I dumped my scraps out and picked out some favorites, then cut them into squares and rectangles.
The largest is about 4" x 5"
I wasn't really sure how I was going to go about sewing them together, but once I got started, I found this method to work well.
I started by sewing any two scraps together, not caring if they were of equal length. I chain pieced these to save time, until I had eight to ten pairs. Then I pressed and trimmed one edge so that it was straight.
I then sewed the pairs together so that there were four scraps in each group. Again, I didn't matter if they were of different lengths, I sewed and then trimmed afterwards.
In some cases, I added a piece to make them fit together.
As the pieces got larger, I continued to add and trim to make them all fit - it was a bit like pieces of a puzzle.
This process yielded a piece about 14" x 18", so I repeated it twice to have one large piece that is 18" x 42".
I always prefer to sew in small pieces and then put them all together, it's just easier to manage.
There was some editing of course, and some scrap sets didn't make the final cut. Sad, yes, as I wanted to use all my scraps, but I think this is a technique I will be using again!! Wouldn't it make a cute totebag?
Now I am off to tidy up the sewing room, these scrappy projects make such a mess!!