Friday, April 28, 2017

No Scrap Left Behind Blog Tour and Giveaway


Good morning! I'm so happy and honored to be a part of the blog tour for my friend Amanda Jean Nyberg's (Crazy Mom Quilts) new book No Scrap Left Behind. The book is full of quilts and projects that use all sizes of scraps. Down to the last little bits.


I am such a fan of Amanda Jean's quilts! All of the projects in the book are great. I decided on making Mini Nines.

I love the size of these nine patch blocks! I used some of my smallest scraps for this project and it was so rewarding!


I turned my Mini Nines into a pillow for my youngest girl. I added a little pom pom trim to the edges.


Those little nine patches are adorable! The individual squares measure 1/2 inch!!! The book has great tips for accuracy and how to make these tiny blocks easily.


I would love to make a larger version of the pattern. Maybe a long term scrap project the way Amanda Jean tackled it in the book. These blocks are perfect for scrap busting.


Since Amanda Jean is the queen of awesome pieced quilt backs I thought I would make a cute back for this pillow using my leftover blocks. I love how it turned out and I had so much fun with this project. It always feels good to use up some scraps.

We are sharing some tips for scrap organization and usage on this tour which I am always interested in hearing how others work their scraps. My system is always changing. I have such limited space. I went through my scraps a while ago and gave a lot away to my mom. Then I took everything and organized it by color into small rectangular containers. I organized it further by keeping larger pieces on one side of the container, strips in the middle and squares that are already a specific size on the other side. I have a smaller basket I keep my Japanese fabric in because I use them in a lot of small projects and they tend to be my favorites. I also always keep a basket next to my work area and that's where I put my scraps for my current project to be organized later. It usually takes a few projects before it's full and needs put away. So, that's how I take care of my scraps.

To win a copy of No Scrap Left Behind leave a comment here. If you have an scrap organizing tips you love you can leave them below or just say hi! That's fine too :)
 
Here is a list of the other bloggers on the blog tour so you can see the fun things they are making from the book!

Monday, April 24th Mary Kolb
Tuesday, April 25, Lee Monroe
Wednesday, April 26, Sandi Hazlewood
Thursday, April 27, Bernie Kringel
Friday, April 28, Erin Cox
Monday, May 1, Katherine Greaves
Tuesday, May 2, Tracy Mooney
Wednesday, May 3, Cheryl Arkison
Thursday, May 4, Debbie Jeske
Friday, May 5, Amy Smart
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

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Pat said...

I have to try this pattern - love those mini 9 patches. Your pillow is so cute!

Dolores Plouffe said...

Love your pillow...love Amanda Jean's patterns .,would love a book! craftdee5@yahoo.com

Patchwork and Play said...

It looks like a fantastic book with lots of scrap busting ideas! LOVE your cushion, with its pretty pom-pom finish! My scrap busting hint- don't let them get out of control!

Shirley Wiltshire said...

Love your tiny 9 patch blocks. I have made a couple confetti art quilts. So when sorting scraps will pull out fabrics that are solids or have same color on back of fabric. These are also sorted by color. So easy to start next confetti project

Joyce Carter said...

Erin, I love your pillow. What an awesome way to use the smallest scraps! Thank you for the chance to win this book.

Pamela Arbour said...

Your pillow turned out just darling. I have really been inspired by Sunday Morning Quilts and have started organizing my fabrics by their inspiration. I even made the fabric boxes! When I saw this book, I kept telling myself that I didn't need another book, but all of these darling quilts in the blog hop make me want to have this book as well. I think I need it!

SAnderson said...

I have a lot of scraps and could put this book to good use! Love the pillow and thanks for a chance to win!

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I love hearing about scrap organization. I keep 2"squares in a box and strings in another. And then everything else in another box that I try to keep tidy... just trying!!

Material Mary said...

Would love this book...I a am a scrap quilter and unfortunately my system is just not keeping up so I love new ideas...

Gram999 said...

I love your projects. They're really inspiring as I save little scraps. I already follow your blog, but I followed you on Facebook too. I've been a fan of Amanda Jean forever. I use Bonnie Hunter's scrap saving method. I recently took some of my scraps that were sewn into coins, and I'm making a wallhanging for my sewing room that says "FINISH" = too many UFOs. Barb

Diane Beavers said...

