It may not look like much in that photo. Let me show you how it stacked up in front of a ruler.
That's my 6.5" square ruler standing on it's head. A little closer look...
Four inches of 2" strips! and lesser quantities of wider strips.
This is the basket I was thinking of using to keep them neat and tidy. I was pleased to be able to empty it easily - a rare occurrence, I assure you.
Fortunately it worked perfectly!
From left to right I have three inch wide trips, then 2.5," then 3.5," and finally the two inch strips. I fully expect to have two inch strips leftover. That doesn't concern me greatly though. I have a feeling there's going to be more than one quilt out of this basket, and I have other uses for the narrowest strips.
Of course, having set up the basket I had to see how well it was going to work for me. If this is any indication I think it's going to work out just fine. 😀
I'm only sewing enough strips together to get twelve or thirteen inches of length for the time being. That gives me "blocks" and makes it easier for me to judge how far along I am toward the size of quilt top I have as my goal. I can also rearrange blocks as I see fit before sewing them together in columns. I figure seven columns for 56" in width and about 72" for the length. At least that's the plan for the time being. Plans have a way of changing, as I'm sure you know. 😉