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Thread: T-shirt jersey scraps.... what to do with them?

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    I'm starting a number of t-shirt quilts from the shirts I've been hoarding for decades [I mean my "collection" ] and being the "waste not" type, was wondering what to do with the parts of the t-shirt that aren't going to go into the quilt.

    I don't really want them, but if someone has a use for them, I would be happy to send them to you for cost of shipping.

    If nobody wants them, is this the sort of thing that can go into a donation box where the old clothes are shredded for other purposes? Or is it off to the landfill with this stuff? I suppose if I made paper, I could use it for that, but I don't make paper.

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    I tear them into strips and use them to tie tomato plants. But I have plenty so don't need them but maybe you can use them for that. I had a friend who made a hook rug out of T-shirt strips.

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    tie them onto a rope loop and make cat toys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I tear them into strips and use them to tie tomato plants. But I have plenty so don't need them but maybe you can use them for that. I had a friend who made a hook rug out of T-shirt strips.
    that's a good idea! Thanks.

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    I use them to make a pieced binding for the t-shirt quilt!

    I also use the larger pieces for rags. T-shirts are great rags for cleaning windows and polishing.

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    Oh yeah, they make awesome rugs!

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    I cut them into squares at least 12 inches, and leave a basket it in the kitchen, on the counter. I have cut down on my paper towel purchases by probably 70%....
    Just use all day (or once, depending on what you are wiping) and toss into a load of laundry

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