There are so many “scrap saver systems” I have read about. Mine is pretty simple. I have six bins – five are sorted by color (red & orange; brown; black & white; yellow and green; blue; Kaffe fabrics.)
My batiks are all in one of the big bins in my tower of bins.
I have never been very good about filing papers, and the same has been true of my fabric scraps! I have been putting my scraps in an open bin and then later I “file” them. The bin was overflowing so I decided to go ahead and file all the scraps and eliminate the bin – hope this works for me!
I really like the scrap bins I have and how they fit on my shelves. They are quite full though, so I am planning another scrap quilt. I have done quite a few scrap quilts and enjoy them enough that another will be fun. This time I’m going to cut a bunch of the longer scraps into one and one-half inch strips. I have a pro cutting machine so the task won’t be too difficult. What I really, really dislike is pressing all those small pieces of fabrics. Wish I knew a young person who would like to earn some extra $$ by pressing the scraps for me. There was a young gal we hired some years ago who was an excellent worker but she is now all grown and making the big bucks!
I even lettered a tee shirt that pretty much says it all!