Thursday, June 12, 2008

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you to Claire, Summerset, Vicki and Becky for "talking back" to my Friday Confession last week!

I confessed that I save my fabric scraps. Claire and Summerset generally save pieces of fabric that are 1/2 yard or larger - although they both said that it does depend a bit on the quality (and expense) of the fabric. Becky will save 1/4 yard or more - she is seriously committed to minimizing her contributions to our landfills. (Check out this cool project where she re-purposed a mens shirt from Goodwill!) And Vicki saves quite a few of her scraps too - she says that she is able to use them for small coordinating items and trim on other projects.

The lesson that I took away from all this is that saving your fabric scraps is good IF you actually use them later, but kind of a waste of space if you are just hoarding them because you can't bear to throw them away.

Thanks again, everyone! :)


Janimé said...

I must confess, I have a huge pile of fabric scraps. I keep all but the smallest of scraps from my sewing.

I can't abide the thought of throwing out those pretty little slips of fabric. They deserve to be used up too. :-)

There are several books out on ways to use up fabric scraps. I have one called "Fabric Leftovers". I've not yet had a chance to work on any of the techniques shown, but it looks very promising.