MY NEWEST BOX OF SCRAPS!
As I have mentioned several times on this blog, I have a friend who gives me lots of bags and boxes of scrap fabric. Sometimes there are scraps from fairly new fabric. Sometimes there are large pieces, enough for a large project. I also love the tiniest scrap of one design. Sometimes there are really old (kind of ugly) scraps that I would call vintage or retro, in the boxes. Some of the above fabric still has a yellow tag stapled on it that says Sears Roebuck and Company. I wouldn't be surprized if some of them are from the 50s or 60s. Some of it looks like "feed sack" material like my Grandmother used to make quilts!
Everybody has access to scraps, even if you don't sew. There are scraps to be had from old clothing, curtains, the remnant bin at the fabric store and friends who do sew!
But there are many other ways to make frugal use of those scraps besides quilting, even if you don't sew!
Some of them include:
1. Of course, scrap quilts
2. Napkins, placemats and coasters (See these Coasters)
3. Fabric covered boxes (I plan to do this!)
6. Rice Filled Heating Pads (See my post here)
7. Gift wrap (I plan to do this!)
8. Making bags such as laundry bags, grocery bags, gift bags
9. Making purses
10. Children's wall hangings.
11. Pillow Cases
12. Pet Beds
13. Table Runners
14. Draft Stops
15. Braided rugs, coasters and trivets. (I plan to do this, too!) (see this post)
16. Mouse Mat Covers (Gotta do these)
If you have an idea that I haven't listed please leave a comment telling me about it!
I can hardly contain my excitement thinking about trying some of these things.
Be sure to go to www.biblicalwomanhood.com/blog.htm for many other frugal ideas!
Also don't miss my daughter's new blog, Super Mommies Unite, where she is going to share the joys of being a new wife, mother, and frugal homemaker.