Hi Erin,

Your pillow is so reminding me of a sweet dessert. The scrappy back is precious too and I know you made Amanda Jean proud..your daughter will love it for a long time.
I've been knitting my skinny strips and selvages into rugs..another Crazy Mom QUilts tutorial. Thank you.

bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Such an adorable pillow! The pom poms turn it into the most whimsically cute piece! I am horrible at organizing scraps. I must start a system because they are over-flowing in bins, boxes and baskets. quiltlovefordomesticfelicity(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori Isvik said...

wow those are small pieces. I am sure I have thrown out way too many scraps that small. I am not very organized but I like clear containers so I can easily see things. Love the pom poms.

tara said...

About once a month I cut my scraps into my most used sizes. Then I am ready to go when I feel like making a scrappy quilt

Sharon Tucker said...

This pattern is so cute but I don't have the patience for those small pieces. Love that pillow!!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

What a cute pillow - it is so springy!! Her book looks so fun!

Vicki said...

What a darling pillow! I think that 9-patch quilt might be my fav!

Rike Busch said...

Thema pillows are really amazing!
Greetings, Rike

Cyndi in Iowa said...

Darling colors in this pillow! I always have at least two scrap quilts in progress -- I use them as enders and leaders, and since I haven't been quilting for very many years I seem to have a limited variety of scraps. To combat that (in my ongoing scrap quilt projects) I cut some of the leftovers from the quilts I'm making, or scraps gifted to me by friends into stacks of ready-to-sew blocks for these two quilts. Currently I'm working on a single Irish Chain brights 9 patch (finishing at 3 3/4"), so that takes care of the "perky" fabric, and an economy block (S'Mores) quilt with more muted/primitive colors and neutrals... and those finish 6" so they still use scraps but not quite so fiddly. Having two color ways of scraps quilts going happened by accident, but almost every fabric that's too small for the yardage shelf has a destination pile, so doesn't just get tossed into a bin and forgotten. (That's the theory, at least. ;)

df722db0-84f5-11e5-abb0-c3833ce7fd88 said...

Love the patterns in this book!

Nisa-mom said...

Hello Erin, where have you been .. long time not seeing you update your blog. Love how your pillow, and even more prettier with pompom, such a clever idea. I like Amanda's first book a lot, I'm sure the newest one is great also .. the idea using all scraps we have is so brave , sometime we forget to use them and we become hoarder rather than smart crafter LOL
Have a wonderful Friday to you..

grammajudyb said...

The pom pom are the cutest...and the back! I try to keep my scraps organized by cutting the pieces into 2", 2.5" and 5" blocks when a project is completed. I have a basket on my cutting table that gets all the selvages and and one that right now is receiving tiny scraps for Bright Birch Trees. That being said, I have lots of fabric that need to be tackled and tamed. It's an ongong process.

Kristin said...

So cute! And those squares finish at a 1/2"?! 😍 I have no scrap organization at all. They just all live in a few big tubs. I really need to do something about that! I really need this book!

Andrea York said...

Those mini patches are adorable! So cute!

Vicki H said...

Cute pillow. The pompom trim is adorable.

Sam said...

Where did you get your fabrics??? I am total sucker for 1930's prints.
I sort by color in large ziplock bags.

Afquilt said...

Beautiful pillow! I am in desperate need of scrap busting and organizing help!

Robin Iorio said...

This has got to be the most adorable pillow I've ever seen! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

Anonymous said...

Not only do I favor the colors in this patchwork beauty but the little pom pom trim does the pillow justice! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Your pillow is so inspiring, I love it! I don't any great ideas for scrap organization--guess I need the book!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your mini nines are so adorable, and they are perfect for that pillow! I organize my scraps by color into plastic tubs, which are really full right now! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jayne said...

My scraps are not organised at all so I'm hoping to pick up a few tips during this blog tour

misspatchwork said...

Your pillow is so beautiful! The pompom-border is a Great wow-factor.

Mary Jane Link said...

I love your pillow and I think that would have to be my first project from this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy, from everything I've seen its a terrific book.

Susan said...

this is too darn cute. it's worth rounding up my itty bitty pieces and making one similar to this. loved it and would love to read this book.

Michele said...

I love your pillow! The pom pom trim is the perfect finishing touch.

Janice Cate said...

