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Thread: Don't Waste Those End Slices

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    How about gluing those bitty pieces and strings onto foam balls, ping pong balls, etc., for a variety of sizes and then put them into tall clear vases for decorative centerpieces for the table or to put in other nooks and crannies that need "color." Gosh, as head or the table decoration committee for a large organization, I think I know what I can do for next month. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    I have one of those bowls that people make with the fabric, but I don't know where the site is for the pattern. Google it and maybe it will show up.

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    Different!

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    crazy or not those are great, you could sell them at flea markets

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    Neat idea. Children are always looking for something to do and give to "mom" for birthdays and/or Christmas. This looks like something you could show them how to do and provide them with a container to put them in along with a ribbon around the container. I'm sure there are other things to do with them also.

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    Crazy but I love it.

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    Cute idea!

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    Just put a bag of scraps on the porch, didn't know what to do with them, I am going to make balls for my therapy kids to play with. I'm always frustrated that ball is too small that ball is too big... Now I can make them myself!

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    Only when you start juggling them, then yes you are crazy.
    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaB
    I believe in not being wasteful, so I use up every bit of fabric. One of my extreme methods is rolling up those "shaved" off ends of fabric when you are straightening your fabric. I roll together, until about a 2" size ball. Makes a good TV job. Dab a bit of glue on end strip to hold. Then use them for decorations in large bowls as pictured. Am I crazy or what?

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    I use mine in snippets patterns; any tiny pieces work.

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    GREAT idea Thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Yep, you're crazy! It sure does look cute, though. :)
    Ditto. lol. I just throw mine away!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Yep, you're crazy! It sure does look cute, though. :)
    agree!

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    You also can join all the various width strips with knots, wind into balls, and then use them just like yarn and either knit or crochet all sorts of things. Scarves, runners, rag rugs, candle mats - whatever!

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    can I use those as ammo for when my hubby is being ornery? haa haa :)

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    I have several of these balls, but mine are strips of old quilts (batting and all) wrapped into a ball. I have them laying around my sewing room. Some in glass container, some stacked in sewing machine drawer thats hanging on the wall. Good conversation pieces....

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    That is a great idea!

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    Not crazy and definitely not wasteful! The balls are cute and very colorful. You should do some little ones. They'd make cute Christmas ornaments. Use your regular scraps for the base and Christmas fabric for the top layer. I have a little tree for my sewing room so I think I'll try this out. :P

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    Okay, this is almost too much! Those are so cute they're almost irresistible - find a market!!!
    As tempting as it is, and as cute as they are.......if I tried everything I see on this board, I'd be classified as a hoarder just collecting supplies. I truly admire those of you who create these "leftovers" projects.

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    Yep, you're a little crazy, just like the rest of us in the quilting world! You know tha old saying, "Quilters are nuts: they take a perfectly good piece of material, cut it up into little pieces and sew it back together!" LOL!
    I save my little trim pieces to place on my front porch in spring for the birds to use as nesting material

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    Great Christmas ornaments. Just add a loop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by green pen
    How about gluing those bitty pieces and strings onto foam balls, ping pong balls, etc., for a variety of sizes and then put them into tall clear vases for decorative centerpieces for the table or to put in other nooks and crannies that need "color." Gosh, as head or the table decoration committee for a large organization, I think I know what I can do for next month. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Glad to be of help! Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlotte625
    crazy or not those are great, you could sell them at flea markets
    I don't think they are sellable, they are just skinny scrapp strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scakes
    Not crazy and definitely not wasteful! The balls are cute and very colorful. You should do some little ones. They'd make cute Christmas ornaments. Use your regular scraps for the base and Christmas fabric for the top layer. I have a little tree for my sewing room so I think I'll try this out. :P
    I like this idea, plus you could do that for any holiday, just use the appropriate scraps.

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    Cool idea.

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