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    what to do with fleece scraps?

    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.

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    you can make many things with them newborn baby hats and mittens you can also braid 3 strips together for an awesome chew tug toy for dogs stronger and neater than the ones you can buy in stores

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    I have some selvages and find I can use them to tie quilts if I roll them up for storage.

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Size:  210.9 KBI 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Name:  6 animal shelter quilts.JPG
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Size:  210.9 KBI 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.
    I've used it for batting as well on small wall pieces and such or just to practice FMQ. Around here, we call batting "the middle". And we have been known to use anything and everything as a "middle".
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    I like to make raw edge applique animals on baby quilts with them.

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    You can sew them together like a rag quilt, either a single or a double layer. You can sew them together and use as batting. You can cut them into smaller pieces and use them as stuffing for stuffed animals. Lots of other good suggestions here.

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    Cut to make a rag quilt. Tiny pieces can be shredded and used to fill pillows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassey View Post
    you can make many things with them newborn baby hats and mittens you can also braid 3 strips together for an awesome chew tug toy for dogs stronger and neater than the ones you can buy in stores
    this is really neat. chew tug toys.Do you have a pic
    I make dog beds for the humane society and this would be an extra neat idea

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    My friend made one of these using fleece. My little grandson just loves it. So that is another idea.
    http://sewincrediblycrafty.blogspot....oft-block.html

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