Scrap Bin Mission: The Shreds
When I discussed my goals for this year in January, I mentioned that I wanted find ways to use more of my scraps.
On my cutting table, I have an assortment of containers to help me keep organized as I'm cutting. I have bucket for usable scraps to be sorted, another bucket for unusable scraps that I call shreds, a bucket for garbage and a container for selvages.
Why collect the shreds? Well, originally I collected them separately because I could put them in our green bins for composting instead of the garbage.
About a year ago though, I read a post by Régina about using those shreds for stuffing beds she makes for the humane society. I just thought that was a fabulous idea! When I decided to do a bit of a reorg last week, I noticed that I had collected a sizeable bag of shreds and it was time to start making some beds (ha, that rhymes!).
In less than an hour, I had 2 1/2 beds made. The pillows are about 15" by 21". This got rid of my shreds and helped me use up some old fabric that just isn't my style anymore.
Feeling a little more organized, productive, and doing some good. Still haven't found that pattern though...
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