This photo shows some innocent looking 2” fabric charms. Innocuous, even. Quite the inspiration for a wonderful new project, right?
Well, let me tell you, I can see this becoming an addiction! It all started when I ran across a blog written by Mary Wibourn called The Curious Quilter. I resisted the first two swaps; I didn’t have any charms cut, and 100 seemed like quite a few to come up with.
And then I saw the blog a few more times, and the photos she has, like this one, just started calling my name!
So, I signed up for two swap partners and started cutting my scraps. And cutting. And cutting! And I only had 3 piles of 46 charms! So, I started digging into my yardage, using my June Tailor Shape Cut mat. I figured that should make things sing along. Yet, I still didn’t seem to be making much progress, confounded by the question of “should I cut other size strips, too, while I have this yardage out?”
Yes. Of course! That’s what the Stashbusters Yahoo group means by “cut it up Sunday”. But what sizes should I start cutting them into? I mean, it’s not like I have a specific project in mind. That’s why it’s still yardage in the first place!
Well, after all that standing, I have a very sore back and now I’m seriously considering buying the Accuquilt Studio! Yes, I want the big one. Where I’ll store it is another question!
So, here’s a questions for you: do you all cut your fabric into strips, waiting for a project? How do you manage your stash of strips? What’s your favorite method of cutting?
And…have you made a postage stamp quilt? Would you do it again?