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« on: May 16, 2009 10:53:51 AM »

Does anyone have any ideas about what to do with scraps of fabric left over from sewing. Those of you who sew, know that there is always an abundance of scraps... I was thinking about makinf fiber fill out of them, but other than tediously cutting them up by hand I don't know what else to do! (I tried to use my food processor, all it did was spin the fabric around...)

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 05:07:26 AM »

Quilting is the way I went. At first I was giving the scraps to a quilter friend and taking scraps to the thrift store. Then I made my first quilt and I was hooked. There are a lot of free and easy patterns on the internet.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009 12:28:04 PM »

I stuff fabric ornaments and toys with the pieces that are finally too small even for me to use.

« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009 01:25:40 PM »

I sewed a small bag from a larger scrap and filled it with tiny scraps (you could use bigger ones too, but I hate to unnessacarily part with fabric). I tied it w/ a long strip of fabric and gave the bag to a friend's hamster... made a wonderful nest. I use larger scraps for crazy quilting, and doll clothes.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009 04:59:28 PM »

Really, what do you consider a scrap. What are the dimensions. Can you post images? Different sizes relate to different crafts.

tiny less than 2", cut for latch hook rug
up to 4": use for doll crazy quilts
up to 6" use for small quilt blocks
less than 2" run your rotary cutter over them and use them for stuffing or as filling for a sheer fabric you make randomly for scarves.

Over 7" with width, doll clothing

Over 12" width, quilt squares, ipod cozies, wallets, etc.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009 09:57:32 PM »

If they are long or well really whatever you could cut them down to a skinner size and then crotch them into a pot holder or something like that! =] That is what I am doing.

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