Your pillow is darling with the pom-pom trim. I am constantly reorganizing my scraps, too.

doodlebugmom said...

your pillow is adorable :)

Rebecca said...

I sew rows and rows of scraps together in 3 inch wide strips (easy trimmed to 2.5) of foundation paper or very light weight interfacing. I just keep adding more strips end to end and keep them wrapped around an empty fabric bolt. I have miles of this stuff sometimes and then I trim to 2.5 and giddy up go just like a jelly row quilt but all scrappy.

Näh begeisterte said...

Your pillow is great, fantastic...ich love it! :)
Wow the Block is so small 1/2 inch...?

Have a great day the Nähbegeisterte :)

Beth said...

I organize by color, as I've found that I'm much more likely to use my scraps if I can go to a container of blue scraps when I'm working on a project and need some blue, than if I need to dig through a huge basket of scraps looking for a few blue scraps amidst the many. But I do keep a separate special box in which I put scraps of fabric from each quilt I make. I've already made one log cabin, incorporating these types of scraps, and it's a treasure, filled with tender memories. Now as I tuck away the "new" scraps, I'm getting ready for whatever the next "special scrap" quilt will be.

Christinec said...

I love those little squares! What a cute pillow! I am still in the scrap organizing stage. Right now cutting up my scrap stash that was organized by color and in bags but this process quickly got out of hand after the sorting by colors. I simply have too many scraps and need some project mojo. Thinking this new book will provide that. So new organizing is in the works by 2 1/2" 3 1/2" and 5" and then 1 1/2" strips. And then a few left overs will go back in the scrap pile to sew together as a quilt top someday.

Amanda Jean said...

Erin! Your pillow is absolutely adorable. I love that you made it two sided! That made me smile. The pom pom trim is a wonderful addition to the project. You always do such beautiful work! Thank you so much for being a part of this. I sure appreciate it!

Sally Langston Warren said...

The Pom-Pom fringe on your pillow is the perfect finish! I think I will be making the mini four patch quilt. It will be a nice one to work on over a long period of time. Love Amanda Jeans first book and know this one will be great too!

EBattles said...

That pillow! The colors are so sweet and the pompom border is perfect. Thanks for sharing it! I am like you- in a small space! So I keep some scraps but also share with my mom :)

Alison said...

Your pillow is darling! I like to sort my scraps by color and size too. :)

mangozz said...

I love your pillow! It is just beautiful!

Cathy Koester said...

That pattern is so cute. I might have to try it. I had some experience working with small patches when I did the 365 block challenge.

Christine Sullivan said...

As a new quilter I don't have many scraps. Right now they all fit in a smallish box. I do take my favorites and sew the tiny pieces into "made fabric". Thank you and Amanda Jean for the chance to win. momoftana at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

Hi! I sort my scraps mostly by color in plastic shoebox-size containers. I have quite a few containers!

Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting said...

I love your pillow! It's crazy how many of those blocks it takes just to make something that size. But they are so very cute! I really like that you pieced both sides of your pillow. I can't decide which side I like better!

Becca said...

Your pillow is darling! Maybe I shouldn't be quite so intimidated by the itty bitty piecing...

Barbara said...

My scraps are mostly organized by size. It's time to give away all the scraps I no longer love, there isn't enough time to make the unloved scraps into projects, too.

Grandma said...

No tips on organizing, need help. Love the pillow.
patsystitch@gvtc.com

April said...

Your pillow is so cute! I don't think I'd ever have the patience to work quite that small.

Amy said...

Love your pillows. So adorable.

Allison CB said...

Cute pillow! Love using up my scraps! This looks like a great book!

Jan Schell said...

I am only organized enough to have my scraps sorted by color in clear tubs. I love your tiny square blocks and am going to have to try some!

Gayle said...

You can never go wrong with a 9-patch - in any way, shape or form! LOL I usually cut my scraps into strips and store them in baskets. 1", 1-1/2", 2", and 3". Works for me!

Penelope said...

I love your pillow. Thank you for your inspiration

Dawn said...

Your pillow is so cute!! I really like the pom pom trim. I use plastic shoe boxes for bigger scraps by color. I have two big Ikea boxes that have random scraps and a large plastic box that I have been shoving scraps in for the last year. I really have way too many scraps.

Teri said...

