Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The quilt making process generates a lot of scraps. Some of them are too small to be used (even by me!) and some donated scraps are not useable (too flimsy, see-through, pulled threads, etc)
I put these scraps into fabric bags that I sew from old fabric I want to use up. Sometimes I use an old pillowcase.
Also, when you trim up a finished quilt before adding the binding, there is an inch or two of batting that really can't be used for anything.
In my sewing room, I cut up all of this and stuff it into a fabric bag. When the bag is almost full I sew the top closed and ... ta da...
When I have a few of these made, I take a trip over to the Humane Society. On my way over, I pick up some bags of treats to donate as a little memorial gesture to my dog Molly.
These pillows are used as beds for dogs that are waiting for adoption. When the dog goes to it's forever home, the bag just goes into the garbage. But these pillows give the scraps one more season of usefulness before they end up as landfill.