Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 99

Thread: Don't Waste Those End Slices

  1. #1
    Super Member DonnaB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mesa & Forest Lakes, AZ
    Posts
    1,636
    Blog Entries
    16
    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?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,021
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yep, you're crazy! It sure does look cute, though. :)

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    2,886
    That is a great idea. They look really pretty in the glass containers.

  4. #4
    Super Member QuiltnCowgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Calif (San Joaquin Valley)
    Posts
    3,591
    Blog Entries
    6
    What a neat idea & a cool little decoration in a sewing room

  5. #5
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    10,706
    Blog Entries
    36
    That is a genius idea. SO cute too and you can tell it's the home of a quilter.Better than the rubber band balls. Thanks for sharing.

  6. #6
    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    8,899
    Blog Entries
    1
    Not crazy; frugal and creative. These are fun looking and add a lot to your home decor. Thank you for sharing this suggestion.

  7. #7
    Super Member HummerGardenCrafts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,337
    I don't know where the site is, but there's a pattern to use those tiny ends. It makes a basket. There are some girls here that know the site. Hopefully they will let you know.

  8. #8
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,038
    great idea!

  9. #9
    Colorful Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Paris, TN
    Posts
    832
    great idea and great activity while watching TV, I don't watch too much but when I do I usually have my hands busy too!

  10. #10
    Super Member PegD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    4
    I'm in agreement.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Yep, you're crazy! It sure does look cute, though. :)

  11. #11
    Super Member sustraley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    2,245
    Not crazy----resourceful!!

  12. #12
    Senior Member rgbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Catskill, ny
    Posts
    497
    I like them

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Greenwood, Indiana
    Posts
    374
    Good idea!

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    156
    Wrap them around a small bell - CAT TOY!

  15. #15
    Senior Member klarina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    909
    You could also use them to stuff dolls and bears.
    But I agree your idea is kind of crazy. Lol.

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,649
    Blog Entries
    42
    LOL.
    Wonderful idea, they really do look great in the glass containers..

  17. #17
    Senior Member Unique Creations's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Canon City, CO
    Posts
    569
    A cat toy with a bell inside would be a great idea, my kitty would love that!! She is always playing with fabric scraps that she finds on the floor anyway.

  18. #18
    Junior Member FranC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kokomo, In
    Posts
    103
    How cute. Creative idea.

  19. #19
    Super Member icon17's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Washington,State
    Posts
    1,685
    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?
    Maybe Just a little bit crazy but we all ARE!
    :lol:

  20. #20
    kajaza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    maine
    Posts
    607
    That is a GREAT idea!!! Love it!!

  21. #21
    Kaye-Kaye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Seymour, Missouri
    Posts
    428
    Crazy good!

  22. #22
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts
    13,898
    Just like Easter eggs! Very creative.

  23. #23
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,455
    They are so cute! I've seen them on ebay, yes, ebay! The balls I've seen are usually antique fabrics but I don't know if that's why they sell but they do!
    Great decorating idea you have :D

  24. #24
    Super Member HummerGardenCrafts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,337
    Ok,crafty_linda_b . I know you know where the site is?

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,867
    Yes but crazy creative! They do look neat in the glass.
    Maureen

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.