Our twelve scrappy projects for 2012 will be detailed in posts tagged "12 X 12" throughout the year. Want to know more about our Scrappy New Year Quilt-along? Click here.
Today, we are going to start collecting and prepping scraps for two projects - a scrappy pet bed and a super simple scrappy quilt.
The start of this first project is super easy. You need a container for "throw away" scraps - like a paper bag, a plastic bag or an empty tissue box. Something you can tape to the edge of your cutting table or just a small box that sits on the table. As you trim edges, threads, corners, etc., toss those scraps in your bag instead of the garbage. This is the kind of stuff I'm talking about: