Way back in early summer - seems like only yesterday - my aunt gave me a whole heaping bunch of scraps. I sorted through them and fire-tested for cotton and ridded the bunch of any with polyester in them. I then washed them all, yep, including the itty bitty pieces and strips and strings and chunks...all of it because she doesn't pre-wash, and nothing comes into my quilt room and stash if it isn't washed. An exception is made for precuts of which I have very few and they're in plastic, just can't see paying extra to buy something I can cut myself.
|A handful of this all crumpled up and messy .....|
|....to this, mostly trimmed and pressed flat.|
|A bunch still in the bottom of paper grocery bag - there were two full bags, pressed down.|
|These are all various sizes of half-square triangles....|
|....gathered and stacked to help flatten before pressing...|
|...and pressed ...|
|a growing pile|
Connecting at Patchwork Times.