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Thread: Who saves scraps of thread?

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    Who saves scraps of thread?

    I know people save the tiniest of scraps, but what about thread? Is there any use for short strands of thread, say a few inches or less?

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    I save if a foot or more. Just shove needle and all into pin cushion for sewing a button or a small mend.

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    I have heard of people who save all their scraps of thread for an entire year then put them in a clear Christmas bulb and label it with the year it represents. Haven't tried it yet.

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    the birds like to use them for building nests
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    I save mine in my sewing thread garbage caddy until I take out the trash.

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    Oh, don't get me started! I have enough fabric and thread to last me two lifetimes without saving thread and salvages! There is a use for everything!

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    I do as mamaw dose with regular thread when I did a lot of machine embroidery I use to save the clippings for in the hoop projects.something like the thread bowls and like nammie said there is a use for everything but I just don't have the room to store much and if I did I would forget about it out of site out of mind...........

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    I save mine and it goes into a suet feeder and I hang it out side by my bird houses, makes a pretty nest!

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    My sewing room is already overflowing without saving thread and tiny scraps of fabric and batting!

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    Having a big enough problem with scraps too, why start another problem? I know one lady who said she has a thread jar and asked me what she should do with it......I didn't know anybody even thought about saving thread. I told her to give it to the birds . . all I could think of.
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    My goodness gracious!! I am thrifty but not THAT thrifty!

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    I save it-I have a mason jar full-but don't know why.
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    I have a distant cousin that saves threads from ripping out seams which I think is rediculously funny , But it has also been said that she buys 2 ply bathroom tissue and rewinds onto seperate rolls to be thrifty!!!!

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    I have for a quick mend. I just took apart a pair of jeans but didn't think to save it. Oh Well!

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    Use it in mixed media art.
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    I normally toss my thread clippings and short ends into the snippit bin...... eventually it will go into something stuffed with the other snippets and trimmings

    I like the Christmas ornament idea [email protected]!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    the birds like to use them for building nests
    This is what I do, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zennia View Post
    I save it-I have a mason jar full-but don't know why.
    I bet it is pretty!!!

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    I save my embroidery snips with plans to make a bowl...some day!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    This "thread" is just too funny!

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    I know a woman who saves her thread. When she has a jar full, she places the threads inbetween to thin layers of water solviable plastic and then sews randome stitches, with various colors of thread until the pieces are sewen together. Then she rinses off the solivable stuff and ends up with a new type of lace background. Then she uses her embroidery feature and makes an embellishment with this thread/fabric as her base.

    Each to their own.

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    Too much trouble. Like the bird nest idea.

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    I save the thread and the smallest of fabric trimmings, then throw them out for the birds to use as nesting material.

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    I don't but I have a friend who does. She then will put a very sheer fabric overtop and FMQ it to use in a project, like maybe the front of a bag. It's very unique, but I can't bring myself to save thread!

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