I just discovered a great gem in my town...its a floor covering/wall covering store that had a MILLION free samples of things!
I got a ton of wallpaper samples, paint swatches, etc.
AND I got some scrap carpet samples for my car! They are pretty big, so they fit perfectly on the floor of my car.
I also plan on using them to put on the bottoms of my coasters that I'm making as Christmas gifts.
Check out your local businesses to see what you can find for free. Some samples are terrific for us crafty/thrifty people!