When I started quilting, I threw away tiny bits of fabric scraps. You know, these pieces
I kept bigger pieces without re-cutting them. We all know what that means; an overflowing basket with scraps. I had to attack it and started cutting into squares the size from 2 up to 5 inches as well as 1.5 inch strips, which has resulted in boxes with squares!
This is just about half of the squares I have cut, except one box that contains patterns (I most probably never will use!).
By not throwing away anything from quilting, I have collected 4 (#5 is filling up) big plastic bags with tiny scraps
'Old', but still usable bed sheets, pillow cases and curtains
I made an inner pillow from old pillow cases and filled it with 5 kilos / 11 pounds (!) of scraps!
Fill it up as much as you want and close it. I machine stitched it. Make the outer pillow the same size and close it the same way.
One dog bed done!
I wonder who likes it the most though?! :) It looks like I have to make one for the cat too!
I have made two dog beds, but haven't given it to them yet. Both dogs need a shower, but I want to wait for a sunny day. It's 'winter' here now and meteo has predicted showers and wind today, so I'll have to wait for better weather.
Have you ever realized how much fabric (scraps) we throw away? I haven't put all these plastic bags on the scale, but I used two of the bags and they were 10 kilos (22 pounds) together - I have used 5 kilos (11 pounds) in each dog bed. If you know the weight of 1 yard fabric........... Well, I think you can easily do the math! :)