Love your pillow. No organization going on here- only wild, reckless abandon!

Mich said...

I think I would struggle with such small pieces! Looks awesome though..

Anonymous said...

I cut my scraps from projects as I find I have a piece that is less than fat quarter sized. Learned the hard way, as I've been quilting for over 40 years --- imagine the scraps! LOVE the pillow...I'm going to be using your idea to make a few quilts for new babies using some of the scraps. Am always looking for new scraps as it makes my scrap stash 'new' again. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Deb E / Oregon mdenders@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I cut my larger scrap pieces left over from projects into squares and keep them in a tote. I have pizza boxes for different sized strips. Random strips are kept in another box by my sewing machine and I use them when making different scrap blocks. It seems to grow instead of decreasing! Thanks for the opportunity. I love your pillow.
Jeanine

Chris said...

I love the way your pillow turned out! Thanks for the links to everyone on the tour; my blog reading list just grew!

Momi machts said...

Hi,
I am a new quilter with 7 finished quilts and not so many scrappy (1 box till now), my best tip is using them quickly. So I try to put them into the backing. Thats always nice, as it can be another story as the front and is much more hidden. But it is there. Obviously hidden. Love that. For my "50Shades of Green Quilt", the back used so many scars just to prove", that is were 50 different shades of green! Scrapbursting.

Greetings

carolyn ensminger said...

Love this pillow, so adorable!

minibea12 said...

Love the mini-nine patch block! So cute! I organize my scraps by color and size in plastic containers.
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Jan Snell said...

I think this pattern is adorable and would work fine in almost any size. However, the mini is pretty sweet. I keep fat quarters and yardage separate, and then sort my scraps by colour, unless they are precaution. Then they go into strips or squares containers by size. Glad to have met you and checked out your blog.

Sarah said...

Just a hi! I'm too new to quilting to have much of a system yet, but getting there!

Laurel said...

I'm still working on a good scrap organizing system! I love your pillow-the fringe took it toover-the-top cute!

Barbara Sutcliffe said...

Such a pretty pillow! I've just sorted scraps from my last project and am now trying to decide what to work on next. I am in England and so hope to win a digital version of this book.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Your mini 9's are adorable. I bet your daughter loves the darling pillow. Thanks for sharing. ~Jeanne

barbara woods said...

love that pattern

Jill Leslie said...

I love your mini Nines in pillow form, and such bright fresh colours!

Kathy Porter-Cunningham said...

Beautiful pillow!

Mary Van Kleeck said...

Hi Erin, I love your pillow, so cute!!! Thank you for the giveaway 😊

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

What a lovely pillow you have made with those tiny little scraps.

Debbie said...

That cushion is adorable!

Roxie Tew said...

Beautiful pillow! I have the book, but would love to win another copy for our quilt guild library!

Sophie Zaugg said...

Lovely pillow ! Thank you for the giveaway !

Terri Ward said...

All of your scraps are beautiful together--inspiring to me to get some out and DONE!

Lorene Holbrook said...

Love your pillow! Love those tiny pieces. I try really hard to cut up my scraps as I generate them. I sort by size instead of color. Since I do a lot of scrappy things, that works for me!

AnnieO said...

The pillow is so sweet and the pompom trip too cute. My organization tip is to use covered storage that is opaque, especially if you have a sunny sewing room, to protect from light fading and dust.

Carol said...

I would love to win this book! Your pillow is very cute. I am always hoping to find the perfect scrap organization solution....haven't yet, but hope to someday. ☺

Lee said...

Oh my goodness!! Your pillow is so sweet and inspiring! I'm hoping to win, but no matter what, I'll be purchasing this book for sure:)

cbg1 said...

Your mini 9 patch pillow really cute. I think nine patches find their way into every one of my quilts...I just love them!

tubakk said...

Such a lovely cushion. I'm a fan of Amanda Jean, too, and would love to have her book. I sew scrap quilts all the time, and organize my scraps in plastic bags, coulour by coulour. Thanks for the giveaway.

babiesdoc said...

I started making these small 9 patches-- a few from every quilt that I work on. maybe in a couple of years I too will have a pretty quilt

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suzanprincess said...

I would so love to win this book--there are several projects in it I'd love to make!

Judy in Michigan said...

