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Thread: Little itty bitty scraps

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    I found out this neat idea a week or so ago. Save those itty bitty piecies of fabric, even the wings, save them. Then every spring toss them around your yard (cotton is 100% biodegradable). The birds love them for their nest. I did it and actually watched through my window and saw a couple of birds scooping down to get the scraps. Too cute!

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    I save every scrap, even the narrow little strips that I get when I square things up. I find uses for them , such as stuffing for pincushions or little dolls that I have made. I did the same thing, put some scraps out by the bird feeder and watched the squirrels carry them off. Reduce Recycle Reuse. It's the best way.

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    Okay, this was for the people that scrap the scraps. Right on, reduce, recycle, reuse!!!

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    I always give some to my cat Slick. that way he won't bother me too much when I'm sewing. He's so jealous that he's not getting any attention.

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    What a neat idea. :)

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    I was just talking to DH about this!

    I have been deep cleaning my sewing space and came across a tote full of flannel shirts that I had saved for 'a project' and decided to sit for awhile with DH while he is glued to the Indy 500 cutting them into usable pieces.

    Being the wonderful, attentive man that he is; he asked what I was doing. I had reduced 6 shirts to 3 piles...

    1 pile of 3" to 12" squares and strips for a quilt

    1 pile of cuffs, collars, pocket, etc for purses/dolls/crafts

    1 pile of scraps to small to make anything from

    ...when he asked what I was going to do with the scraps HE suggested I toss them out for the birds to use

    I like the idea of using them for stuffing

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    Awe, what a sweet DH! :wink:

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    What a great idea! I'll have to do that.

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    IF you throw thread out make sure that all of the piece are cut really short or the birds will get them rapped around their feet and it could injure them.

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    I tried this and it didn't work. The birds around here don't like my scraps, I guess. They've been out there for 3 days now. :( Snobby little things they are. Hrmph!

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