Whenever I post a photo on Instagram about cutting scraps I always have a few people ask what size I am cutting. While I sometimes cut scraps for a specific project, I also regularly cut leftover fabrics down into scraps and store them for future use without a specific plan.
Over the next few weeks I will be going through each size that I cut and which projects work for that particular size. I hope that this gives you an idea of which scrap sizes might work best for you and, if you already have a stack of cut-and-ready-to-go-scraps, which projects might work for the scraps that you have.
I am going to start with the easiest-to-use scrap size: the 2.5" square. These are easy to cut down from jelly roll strips, leftover binding strips, charm squares, layer cake squares, leftover fat quarters, and on and on.
You need other shapes for this quilt as well, but it uses dark valued 2.5" squares.
Next time after you finish a project and you have some little leftover pieces that are too small to integrate into your stash, take a few minutes and cut them into 2.5" squares. If you do this after every project, you will build up a stash of squares that has a lot of variety pretty quickly!