I love your pillow that you made - the fabrics are so happy. I'm sure your daughter is very happy with it. I really don't have any wonderful tips for storing scraps so I really need to win this book so I can learn. Plus, I want to learn how to work with tiny bits accurately. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Enjoy your weekend.

JANET said...

Great ideas, great hop!

Barbara said...

Great use of scraps. I found your site on another site I look at all the time. Now you are on my favorites. I have lots of scraps and am trying hard to use them up, I love scrappy quilts. Your book would be wonderful to have.

Thank you
Barbara
Laramie, WY

Diane Wiscott said...

What a great book! I sort my scraps as best I can, and then things run amok-hahahaha! But when I'm making a true scrap quilt, it's so much fun to use up every last little piece!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Beautiful pillow. I do the same as you and put my scraps in a basket on my sewing table which, in theory, is supposed to be sorted into my clear plastic bins when it is full. Sometimes it overflows a bit !

pajtr said...

I love your pillow!
Yes!... That block would make a wonderful larger, long-term project!
(I enjoy following your creativity on Instagram, and by email!... Thank you, for sharing!!)
Pat T.

Nancy said...

Your pillow is oh-so-sweet. I love the colors you used for it. They look awesome together. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for offering Amanda Jean's book as a giveaway.

Heidi said...

I love the pillow. I really like the mini 9 patch blocks.. just not sure if I could do an entire quilt. ha!

farmhousequilter8 said...

Hi from Kentucky and I love the pillow and trim.
Paula

Donna said...

Seeing all those tiny scrappy pieces in your pillow makes me want to make one too. Sweet!

LavenderBlue said...

What a sweet pillow! Really enjoying this week of scrap-o-licious.

mindingmomma said...

No scrap tips! I don't keep mine. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mindingmomma at aol dot com

jenni said...

I love the fabrics you used! My tip is to cut your scraps into usable pieces and use them as leaders and Enders soon you'll have a while quilt!

krlowe said...

Such a pretty pillow. Your daughter must love it.

Marilyn said...

I just love that colorful pillow! I am the person at classes and retreats that people give their scraps to. I like tiny paper piecing projects. Most of those scraps are in ziplock baggies so I need to get an organization system.

Lynne Tilley said...

Your pillows are so sweet

KMSC said...

I love your pillow! What a great way to use those tiny scraps.

Missy Shay said...

I am terrible about scrap management and need to get better about it.
missysaprons@gmail.com

Paula said...

As my scraps are a mess, I won't offer any advice. I do love your mini nine patch pillow. It's so cute. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win Amanda Jean's book.

Brenda said...

Love the pompom fringe! I always look at it in the fabric store, but never buy any because I'm not sure what I would do with it.

Roz said...

Hi from Montreal and have a great day.

Kelli said...

BEAUTIFUL pillow! Looks like a fun book!

Joan said...

Hi! Great pillow!

Carol said...

scraps are my jam! I don't precut anything in to strips or squares or whatever because I want the irregular pieces to be what I need them to be for a current project. I use large zip bags for most irregular shaped scraps, pressed and stacked according to general size. Strips are likewise stored with strips of general like width so hopefully I don't have to press scraps again. Hard sided plastic totes are the strips home.

elevator_lady said...

I haven't been quilting very long, so I have been using Ziploc bags for my scraps. However, my current project is FPP, so it's producing a lot more scraps than I have before. I really have to figure out a system, quick! :)
Thanks for this chance to win!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I sort my small scraps into fabric "baskets" I made in a rainbow of colors. Leftover strips are sorted into plastic drawers (organized by strip widths, 1" to 6".) Larger scraps go in one of two big baskets under my sewing table. Thanks for offering a chance to win!!

Kathy E. said...

I am totally loving this pillow! With the mini 9 patches and the pom pom trim, who wouldn't adore it? I have no system for scrap keeping besides keeping them all in one big basket. I like to think they enjoy hanging out together and choosing new color combinations when my hand mixes them up.

Mary Thomas said...

I’m a brand new quilter so I have very few scraps and would love to get a handle on them before they get out of hand – that’s why I’m following the No Scraps Left Behind blog series!

Marie Atkinson said...

Cute pillow! Loving the quilts from this book!

Anonymous said...

This pattern looks really do-able for me. I'm a new quilter so my scrap organizing is just starting and I don't have much :)
Thanks for the chance to win!
tunyosmond at yahoo dot ca

OhioLori said...

