I don't know about you, but quilting has brought out the most frugal part of myself. I've begun to hoard things related to sewing and I'm about to turn my sewing room into a "path room" with all this stuff. Anyway . . . I read something recently that will help me to get rid of my little crumbs, tiny slivers of fabric that I cut off the edges of yardage, and my thread throw-aways.
I can't remember where I heard about this, and so I apologize if it was here and I'm double posting. I got a hanging moss pot at Home Depot to save this stuff in all year. Then in spring, I'll hang it out under one of the big trees and let the birdies knock themselves out. I throw my thread into empty kleenex boxes and when I clean them out, I just cut through the tangle of thread with my scissors to shorten things up and then toss them into the basket. Can't wait to see how they'll like it.
I'm going to post pictures on my blog if you want to see what I'm talking about. Not there yet, but later today.