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I have the same problem. I'm going to give mine to my sister, and she can use them or throw them away. I have stored them for way too long, and wish I could throw them away but I can't.<br><br>
Theoretically I should save them and make a quilt for my niece out of all the clothes I've sewed her and give her the quilt when she goes to college or gets married or something. But, I probably won't.
 

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ive heard people make pad with them but i dont need any and also dont have the time to make a big quilt- need something easy- i make a lot of wash cloths out of old t-shirts and even cloth toilet paper but i have so much of that now that i need new ideas HELP!!!!!!!!
 

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They are wonderful for kid's art and collage projects. I save mine up and donate to the local arts programs for children in our town.
 

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Depends on size, anything bigger than 1x1in could be sewn into patchwork I would suggest though not really using anything smaller than say 3x3 unless you have lots of time, or enjoy working with such small pieces<br><br>
Saw a neat thing with snippets, small pieces, they were spread down on a piece of fabric and sewn back and forth across, when it was washed it frayed and gave a neat little colorful decoration.<br><br>
Can take the rotary cutter to them and make them really small to stuff a pillow or a toy.
 

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i did use scraps to stuff a pillow and it made my pillow VERY heavy even thought most of the pillow still is regular pillow stuffing
 

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<a href="http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24469.asp" target="_blank">http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24469.asp</a><br><a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_13974_interlock-crazy-quilt.html" target="_blank">http://www.ehow.com/how_13974_interl...azy-quilt.html</a><br><a href="http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/ah_moneysaving_recycle/article/0,1801,HGTV_3131_1394319,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/ah_moneysav...394319,00.html</a><br><a href="http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/?p=286" target="_blank">http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/?p=286</a><br><a href="http://www.caron-net.com/classes/classmayfiles/clasmay1.html" target="_blank">http://www.caron-net.com/classes/cla.../clasmay1.html</a>
 

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Set aside a bin for scraps. Whatever size you like, I've got room so I use a medium sized Rubbermaid tote. When it's full, that's it, you have to throw some out before you can put in new.<br><br>
Then use them to stuff things (toys, draft excluders, Elizabethan bumrolls, etc), make a patchwork quilt, test thread tensions, try out new sewing techniques, make doll clothes, or anything like that.
 

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if you have drafty areas in the house could use it to stuff the cracks instead of having to buy insulation or foam stuff<br><br>
the kids craft idea, along the same lines, if your involved in groups could make up little packets to give out to little ones and their parents
 

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At our local fabric store thay take scraps and donate them to the quilters group that makes baby quilts for nicu babies and mamies in care. Perhaps there is a group in your area. I also bag up scraps for 2nd hand store or yard sales.
 

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you can patchwork them into skirts, or use them as appliques~<br><br><a href="http://bobysboutique.com/go/view.php?image=http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g305/jbobys/pbskirt.jpg" target="_blank">http://bobysboutique.com/go/view.php...ys/pbskirt.jpg</a>
 

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I have made little bean bags with scraps. Rice bags are good too. I have also made "sensory bags" for dd. I make one end with velcro so they can be restuffed. I make litte hand sized bags and stuff them with different things, like noodles, rice, rocks etc. DD likes to get her little sensory buzz by standing on them, squeezing them in her hands etc then guessing what is in them.
 

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here is a tutorial on how to make a quilt from scraps. I have not tried it but it looks so yummy! <a href="http://happythings.typepad.com/happythings/2007/05/scrap_strips_sq.html" target="_blank">http://happythings.typepad.com/happy...strips_sq.html</a>
 

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just read this tip last night and I wanted to post it here, can put out for birds to find to build nests with, can do the same with yarns and pieces of string.
 

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PLEASE tell me how to make one of those!! I already make mama pads, so the size of the fabric I work with is already considered scraps, but there are still some pretty good unusable pieces.<br><br>
As far as what to DO with the scraps...Sell them to me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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