Love your Mini Nines pillow!! Happy fabrics!! Beautiful!! I try to sort scraps..but they keep multiplying :/ Not great at keeping up..but I looove every scrap! giggle

Thak you for chance to win this book too!! :D

Dody said...

I love my scraps! Thanks for the chance to win!

Shirley JB said...

Love, love, love your pillow!!

Angie in SoCal said...

So cute and a fine way to use up those tiny scraps. Thanks!

nancy b. said...

That pillow is the cutest! I think I could make that many of the tiny 9-patches! The quilt in the post before this one is so lovely...think I must look at some more of your quilts and things...really like the way you use color!

Barbara Forde said...

Love the little nine patches pillow. Great idea to make a project that can be finished quickly.
I mostly sort scraps by colour, but confess I don't have the patience to deal with little tiny scraps and after filling boxes and bags with them over the years, I have to confess that I have just started throwing out anything smaller than a fat eighth. Got too overwhelming!

Dawn F said...

Wow! Great pillow. That is a fantastic way to use the very littlest of scraps. I don't really have any great tips since I don't really have much space for storing them. I keep all my scraps in one drawer. This blog hip is making me rethink my system, though!

Tina Jeo said...

Lovely pillow! I would love to get this book. Thanks for the giveaway. tljeo at yahoo dot com

Jan said...
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Jan said...

I love your pretty pillow, using those adorable blocks. I use Lori Holts method for my tini scrap collection. godblessamerica (at) windstream (dot) net

TexasMomof4 said...

Darling pillow! Thanks for the chance to win!

Havplenty said...

The Mini Nine is an awesome quilt and I see it makes an awesome pillow also. I love Amanda's scrap projects. I have plenty of scraps waiting to be made into something cool.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Beth Strand said...

Such a cute pillow... thanks for the inspiration! bethastrand@gmail.com

Who-lee-uh said...

I am the one that needs help with my scraps!

Rowena Kerber said...

Your mini four patch pieces are scrumptious!

GranChris said...

The only tip I have is I try to use them all up once a year before they can multiply. They have babies you know. Like rabbits, I think.

rush said...

The colors you chose for this pillow are wonderful, and the tiny ball trim is the icing!

My wife has plenty of scraps. Some she has cut into squares or half squares, depending on the size of the left-over scrap. She sorted them into plastic bags, and they are stored in a huge muck bucket.

I tend to take my scraps and put them into stacks and tie them together with a piece of string-fabric. My wife refers to them as "pellets". They are stores in our fabric closet. My wife is much more prolific than I am, so my scraps are few.

I love this mini nine patch, and I think I will have to make something like it, whether or not I am using tiny scraps!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Mary Preston said...

I'm the one who needs tips. Loving all of this thank you.


marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

legato1958 said...

I adore your pillow!! You have the prettiest scraps!!
Susie

ledamewood said...

I cut my scraps or left overs into sizes of strips I use a lot, that can be cut done further for future projects. If not enough for a strip, I cut them into various size squares, odd size pieces go in the crumb bin or string bin. I have a laundry basket under my cutting table, and will toss larger scraps or leftovers in there to be cut down later. My granddaughters love it, they know anything in there is fair game for them to play with. I also draw on this for applique pieces.

Janet M said...

I have no scrap management hints - mine have a life of their own! Cute 9 patch pillow!

LindaBee said...

I cut down all my scraps. If I have over 12" then I make a strip. Anything smaller gets cut into squares.

I love the bright cheery colors of your pillow and the pom-poms push it over the top.

Judy Zaspel said...

I am getting to love small piecing. It looks nicely neat.
Thanks for posting.
Judy

Just me said...

The pillow is so cute! I love scrappy projects.

Susan Smith said...

I love to make rag rugs with my scraps!

Anne-Marie said...

I have no tips for storing scraps. Mine are a mess. Your blog is beautiful.

Subee said...

I love your mini nine patch pillows. I am currently making mini stars with some of my tiniest scraps. I have yet to find a good way to tame my scraps. Amanda Jean's book might help me use them up and then I won't have to worry about storing them!
Ohioholman@aol.com

Karen McMahon said...

I love your pillow. I organize my scraps by size but I am starting to think about doing them by color.

