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I'm starting to build up a pretty big pile of flalnnel scraps from the fitteds I've been making and I was just wondering what I should do with it, ther must be some thing useful.<br>
These scraps aren't tiny little scraps, I throw away anything smaller than the width or height of my hand.
 

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I purchased flannel that remained waterproof after 5 washings. DH and I made a quilt, using 6x10 inch rectangles and a simple block pattern. We machine stitched the whole thing and used cotton batting in the middle, with a large piece of flannel for the back. It fits a twin bed. I had never made a quilt before, and it turned out pretty good. You could also use the scraps for wipes, doll clothes, doblers, etc. Not sure if you do this, but you could also make mama pads out of the scraps with fleece on the back. I just made the switch from tampons and I find cloth so much more comfortable. Hope this helps.
 

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Ditto: Wipes or mama pads. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I use mine for mama cloth...anything smaller than that gets cut up into quilt squares. I'll get around to sewing it someday!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/offtopic.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="offtopic"> I've been wondering about mamma pads, do you guys like them? How was the switch? Are they hard to get used to? I think I would like to try them.<br><br>
I was thinking quilt too. I've never made one but a simple patchwork quilt shouldn't be too hard.<br><br>
Thanks for the ideas mamma's
 

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Yeah, pretty well off-topic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
I love my mama pads. I don't use tampons b/c I'm pre-disposed to bacterial infections (itchy and burning, yucky!!). I have always used paper pads, but I find them to be crinkly and sometimes even sort of sharp. KWIM?<br>
So I bought some hemp ones from Little Lambs on eBay. They were alright, but VERY bulky and rather uncomfortable. So I used a combination of my panty shape and a disposable pad to make a pattern to fit my body and cut up the hemp ones from Little Lambs. Then I backed them in PUL and I love them. The medium weight (3 layers of hemp topped with one layer of diaper flannel with PUL on the bottom) and heavy weight (4 layers hemp, one layer flannel, one PUL) don't slip, but my light weights do (2 layer hemp, one flannel, one PUL). So I'm trying to figure out how to make ones that won't slip. I ride my bike to work so don't think snaps under would be comfortable! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Otherwise, these are very comfortable and as much as it is possible to forget while bleeding, I really do forget that they're there. It's just like wearing thick undies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><br><br>
Other than that, to actually talk about your post...I've been wondering what to do with my fleece scraps and my hemp scraps. Could I make a hemp/fleece quilt?! :LOL<br><br>
-Lindsay<br>
(Not feeling very helpful today, I guess!!)
 

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I've been making mama pads. I'd been using mama pads since before I was a mama. To make them, I just traced one of my glad rags <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: and used velcro instead of snaps since I don't have a snap press. I've only made a few so far. I'm kinda waiting for AF to return before I sew a whole bunch so I'm sure I like the homemade ones.
 

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I use my flannel scraps to make bathroom wipes - 4 layers 4"x6", serge around the edges. Use them instead of toilet paper, and toss them in the diaper pail after use. We haven't needed to buy TP for 3 years now!
 

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I made some whatdoyoucall'em--breast pads? Nursing pads? Very comfortable, especially since the wool and disposable ones seem to irritate one of my nipples. I suppose this is of limited use, however, if you're not nursing at the moment.
 

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My leftover monkey fabric is going to be made into a quilt, my older DD gets some if she wants... she tries to make things too. Some goes in the ferret cage because they LOVE The small pieces.<br>
I never thought of making wipes and now I'll have to do that! Great idea!
 
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