MissT - the odds and ends can be used for quilts. Some ppl on Craftster are making postage stamp quilts which uses squares as small as 1.5". You could provide them scraps in swaps.
If I only had a bigger house and a bigger wallet... That link has some really fun fabrics.
That's a great idea for the scraps! After the holidays I might just have it together to gather all that up and see if I can't work a swap with someone.
It sells out fast at my local fabric shops, but when I do find it they're usually having a sale or I have a coupon.
I got it at the fabric store over by the interfacing that's on bolts. It comes on a roll. There is also stuff called Insul-brite that is similar, but not exactly the same (at least from what I could see) that is sold in packages in the same area. It's also called ironing board cover material and similar.
I have gotten some of my fabric from that ebay seller and it's always been very fast and trouble free. I've made cowboys, firemen, construction workers and these as well as some with some retro-style girl pin-ups called "The Great Outdoors". So fun!
My shop posting has a close up of the label that I made using facric that you can print on with an inkjet printer.http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17560260