Sandal said...

Love your adorable pillow! The ball fringe is so cute! So many wonderful projects in the book! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Dad Mom said...

That pillow is so cute . Thank you for sharing .

Anita said...

Your pillow is amazing! I love working with scraps, and I organize them by color.

Ellen said...

I too love scrap blocks and now have an Accuquilt to cut up my scraps into useable pieces so I will use them up. I'm always looking for new patterns and ideas and this book would be perfect. Your bordered 9 patch is sooo cute.

Carolyn Jones said...

Your pillow is fantastic.

I cut scraps into squares, various sizes and store them by size that way I don't have wrinkled messes of fabric like I used too. Of course I could have just kept the scraps folded but that didn't work for me.

Happy sewing!

Laura J. said...

Love the vintage summer look of your pillow and the pom pom trim matches/coordinates beautifully. Great project!!

My scraps are only beginning to get organized so all these tips are certainly helpful. Currently I have them divided into strips, chunks and smallish. Need a better system. I share my sewing space with my decorative painting space so tidy is good! Would love to have the book..the more I see the more I "Need" it!

Linda Williamson said...

I love the mini nine blocks. Have to try the pillow pattern. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Adorable pillow and I love the back. I just sort my scraps by color and cut to size as needed. Scrap quilts are my favorite. mfhagopian@aol.com

Michelle M said...

All my scraps get stored together in one bin. That's as (un)organized as I get! That pillow though! swooning

Lori said...

oh my goodness, I love this pillow. This book is going on my Christmas List in case I don't win.
I save my scraps by size and color in clear plastic boxes-labeled

The Quiltwhinny said...

Beautiful pillow for your little girl. My tip is my fat quarters are organized by color in those collapsible bins that come in different colors and the little scraps are organized by color in smaller plastic bins.

Karm PD said...

That is just the nicest pillow ever! Sweet.

Liz Wilson said...

Love this pillow! Scrap quilts are becoming my favorite quilts to make. Thanks for the inspirations!!

pam said...

I love those little nine patches. I don't see myself making a full quilt with them tho! I am not very organized with my scraps. I do have small bins that I sort by size. But I have a larger bin that needs to be put into those other bins. Thanks for the blog hop. It is fun. pam

Beth Byerssmall said...

Thanks for sharing, these mini nines are delightful to my eye. I keep my fabric strings over pant hangers, the tacky cardboard from the dry cleaners is a plus.

lynn said...

Wow -- your pillow is adorable! I love the combination of the pattern and the sweet prints. Thank you for offering this book giveaway!

Angie&Gary Short said...

What a sweet pillow. Love the pom pom too.

Cheryl Campbell said...

Great scrap management tips in all these comments. As a new quilter there is a possibility of getting a handle on the increasing accumulation, not to mention ways to use them- thanks Amanda Jean.

Little Quiltsong said...

What a pretty pillow - love the added pompom edging!
I like to cut up my scraps along the way of my projects. My littlest scraps are 1.5 squares though sometimes I still do keep 1" squares :)! Then I keep a basket each of 1.5 - 2 - 2.5 strips. I also have baskets for 3.5 to 7.5 scraps - but these are only cut when it is the last little piece of that fabric. This has worked well for me - especially when making my scrappy log cabin blocks. Each January I try to tackle my scrap baskets and make a few scrappy quilts. Amanda Jean is a queen of beautiful quilts - scrappy or otherwise - always love to see her projects.

Margaret said...

I am amazed at how small those blocks are. Beautiful in your pillow. I like the idea of a basket by sewing are to put scraps of current project in.

Debbie Darlington said...

Your pillow is so sweet! I like the colors you chose. Like a lot of others (and I confess I was GLAD to see there are a lot of others...hee hee!), I don't have a good organizational method for my scraps. It was a huge mess, then I started Bonnie Hunter ways, but still like my color sorted boxes too. I cannot seem to find what works best for me. I also need help organizing my patterns too.
Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!
Debbie
ollieami ( at ) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I love the way you have put your colours together. The white background allows the brightness of the colours to stand out beautifully.
What a good idea to have a bucket beside you to put scraps in.
I also have some teeny little scraps that could be guided by Amanda Jean's clever book.
I am from Australia so am only eligible for winning the book; which is sad as Amanda Jean's pincushion is really cute

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I haven't quilted long enough to have an abundance of scraps. So far I just put them in a tote. I LOVE these mini 9s
xx, Carol

sunflower stitch said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration. I love your pillows. I have a hard time parting with any of my scraps. There is always a new project around the corner. Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabulous book.

