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    I finished cutting up all of my fat qtrs for my quilt and this time I decided to cut up everything instead of throwing scraps in the bucket...in the bag is my left over scraps small strings. Now what to do with them. I don't think I want to make anything...wonder if the schools would be interested in them for the art classes?

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    Snippets have to be fused before cutting or you have a mess. Unless you want to use the strings for stuffing the best thing is to toss them randomly outside for the birds and squirrels to use.
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    Use them to make dog beds or give them to someone who does
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    Check with your school they may be able to use them. At one quilt event there was a class making bracelets by wrapping strings around wire. Another had small looms making purces. So there is a use for them.

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    I wouldn't toss them outside. Fabric used in birds' nests does not dry out fast enough (the way dried sticks and weeds do) and causes pneumonia and death in the chicks.

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    oops, you're right. I forgot about that.
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    I cut them into a bit smaller lengths and use them as mulch in my perennial bed.
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    I read about the fabric not good for birds and then I read it is okay. I guess it's better to be on the safe side.
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    I've seen a lot of websites that say to put fabric strings out. However, someone who worked with professional ornithologists posted on the QB years ago with a plea not to do it. Since then I've found a few corroborating websites, but still many that seem to have never heard of this issue. Since the reasoning seems sound, I'm for playing it safe.

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