Yesterday was so STRANGE at the quilt shop. All of my customers came in the same two hour window. Needless to say, I had a lot of time on my hands.
There is a cupboard in the next room, around the corner from the check-out. It is the catch all for scraps, pieces that are mis-cut, leftovers from projects, etc.
The piles were getting more and more tippy all the time. The smallest scraps were in the boxes.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE - LOVE - LOVE scrap quilts. But I have a quilt shop full of pretty fabrics and I really need to use those fabrics, especially in store samples. So in all of that free time yesterday I sorted and sorted. A good friend who is a prolific art quilter will be the recipient of a pretty good sized tote bag full of pieces ranging from 2" squares to almost fat quarters.
*Note that the precious batik hoard is not stored in that cupboard and I don't discard a bit of it!!