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Thread: What do you do with your quilt scraps besides make quilts?

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    What do you do with your quilt scraps besides make quilts?

    Wondering if any of you make anything from your quilt scraps otherthan more quilts...Here is a pic of what I do with them sometimes...Hope you like. It is called a toothbrush rug.
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    That is really cute!

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    Mostly I put them in the closet and they multiply.

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    Very cute. I just make quilts out of my scraps.
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    It depends on the size of the scrap. Sometimes I just pitch them.

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    I am saving the tiny ones for my DSIL to make a dog bed.

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    I used some odd sized ones to tie up my tomato and pepper plants this year.
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    Before I ever started quilting, I got strip scraps from my mom and tied them around a wire wreath form (one with four rows of wire) It now hangs on an old window frame in my family room.

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    I use a lot of my trimmings and very small scraps to stuff pet beds/cushions which I then donate to a favorite pet shelter.
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    I just started making the toothbrush rugs. Fun, but take a lot of time. Ido them watching tv. They also use tons of fabric but wof strips work the best. I pieced some 2"x5" to make a strip. I hope the machine sewing doesnt come apart.

    My scraps are sorted by strips AND block sizes. I do not consider them to be scraps but quickies when free styling quilting which I do often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Mostly I put them in the closet and they multiply.
    Katie and I live in the same world, LOL!

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    I make all kind of things. Sewing machine covers or mats with pockets to hold supplies, Snips and thread catchers, small clutches, mug rugs for gifts. My daughter immediately stole this to use for her jewelry when she travels.
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    I have made beds for the local dog shelter.
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    I cut hearts out to sew onto birthday cards for my family and friends.

    I'm taking the scraps from one of my quilts and making a pillow cover with them.

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    I save them for scrap quilts and applique if they're over 1 1/2". Otherwise, I send them to the landfill to dress things up a bit! :-))

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    I have started to make little zippered bags and totes with larger scraps. I would love to make toothbrush rugs, but we can't have any rugs at all around due to the tripping hazard. The only one I have is the one in front of the area where I fold clothes because neither potential tripee comes into that room.

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    Little tiny pieces go into the trash. The rest go back into quilts--scrappy or otherwise. A few end up on the floor to be used for cat toys.

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    He he.. I let the DGDs come in and raid - they love digging through my scraps and take some home and make doll and bear clothes. I don't for sure know what all they do with them but they sure do love scraps. The older DGD made her little sisters some doll quilts for presents. They'll even offer to clean the floor just to see what there is. They stay busy sorting old buttons too.
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    I love it. My girlfriend designs Barbie furniture, so she gets first choice, then I donate either to the Local quilting group that makes Charity quilts or the local schools.

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    Very nice. I've just recently started doing this. So far mine have been totally scrappy. I like the way you have controlled the colors. What width strips do you use?
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    I'm with gayer, I make all kinds of little projects for gifts as she does, it is lots of fun as well as rewarding to come up with something cute enough to give as a gift!

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    Lately I've been crocheting with strips of leftovers and uglies.

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    mine too have babies, if it's a really small piece I give them to my quilting buddy who like to sew small pieces. I have TONS and TONS of scraps and steady buy more fabric. I'm hoard up fabric for when I retire and don't have any money. I have been known to threw them away. I get tired of the same scraps. When I attended the quilt retreats we used to fill a wal mart bag with scraps and swap them.

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    Mostly cut mine in strips and hang on hanger in closet. Also keep odd sizes of ones that may be used for applique on a shelf or in a tote.
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