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    Old 04-22-2010, 04:55 AM
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    Happy Earth Day Everyone!
    To celebrate lets share our Eco friendly tips. Mine is an oldie, I saw online somewhere.

    Roll premade bindings on a paper towel tube. This prevents the tangle mess when applying to the quilt. Great for storage til later also.

    What is yours?
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    Old 04-22-2010, 05:01 AM
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    Today I am going to sew on my treadle machine.
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    Old 04-22-2010, 05:03 AM
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    I take my washed, 100% cotton, "too small for anything else" scraps and chop them up into fluff. Then I put the fluff into an onion bag and hang it outside for the birds to use.
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    Old 04-22-2010, 05:06 AM
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    I hang my quilts on the line to dry.
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    Old 04-22-2010, 05:49 AM
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    Love making scrappy quilts with the sew & flip method. I can use really small pieces.
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    Old 04-22-2010, 06:34 AM
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    I don't know how eco friendly it is .. but I throw all my threads and small scraps into the yard for the birds and small animals :lol:

    Also I try to cut/sew out on my front porch as often as possible, use the natural sunlight instead of extra inside lights !
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    Old 04-22-2010, 06:34 AM
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    I save everything -- cut off threads, small/tiny scraps, batting fluff. I have a special 'garbage can' (lined with a grocery bag) for these bits I don't want. When the bag gets full I donate it to a local group that makes pet beds for an animal shelter -- they use it for stuffing! It feels great having absolutely no quilting waste :)
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    Old 04-22-2010, 06:41 AM
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    I also save everything and when my little trash can gets full, I empty it into an old pillowcase that I tie shut with an elastic hair tie. This is my dog's favorite bed.

    I don't put strings outside because I have chickens and they eat everything along with getting strings wrapped around their feet and toes.
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