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Handy Uses for Fabric Scraps and a Hand Crafted Holiday

The holidays are approaching. Below are several ideas to use up fabric scraps and create a hand crafted holiday.

  1. Stuffing/Batting: Use to stuff gifts like pillows or pincushions.  Never use left over scraps to stuff toys or other items that could make it into a child’s mouth.
  2. Quilting: create a quilt block from scraps of a certain project to remember the project. For instance, creating a Seuss inspired quilt block from scraps of costumes from the show Seussical. Or use scraps to make quilted holiday items, like stockings.
  3. Testing: Check to see if there are any oil drips after oiling the machine. Use to check thread tension or test new sewing and stitch techniques.
  4. Doll’s Clothes: Create miniatures of projects instead of a quilt block, or make clothes for a special young lady’s favorite doll.
  5. Personalized Greeting Cards: Use snippets of material to create a unique card and use a sewing machine to sew the material to the card using a long stitch.
  6. Donation: Quilters are always looking for material to support their habit. Schools, daycares and churches may be interested in scraps to use for crafts.
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Posted by on November 13, 2009 in General


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