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Thread: Gardening with quilting scraps

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    they have to very small and have NO chemicals on them....they do take forever to break down...best to use them to stuff a dog pillow or pincushion really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    I've not done or heard of that; but I love throwing my tiniest of scraps (thin, thin strips) and my thread scraps from embroidery out in the front yard for the birds. I have bushes around the side of my house and they nest in there in the summer and I can see my threads interwoven in their nests.
    I really like this idea!

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    My question is will they not get tangled in the tiller tines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1
    My question is will they not get tangled in the tiller tines?
    yes they will unless they are less than 1"...and even then...

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    Never thought of adding very small scraps to my compost bin. I do add all of the dryer lint.

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    I use leftover thin uneven strips of quilting cotton to tie my tomato plants to stakes. Also I put scraps of batting in the bottom of my large planting pots to keep the potting soil from washing out and still allow drainage.

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    I don't know about composting it, but it's spring and I'm sure the birds would love some for their nests. It'll be fun to see some colorful scraps up in the trees, too!

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    I was wondering if I planted the scraps would they grow up to be bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    I was wondering if I planted the scraps would they grow up to be bolts?
    off to try that..hehehhe

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    When I have little scraps (very rarely) or thread waste I put it into my compost pile. Sometimes I just put my stuff for my compost straight into the garden. It works just the same as my compost pile, but composts faster!
    I usually line my garden with newspapers after planting and just water over top of it. As we cut the grass throughout the season, we usually add that to the top of the newspapers. When the papers are pretty full, we add the extra grass to the compost pile.

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