Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday Tip of the Day ~ Quilters and Serger Scraps ~

When cutting fabric for quilt squares, there's always that selvage edge...

And the serger trimmings...always long and uniform in  width...
What do you all do with yours?

Do they really belong in the landfill??
When our daughters were young, it was wonderful textile spaghetti.
It would provide hours of entertainment...

I just can't bear to through it all away!
..
Now, I find that it is the perfect weight and texture for stuffing many of my projects,
Pumpkins, Turkeys, Santas and Snowmen.

And it's practically free!

Take care,
~Natalie

4 comments:

Pam said...

I have bags and bags of scraps. I can not throw away anything fabric!

Ronda said...

Natalie,

Great idea, I try to use up my scraps that way too. If you have a lot of selvaged edges they are great to use for pin weaving. Have you ever tried pin weaving.

Have a great day!

jennifer768 said...

Great tip! Momma has saved her trimmings for years to use as stuffing material.Hugs,Jen

Diana said...

Just enjoying your blog. You can also put those scraps out for birds to use in nest making.