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Old 07-13-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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My daughter sews a lot and has accumulated a lot of fabric scraps. What can I do with these so they do not end up in the landfill?
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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She can use them for stuffing for a pouf (ottoman) that she makes herself, since she sews. Or stuffing for anything, really.

Or she could use them as quilt pieces, and quilt them into coverlets. This is how and why crazy quilts came to be - people saved the small scraps from their sewing and made them into a useful item.

I've often thought my sewing scraps could be sewn into scrubbies, though I've never done that.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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Great ideas! Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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My aunt quilt so she has a bunch of scraps. She made my mom dozens of coasters. So many my mom gave me a bunch too. She makes round ones , probably can find on YouTube. Here is a example of folded coasters similar to how she makes them.
https://youtu.be/s2RZ9Lwom40
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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Do you have a quilt guild that you could donate these so they could be made into charity quilts or for the local rape and domestic abuse safe houses?
Our guild does this. Good luck to you.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:38 PM
 
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As a last resort, you can try to see if you have a fiber recycler in your area. They collect clean scrap cloth material and turn it into "shody" batches which is used in a multitude of industries. Odds are the carpet, trunk or headliner padding in your vehicle is recycled cloth.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:02 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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As a last resort, you can try to see if you have a fiber recycler in your area. They collect clean scrap cloth material and turn it into "shody" batches which is used in a multitude of industries. Odds are the carpet, trunk or headliner padding in your vehicle is recycled cloth.

Up thru the 50s we had a guy with a horse & wagon that used to come down the alley once a week singing "Rags 'n Iron-- Rags 'n Iron!" People would give him old metal junk and old clothes. Paper is made with a certain amount of rags.


https://www.thebalancesmb.com/the-ba...xtiles-2877780
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Early America
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My daughter sews a lot and has accumulated a lot of fabric scraps. What can I do with these so they do not end up in the landfill?
You can sell it in small lots at eBay.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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H&M, if you have one near you, will accept all textiles, no matter how small. They had bins in the stores near me where you just brought your bags of scraps and tossed them in. They even have a video about it on their website.

Then there are particular fabrics, like denim, that lots of people would want. They make home insulation from denim and I wish like crazy that I could afford it for my attic.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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I had a neighbor who was a great quilter. She loved fabrics. Sometimes I knew people moving to a smaller home or just in a position to finetune their hobbies and they would have lots of fabrics to find a home for. My neighbor enjoyed receiving them and the other person loved finding a good home for them.
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