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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2011 07:41:38 PM »

I would either make something that takes up a lot of fabric (quilts? duvet covers?) or sell it on craigslist. Fabric is just fabric, and all those scraps are just taking up space and time. Unless you can think of something you specifically want to do with it, it's not worth holding on to. What Destri posted is a great idea--small projects you could sell would be nice. Just don't let it take too much time, or else it won't be worth it.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2011 12:40:58 PM »

UPDATE: My bag of super small scraps was listed on Free Cycle and holy crap, within 2 hours of it being posted I had probably 5 or 6 requests for it! I was amazed.

I've also been getting rid of some of the fabric in swaps and stuff (and real projects, what a concept!) so I have a lot less. Like, that clear plastic tote on there is only 1/2 full of fabric now. Yay!

I've found a few really great tutes for small scraps of fabric lately. This pinecone ball tutorial actually requires a lot of 2" squares, but I've started making them and I think they would be great scrappy. And this Tangram-esque Squares tute is great too. I've made one set for my nephews using mostly solids and I plan on making another for my kids using patterned fabrics. I also plan on making matching bags for each set. Also, I haven't made these yet but I am so making tonnes of these little birds for my huge tree when it gets naked this year.

And on another stash related note, though it's not fabric, 1/2 of the shelf in my closet is full up to the ceiling with candle making stuff that my sister wanted me to have and I thought i would use but never did and want to get rid of so another sister said Hells Yeah she'll take it! We are taking it down with us for T-day and she will most likely make Christmas presents with it all. I'm so happy it will get used!
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2011 05:09:15 PM »

I hate throwing away scraps too!! I feel like I'm wasting and I do try to use up my scraps some how.... Luckily I do try to throw some out so I haven't collected too much...yet....
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011 10:58:54 AM »

I've been hoarding my scraps for a long time, so recently I decided to get ruthless and make a hexagon quilt out of them. Anything smaller than 3" gets tossed into a plastic bag, and hopefully in turn, that will get shredded into stuffing one day.
 I probably have enough scraps to make several hexagon quilts though!
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