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Old 02-06-2015, 02:31 PM
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it adds some pretty color while things are still in the green phase, before the flowers bloom
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:08 PM
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There is always the rugs and baskets with the fabric coiled onto clothesline too.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:38 AM
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placemats, small appliques, potholders, rice bags, hand warmers, CD pouches, hot mats for the table, dish draining mats, etc.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:47 AM
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Anything that is bigger than 2", I make crumb fabric and made fabric. Bonnie Hunter has crumb ideas and Victoria Finlay Wolfe has made fabric quilts on her blog and her book, 15 minutes of Play, is all about it. I leave a basket of scraps on my treadle, and when I have a few minutes between things, I treadle some scraps. I use Bottom Line thread to piece these so there is not thread buildup on such small pieces. Or find a quilter like me who uses scraps.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:22 AM
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If you or maybe a child has a wild imagination you can do this. Cut tiny shreds and over lay the piece with chiffon or netting. Then "draw" on the surface!
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:30 AM
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Dog/cat beds for the local animal shelter. Prayer pockets for church.
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I make fabric bowls and baskets.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:38 AM
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Sometimes I add them together to make different colors binding for one quilt as well....
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:52 AM
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Along with other listed ideas, I make 3.5" crumb blocks, use pieces to fill in a stuffed toy needing repair, and picture projects like Mary Katherine showed.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:58 AM
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Sometimes I cut them into 1/4" or 1/2" strips and iron them onto fusible interfacing, making a new fabric that can be cut and used for anything. Most of the really small scraps I save in a bucket to use as stuffing for pet beds or (lumpy) pillows.
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