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    Stabilizer scraps

    Anyone ever figure out anything to do with these yet?

    I hate to throw them out cause it adds up to quite a bit, but there are so many....
    and, they multiply like bunnies.....LOL
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    The only thing I can think of is to wash them in a pillow case and dry them and use them for stuffing in cat or dog beds/quilts.
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    I am very aware that any scraps I keep take up my very limited space. Nope, I don't keep those.

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    I haven't done it but I read somewhere that you can patch/piece them together into bigger pieces and use them.
    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    I haven't done it but I read somewhere that you can patch/piece them together into bigger pieces and use them.
    I did that with a t-shirt quilt and it worked well and easily. it was a thin stabilizer. The stabilizer was 22" wide and I was cutting 13" pieces which would have meant alot of waste if I didn't patch them together.

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    I sew the pieces of embroidery stablizer together and use them again. I cut the piece straight first. When removing them after embroidery just cut the sewing thread. You can save alot by down this. I used everything down to about a two inch wideth.

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    I patch them together and use them. If it is for clothing I used a regular stitch so they stay together or if for emb work I use a big basting stitch on the machine as I may want to trim out the blank areas and the basting makes it easier but works well while I emb. Sometimes what I do is cut out the center of my stablizer leftover piece and put in a good sized one and use the rest sort of like a frame so I don't have to use so much new stablizer. Got to make that $ stretch.

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    I also piece them together for embroidering. I just cut the pieces straight and then zig-zag them together.

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    I'm assuming you are talking about stabilizer for embroidery, etc. I do save the scraps up to a point. Then as I'm doing a project and if the stabilizer that is on the hoop tears I just spray a little of June Tailor adheasvie on it and attach one of my scraps and I'm back to finishing my project. It has saved me starting all over again many times.
    Judy

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