I went to the home improvement store and bought 3 units with about 18 - 4 inch drawers that are usually used to store nuts and bolts, etc. in a carpenters workroom. I store extra squares and strips of assorted sizes (1-4") in the drawers. I label the front of the drawer with the size of scrap and then I just go to my drawers for the appropriate size square or strips I need for my scrappy projects. I do have multiple drawers with the same sizes since I have lots of scraps.
I bought a unit from Sam's Club that I use for my scraps. This is the newer model I guess because mine has all the bins the same size but I love it. I have it behind my cutting table and as I have scraps, I cut them down and place them in the appropriate marked bin. Then when we do a scrap quilt using 2 1/2" squares, I have PLENTY!! LOL I have LOTS of scraps.
Jeanine:I bought a unit from Sam's Club that I use for my scraps
That's more like something we could use, Jeanine - the hint about using a tissure box is good for a small amount, but your multiple drawers is for lots of scraps like those of us who save it all and want them where we can see and use them!
What a great idea Jeanine. I don't know where I could put one in the sewing room though.
Jeannine, Love your storage for small pieces! Only wish I had a place to put some thing like that.
MaryC and Jeanine. What great ideas. I will try to find something like these. I have a place left for something to store some of my overflow. This would be perfect.
<sigh> I just dump mine in shoe box size tubs. My original idea was to colour coodinate, but that has gone the way of the dodo bird. I'm now up to 5 boxes and I've only been quilting 6 months. I can't believe some people are so well organized while I'm a total disaster in dealing with filing stuff (and not just fabric).