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    i went crazy and bought ALOT of remnent pieces of fleece....any ideas what i can do with them except no sew blankets.....
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    hats and scarves

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    You can use them as a substitute for batting. Just sandwich them like you would a batting.

    Square up a piece about 6" longer than you actually want for a blanket. Cut a 3" square from each corner. Fold each edge in 1 1/2" and seam 1 1/4" from the folded edge. Make 1" cuts ever 1/2" all the way around your blanket. With your fingers or a large crochet hook start with one loop and pull the next one through it. Do this all the way around the blanket until you come to the last loop. Cut it through the middle or on either side, loop it through your first loop then hand stitch it back together. This will give you a fleece blanket with a beautiful "braided" looking edge. Kids seem to love them like this. You can do the same with smaller left over squares. When the stitching is done and the loops are cut, put two together and crochet one loop from one side with a loop from the other piece until you reach the fourth side. Put a pillow form in and finish the last side. Now you have a matching blanket and small pillow---absolutely wonderful for traveling. I almost forgot, when stitching down the edges use a bit of a zigzag or other stretchable stitch.

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    I make double layer reversible fleece mitts by the dozens. They wash and wear well and are warmer than knitted mitts. Sometimes I knit the outside layer and just make an inner layer of the fleece. Timberlane Press has the best pattern ($6) in multiple sizes for fleece mittens and if they are cut out, I can stitch a pair in about an hour. I often make them scrappy so even the smaller pieces of fleece can be used. I always make a bunch to leave with our child and youth worker to give out at the school to those needing mitts or a little something to show someone cares.

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    Sock slippers. Really post toasty warm.

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    I LOVE the fleece slipper socks!

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    Patch jackets or cut and sew to a sweatshirt for a nice warm jacket....
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    I have this super quick and easy slipper sock pattern. Makes a pair in less than 1/2 hour. I sew a square of suede to the bottom at the ball of the foot so the don't slip. This year I got fancy and made hearts and stars on the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    You can use them as a substitute for batting. Just sandwich them like you would a batting.

    Square up a piece about 6" longer than you actually want for a blanket. Cut a 3" square from each corner. Fold each edge in 1 1/2" and seam 1 1/4" from the folded edge. Make 1" cuts ever 1/2" all the way around your blanket. With your fingers or a large crochet hook start with one loop and pull the next one through it. Do this all the way around the blanket until you come to the last loop. Cut it through the middle or on either side, loop it through your first loop then hand stitch it back together. This will give you a fleece blanket with a beautiful "braided" looking edge. Kids seem to love them like this. You can do the same with smaller left over squares. When the stitching is done and the loops are cut, put two together and crochet one loop from one side with a loop from the other piece until you reach the fourth side. Put a pillow form in and finish the last side. Now you have a matching blanket and small pillow---absolutely wonderful for traveling. I almost forgot, when stitching down the edges use a bit of a zigzag or other stretchable stitch.
    Can you do a pictorial tute on this technique? I think I get it and see many possibilities for the technique but pictures would be wonderful!

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    Do you know where I can find a pattern for the slipper socks like the ones you make?
    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    I have this super quick and easy slipper sock pattern. Makes a pair in less than 1/2 hour. I sew a square of suede to the bottom at the ball of the foot so the don't slip. This year I got fancy and made hearts and stars on the bottom.

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    If you have a Swiffer Sweeper, you can use fleece to make reusable covers for them.

    It also makes super warm pillowcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbillycrafter
    Do you know where I can find a pattern for the slipper socks like the ones you make?
    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    I have this super quick and easy slipper sock pattern. Makes a pair in less than 1/2 hour. I sew a square of suede to the bottom at the ball of the foot so the don't slip. This year I got fancy and made hearts and stars on the bottom.
    Hillbilly, I just went here: http://www.sewthankful.com/TimberLanePress.html

    You guys got my checkbook in trouble with these!!!!

    Also, thanks for the idea oatw13.

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    line kids sweat pants to make them warmer, from just below the crotch to the ankle, that way you don't have to take the whole pant apart, just the side seams :D:D:D

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    Okay, so I ordered from Sew Thankful. Not a problem, not in a hurry, but about 2 hours after I hit the button to 'buy' I received an e-mail telling me that my order had been sent..... Sent? Already? I will probably get it mid week next week. I'll let you know!

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    Can you use it between denim or flannel layers for rag quilts?

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    I made nice dog coats with my fleese for all the dogs in the family, Also cut sqs and made like a rag quilt for my cats to sleep on.

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    I made fleece socks for my family. Love 'em! I got the pattern last fall at JoAnns.

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    Sew some into the shape of a simple mitten and use them as a dusting mitt.

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    I don't see why not. Just as long as it isn't out with the 'rag' part. This stuff doesn't 'rag'......

    Also, be careful of a very hot iron, this stuff will melt.....

    This is in response to MommaDorian's question.

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    I buy remnant fleece. I find matching flannels and make baby blankets (crib size). The fleece makes it thicker so you don't need batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jme
    I buy remnant fleece. I find matching flannels and make baby blankets (crib size). The fleece makes it thicker so you don't need batting.
    So you just use a layer of flannel and a layer of fleece? Do you sew right sides together and then turn and do a top stitch? What are the dimensions of crib size? I like your idea and this might be a good baby shower gift. Thanks.

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    You can make scarves with hoods on them and I just got a pattern to make chemo caps. Also thanks to everyone for all the great idea. This board is fantastic.

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    Fleece is the best for dusting. I have always planned (but never did!) to cut some pieces with one of the fancy rotary cutter blades and give them to my friends.

    I have even used them under chair legs as pads or even as batting in baby blankets or bibs....

    The list goes on and on!

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    I work with a group of young people and they make blanket kits for Ronald McDonald House. They do the all the cutting and leave the tying to the kit recipients. These parents do a lot of waiting-for tests, surgery, etc. This gives them something to keep their hands and minds busy. They make any size from infants to twin. They also include instructions and a kind word or two.

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    Chemo caps, mittens, scarves and there are patterns for thing to make with fleece today, look in the pattern books.

    Carol J.

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