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is it worth keeping long thin strips of fabric?

Old 04-08-2015, 06:21 AM
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Their is a you tube video on making fabric twine. It was really interesting to do and no seeing required
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
If your interested in making an "Oh My Gosh " quilt, it uses 1 inch strips. I made this quilt and it is beautiful!
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Laurajbr View Post
I am on my kindle, so I do not know how to share a link, but I saved all my strips, bought some cotton clothes line, and have been making fabric bowls.
I work on them when I am getting to the end of a needle's life, as it will blunt a needle pretty fast, but it is fun and easy.
This is exactly what I do with mine! Make bowls and trivets! Everyone loves the trivets and they make wonderful gifts.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:26 PM
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What a timely post. I made this with 1 inch strips of fabric. The longer the strip the better. It's called "Locker Hooking". It was a fun project, and it felt good using up scraps.2015-04-02_22-18-40_655.jpg
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Not one sliver of my fabric goes to the landfill. I like selvage ś for small projects. Amy thing to a all to use, I donate to a lady who makes dog beds for Humane Society and rescue groups.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:01 PM
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I use them in crazy quilts, strip quilts, and to put in dog beds. I have been told that it is not good to put out for birds. Just something I heard.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by My time View Post
What a timely post. I made this with 1 inch strips of fabric. The longer the strip the better. It's called "Locker Hooking". It was a fun project, and it felt good using up scraps.Attachment 516345
That's very pretty!
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by happystitchermm View Post
Their is a you tube video on making fabric twine. It was really interesting to do and no seeing required
i remember someone posting this, too, about the fabric twine!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xfp...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
Many people want your selvages. Save them.

The other long strips...it's your call.

I have a a bag of what I call "strips" (narrower than 1.5"). I am undecided if I like the look of most strip quilts enough to use them. I think I do...as I do like some of them--but do I want to spend my time making something like this? Good question. I think so...but in the meantime, I have 10+ other projects lined up. I live in a state of quandary about this.
Maybe you could use strips as leaders and enders like Bonnie Hunter does her squares, but you'd be using strips instead. Then when you have a bunch of twosies made, sew them together to make foursies, etc. At some point, when the "blocks" are wide enough, trim them into a size you want and use them like fabric. Easy peasy way to get some string blocks made with little effort.

Just a thought.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:57 AM
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I've made couple rugs with selvage and fabric strips. I use to take bread wrappers and make rugs for outside the kitchen door weighted down with old washers (don't tell DH). Helped to keep dirt from tracking in. Took a while for the dogs to get used to them but they lasted awhile. I need to make some more.
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