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Thread: what to do with fleece scraps?

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    I sew them together so they are 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 yards long and then fringe around the edges. In October, there is a 'fleece-tying' party in the Twin Cities and the fleece quilts go to local charities, hospitals, etc.

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    fleece scraps

    I make "Woobbies". I sew 5 to 6 inch squares into long strips using a 3/4" seam, then sew all strips together. I don't worry about getting like colors side by side. After I get them all together I snip the seam allowances. Fleece don't fray like denim but will curl, the more it's washed.

    Every one I've given one to says "NOBODY GOIN' TO GET BETWEEN ME N MY WOOBBIE".

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    Have you ever made one of those Tag or ribbon blankets? http://pinterest.com/theredpistachio...-tag-blankets/

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    Some of the best winter scarves I have are strips (9-12" wide, depending on your needs). Cut to the length you like and you have a scarf. Cheap, easy, warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Attachment 410764I make "quilts" for the animal shelters. Usually about 14" square with kitties in mind. I just use flannel, satin, minkee and other scraps quickly sewn to meet the dimensions. Then, I've been using two layers of TShirt material for the "batting" because the shelter discourages actual batting due to the mess if a "chewer" gets a hold of it. I was thinking of using leftover fleece as the "batting" for my next one. These are fun, quick, easy ways to use up scraps and help our furry friends. If interested, you can contact your local animal shelter to see if they allow fleece as the batting.
    Fleece as batting for quilts going to animal shelters is great! Remember that if you use it for the backing it's going to be covered in hair in no time. Probably not a good idea to do that.

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    I make pillow fronts out of mine and if I have enough left over they are the backs too. LOL Sew them together for a quick doll quilt. Even make mittens,scarves, book markers (my DGDs love them.. I make them several as they do read alot) with glittery jewelry attached (get the jewelry from the 2nd hand store-unique). When I add the jewelry I will make it at least 3 or 4 fleece pieces thick to counter the weight of the jewerly.
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    I used to sew a lot of fleece, and beside the hats and mittens, socks are another great item and boy are they warm and comfy! Green Pepper press makes a great pattern and can be found in a Joann's near you. I am unaffiliated with either company just like the pattern and I have made a lot of socks.

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    fleece scraps

    I made a teddy bear for my grandchild. She wanted something like a "Peef" that was featured at Christmas. I made her a bear from leftovers from her baby quilt, bassinet cover, nursing pillow, shopping cart cover. Each arm, leg, side of head, ear, etc were from different pieces of fleece. Her dad thought I had bought it, till Mom pointed out all the familiar fabrics
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    It sounds as if you have enough for a lap quilt. You could put seams outside and ruffle .i would use any pattern with large squares rectangles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbette View Post
    i am finding that i have some pretty good sized pieces of fleece leftover after i do some of my quilts. some are 1/4 to 3/4 of a yard. some are plain and some have patterns or designs on them. i cannot bring myself to throw them away. any ideas would be helpful.
    Here is a Rag quilt which one of my group did with a stash of oddments I had, it went all the way to New Zealand and is well loved.
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