Polly
pmmertz@yahoo.com

Rhonda D. said...

Love the pillow! Scrap quilting is my favorite! Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Linda Steve Hamlin said...

Adorable pillow. I try to keep scraps sorted by color in plastic bins, but I hadn't thought of sorting them within the bins by size/shape. Thanks for the tip.

margot said...

What scrap organization? After reading these ideas I realize I'm really not organized! Love, love, love the pillow! Need one.

Karen said...

I store fabric stash by color but scraps are just tossed in a big tote. Not great but it works. Love these little blocks.

Carole Williams said...

I love your pillow. I keep scraps in plastic bins grouped by color. I love Amanda's scrap busting techniques.

Julie Dunn said...

I keep my scraps in boxes by size. I try to cut scraps as I go. I love following Amanda Jean's blog and her wonderful scrap quilt ideas.

The Lisa Marie said...

The mini-nines look so cute in that pillow. Nicely done!
I keep my scraps sorted by color in plastic bins. I have smaller bins for smaller scraps and larger bins for larger scraps.

Dawn C said...

Love the pillow!!

Margie said...

I am a semi-Bonnie Hunter scrap saver. That means I don't keep up and have several boxes that need cut into strips or squares. The pillow is adorable.

claire said...

My tip is to cut all yardage (after a project) into 2 1/2" strips. Makes it EZPZ to use up! Love that pillow!!

cjmont said...

i use plastic cases to store scraps divided by color and size.

Needled Mom said...

Your pillow is just gorgeous - "both" of them! How nice it is to be able to use both sides. I love the colors and those tiny nines are adorable.

My only scrap tip would be to keep everything in see through containers. If I don't do that, they are lost forever.

Susan said...

Love everything about your project!! Susan

mlb said...

I follow Amanda Jeans' blog and have her material; would love to have her book.
I wished I had some brilliant idea for scraps, but I do not!!!

Janice Holton said...

This is a super cute scrap project you made. Great photography too!

Anonymous said...

Your pillow is so adorable!! I love using scraps and especially the tiny ones. Thank you for sharing your blog in the "BLog Hop" and offering the chance to win the book. It is so interesting to see others ideas.
cindykb5@yahoo.com

Malinda said...

Love your adorable project. The colors are so sweet!

Catedove said...

Hi, your pillow is very sweet, your choice of colors Are perfect. Thank you or your organizing tips, at this point I am only semi organized for the scraps. Amandas book looks amazing! Thank you!

Susan Godfrey said...

I love the pillow!! I have never saved tiny scraps and probable throw out many pieces that most quilters with die to have SO I think I will try saving them for a while and using them. I've read about some that use them as leaders on the machine when sewing other things. Before you know it you've got a lot of "tinys" sewn up for a block.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Lou said...

Your pillow is adorable. The pom poms are just the cutest finish. Great job. Although I try to keep my scraps in order, I'm always eager to hear new ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie M said...

Hi! Love the pillows! great idea. I have trouble organizing my scraps. It is overwhelming!

Lori said...

Thanks for the chance to win Amanda's book. Your pillow inspires me to make a scrappy pillow!

Anonymous said...

I think your pillow is so cute. My scraps get carried away sometimes. I do try to sort by color.

Donna said...

My scrap sorting system keeps changing, too. Mainly because the scraps keep growing, especially the solids! Sweet pillow.

Donna W said...

Thanks for sharing your nine-patch pillow with us. It is adorable. This book looks fantastic.

Cherie Warren said...

I don't have a system to contain my scraps but I am learning lots on this tour.

Holly Gangelhoff said...

I love your pillow! Such cheerful colors! I sort my scraps much like you do, with a basket for strips added in and a basket for selvedges because I think I may crochet a rug with them eventually (an idea from Amanda Jean). I also like to keep a few scraps by my sewing machine for testing stitches or using in between smaller pieces when strip piecing so my blocks don't get eaten my by machine. Sometimes a start a bin that has fabrics that go together for a certain theme, like springtime colors, or scraps for a kid's quilt.

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