|scrap basket I made for a non-quilting |
friend who gives me her scraps
Oh, I understand that there are those quilters who are a little OCD and need lines. But some of us are a bit more laid back, and others simply don't know or make distinctions between scraps and stash. I'm in the last of the three, sort of.
I do now separate scraps simply because I have a way of doing so: this dark blue fabric basket--made from scraps. (I wrote about it here.) But scraps are, in my mind at least, still part of the stash. I make an effort to use the scraps so that they don't build up to overflowing, but I don't get crazy about it.
I don't know that it matters as long as your system works for you. For those who don't have a system, take your time in setting one up. I have been in my studio for years and only recently began separating scraps. I'm not sure that I even like this new way either, so I'm going to try it for a while. If it doesn't work, I'll go back to the system I was using before: everything goes on the shelves. In the meantime my little homemade scrap basket will do.