on the bottom of the bowl when I found the first one and bought it for a pittance. Years later I found the second identical but smaller bowl and bought it for pennies, too. I've used them to mix glue, mix paint, and hold small objects so they won't get lost.
They are convenient and handy and when scraps begin piling up I shift them to the bowl and empty them when they're full. Except this time. You can see that I haven't been cutting much since Easy Street. Which is because I've been hand quilting, and am about a fourth of the way finished. Hooray!
Happy quilting to you!
at 8:07 PM