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Now I have 3 big, large boxes overflowing with fabric scaps. I try to process as many as possible but I have the feeling that there are no less…How keeps you your fabric scarps, or what do you do with fabric scaps? Storage space saving, add to kindergartens or schools, or…? I want to move soon, so I wish I had a good idea. Perhaps you have an idea for me? Many greetings!


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    Apr 22, 2012, 03.43 PMby katexxxxxx

    Scraps that are too small or not suitable for making bags or other small items get recycled. We chuck them along to a local charity and they sell them to for paper making, cavity wall insulation and other such things. They can be recycled into allsorts of things from new fabric to loft insulation!

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      Apr 23, 2012, 11.34 AMby zaarissima

      Thank you very much for your great tips, them I have not thought at all! I’m going to inform me, what opportunities it gaves here with us in our village.

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    Apr 23, 2012, 11.40 AMby pambox

    My plan has always been to make some really mismatched kitsch 80s looking prom dress from my scraps, but I think the charitable uses are probably a better choice.

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      Apr 23, 2012, 12.08 PMby katexxxxxx

      We dump about two black sacks a month to the charity of choice (Demelza House, the local children’s cancer hospice, and a most fabulous place). They get £5 a sack for it, and we gift aid, so it’s even better than that.

      We do use everything we possibly can, and sometimes twice! Like a toile with really large panels will get cut into smaller toiles, linings, etc. So it’s only the real waste that gets binned.

      We sometimes get gifted with fabric we cannot use. It used to stagnate in my stash, but with all the shifting and moving and running out of space, and wanting to declutter so I can do my loft conversion, several car loads of totally crappy stuff have gone in the charity scrap bin recently!

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    Apr 25, 2012, 08.49 PMby shkoober

    i try to use mine for stuffing things, toys for my nephews, small (heavy) pillows, and am working on a morrocon ottomon (a heavy leather floor poof) which needs to be stuffed. Otherwise there are all sorts of fun projects like napkins, or wipes, bunting, coasters, facings, etc.

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      Apr 26, 2012, 06.20 PMby zaarissima

      Thank you – these are also good ideas! I’m looking forward to your morrocon ottomon!!! (I hope you show it here)

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    May 4, 2012, 10.55 PMby 20beverly08

    I saw a ‘sewing with nancy’ show on PBS about ‘making your own fabric’ from scraps of leftover fabric. A sheet of wash-away (water-soluble) stabilizer was covered with pieces of leftover fabric scraps and then sewed onto the stabilizer with basic sewing machine stitches. It looked great for a ‘patchwork’ blazer, top, skirt and vest.

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      May 6, 2012, 07.29 PMby zaarissima

      That sounds great – I’ll inform me! Thank you very much! Do you have the pillows, that you show on your side, worked on this way?

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    May 7, 2012, 04.49 PMby Horse4HMom

    if your scraps are useable squares or strips, please consider making a “pillowcase” dress for www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com. there have been lots of cute styles made and shipped to girls all over the world in their attempt to ensure that every girl owns one dress of her own. dresses take about 3/4 yd of fabric with 1/4 yd bottom trim or 1 total yard in length. instructions are on the website. have fun!!

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      May 13, 2012, 08.31 AMby zaarissima

      Thank you very much for this information! I’m very interested and I’ll inform me!

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    May 24, 2012, 04.34 PMby mickeygirl

    I went through my scraps and cut off any pieces that were not useable. Anything that was big enough to use for something I rolled up. Rolling everything up makes it better to store.

    Try to find those more sturdy ziplock plastic bags and push the air out or use large plastic bins. Keep your fabric from sunlight and dust.

    Cotton might be good to donate to a group that makes quilts. Ask around at your local community or church. Bigger pieces that can be used for children’s garments might be welcomed at schools.

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    May 28, 2012, 06.39 AMby josephina

    I am saving mine up at the moment to use in dog beds, which I guess is the same as using them to stuff an ottoman. They will go in there with any of our old clothes which are no longer wearable but not good enough for charity, so the beds will smell like us and keep the animals happy!

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    May 30, 2012, 07.09 AMby henrycollins512

    i sewing my old clothes to make a kind of shoulder bag …..

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    Aug 3, 2012, 09.49 AMby michaelG4369

    You can give them as a charity or turn them into cotton, or give some one who fit those stuff.

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