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Topic: What do you do with all your unusable off cuts of fabric?  (Read 2546 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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Alexus1325
« 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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Antidigger
« 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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katyfox
« 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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steiconi
« 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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tearE
« 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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