Thursday, June 11, 2009

Talk Back Thursday


Thank you so much to Kathy, Claudine, Cindy, Sue, Donna, Summerset, Myrosia, Elaina, Karima, Becky and Lois K for talking back to my confession last Friday! I asked what people do with their scraps of fabric, and received (as usual!) TONS of good advice!

Here is a list of the uses that others have found for their scraps:

-- Embellishments, accents and/or decorations (4)

-- Pillow stuffing (inc. pet beds) (3)

-- Small pouches (change purses, drawstring jewelry bags, etc.) (3)

-- Let kids play with them (3)

-- Quilt blocks (2)

-- Doll clothes (2)

-- Braided rug (1)

-- Children’s clothes (1)

-- Small pieces of knits can be used for lingerie (1)

Elaina offers her scraps up to quilters on www.freecycle.org – a website designed to support local recycling efforts!

She also sends the printed selvedge strips to “a blogger” – I’m guessing that it’s Jodie from RicRac. Have you seen her dress made entirely of selvedge strips?

Finally, three people mentioned a size limit on scraps. One saves anything bigger than her hand, while the other two typically don’t save pieces smaller than 0.5 of a yard (unless it is high quality and expensive fabric such as silk).

These are some excellent ideas! Thank you so much – you guys give great advice! :)

ETA: I was wrong about Elaina's blogger - she sends her selvedge strips to Carla at Feathered Fibers

4 comments:

BConky said...

Missed you last friday. Was finishing my daughters wedding dress. Wedding was beautiful. So glad to have it done. I try not to save many scraps but I still save to many. It's so hard to thrown them out.

sewducky said...

Actually i save them to send to featheredfibers on wordpress, although I knew about the ricrac dress too.

I don't sew with enough cotton to send a lot of them, right now I have 3 pieces that are 1-2 yards long. when I get enough to fill an envelope, I'll post them off.

Plus Size Dresses said...

Interesting One!!!!

Carla at Feathered Fibers said...

I love fabric bits and also the selvage part, too. So many ideas to do with them, too.

PS to sewducky... Thanks!