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Thread: Mink scraps - use or not?

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    Super Member Baloonatic's Avatar
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    A customer brought in a beautiful curly black mink coat for us to reupholster her small bedroom chair. We returned the uncut portion to her, but the little scraps went into the trash which I then liberated. NOW what can I do with them? And would it be politically incorrect to use them somehow in an art quilt? I could never wear fur, but this is from an old coat made before people got wiser...

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    Now let's see - your recyling trash - Wish more people would do it.

    What can you do - aplique!!! in a wall hanging.

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    Well, as far as I'm concerned, not using them won't bring the weasel back to life, so I'd use them. Would have to be something that won't be washed, so a wall hanging, pillow or maybe tote bag?

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    if there would happen to be enough scraps....there are people who make teddy bears out of old mink coats....and they are absolutely gorgeous

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    I would not feel bad recycling them :D:D:D

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    better to recycle them, rather than let them go in the trash.

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    Use them for doll hair or the mane for a cloth animal either as a toy or a pillow. Depends how big the scraps are. You could use them for trim on a pair of mittens or a purse. Or make a cat toy with catnip inside, they love things like that.

    Carol J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    if there would happen to be enough scraps....there are people who make teddy bears out of old mink coats....and they are absolutely gorgeous
    that's what I was going to suggest. Or if they are really small, key chain fobs. Then you can say, Why, yes, I DO have a mink...

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    Depending on how big of scraps they are ,I would use them to make small medicine pouches that are worn around the neck. Many sell these on ebay and etsy.Also those that make these would be happy to buy the scraps.They only have to be big enough to hold a small stone or two.

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    Thank you, these are some very good ideas! And you've given me the OK to NOT feel guilty... :-)

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