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Topic: What do you do with all your unusable off cuts of fabric?  (Read 3065 times)
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gherkin
« on: August 31, 2012 12:07:31 AM »

I up cycle old clothes into patchwork quilts and have accumulated a big bag of unusable bits like seams, stained or holey bits, collars and skinny bits that are too small to use for anything. What do you guys do with these bits? I live in the UK and am considering putting them in one of those charity bags that comes through the door and is collected by a textile recycler (I donate my wearable old clothes directly to a charity shop). What do you you guys do?
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Nofuelleft
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012 09:32:33 AM »

I just put them in a bag ,
From wich the never come out again.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012 02:23:54 AM »

I just put them in a bag ,
From wich the never come out again.
lol

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012 11:52:31 AM »

I'm saving my seams for weaving a rug (if I ever get a round to it Roll Eyes). The tiniest bits I shred to threads and they then go in my thread catcher pot where I get stuffing for pin cushions and thread for papermaking interest.



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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012 07:26:47 AM »

You might be able to take them directly to one of the rag companies and trade them in and even get a few pennies out of it. I'm in Leicester and I've been told there are a few places here that do it, but I bet there are places all over the country.
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eiyela
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012 04:54:09 AM »

I tend to use them for stuffing if they're too small for anything else, tbh. I like making little soft toys for my cousins, but I never actually have any "real" stuffing lying around.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012 04:36:14 AM »

I have them all in a bag...I'm determined to use them for something one day but it's not seeming likely at the moment  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013 06:12:37 PM »

I use them to make super scrappy patchwork pieces, I just sew them onto a solid pieces and and then make my items with that
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013 02:21:11 AM »

I put them in a round can next to my table, and they miraculously disappear--just about the time my husband takes out the trash.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013 11:15:22 AM »

I have been saving them for years just because I feel wasteful and guilty throwing them away. I . recently decided to shove them all in a big bag and donate them to a craft thrift store and let them be someone else's problem.   Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013 05:40:09 AM »

The larger ones I use them for creating textile (textile art), the smaller ones I use them for stuffing.

I'd rather have that around than the big bag of stuffing Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013 07:18:42 AM »

i make jewelery out of it....or just use it for stuffing little toys i make Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013 01:55:39 AM »

I pick out every scrap that I might be able to use in a quilt made with 2x2 inch squares, and throw everything else away.

I've come to the point of realizing that I can't keep everything. I've used scraps as stuffing, and it doesn't work out too well. They're bulky, and they start to get saggy. So, I'm starting to throw them away.

I recycle things that I can put in a bin and put by the road. Otherwise, I throw it away or put it in the compost. I have a cardboard box next to my sewing machine that all the threads and scraps and stuff get thrown into, then I empty it out into a garbage bag on cleaning day.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013 05:00:55 PM »

Depending on the size I make little keychain wrist lanyards. Great as gifts.
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013 02:56:53 PM »

I up cycle old clothes into patchwork quilts and have accumulated a big bag of unusable bits like seams, stained or holey bits, collars and skinny bits that are too small to use for anything. What do you guys do with these bits? I live in the UK and am considering putting them in one of those charity bags that comes through the door and is collected by a textile recycler (I donate my wearable old clothes directly to a charity shop). What do you you guys do?

If the pieces are big enough, I like to make tag blankets/"loveys" for friends with babies. http://www.chicaandjo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/taggie_blanket_6.jpg
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Krysdra
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2013 09:20:09 AM »

If the pieces are small enough, I put them outside, so the birds can use them to build their nests. I do this with all my scrap yarn, and thread.
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paisleyhansen
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2013 09:41:46 AM »

Krysdra -
I bet that looks lovely in your yard! I'd love to see pictures. I'll have to try this too.
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