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Topic: What do you do with all your unusable off cuts of fabric?  (Read 3740 times)
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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


« 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.

« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013 05:00:55 PM »

Depending on the size I make little keychain wrist lanyards. Great as gifts.
« 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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« 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.
« 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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