Sharing this may show just how crazy I am about using scraps, but I'll take the chance you'll understand. ;o) I've mentioned my organization system for fabric before, so you know that I have see-through containers to house notions and others for fabric. I keep bins for cut squares and bins for cut strips and other bins for odd shaped scraps. However, you may not know that along with having separate containers for each size of leftover strips ( bins for each 1" to 4" in half inch increments), I also have a bin for the long narrow bits of fabric that come from squaring the ends on yardage.
Yes, I keep even those narrow, frayed bits. Why?
Maybe this will explain why....
I stitched those stringy scraps onto cardstock, "quilted" them and then cut them to fit onto the fronts of some tiny blank notecards I purchased. For some of the cards, I left the raw fabric edges exposed,
while on others, I sewed the strips to hide the fraying edges.
Now I have a collection of unique fabric happy notecards to use.
So am I crazy? No, on second thought, don't answer that! LOL
Edited to add:
If you love these scrappy notecards, you might also enjoy my other posts showing more scrappy notecards AND scrappy gift tags (which can be made quick and easy with a gift tag die) !
- Christmas tags
- Scrappy tree tags
- Scrappy hearts notecards and gift tags
- Scrap fabric gift tags
- Fussy cut fabric + lace scraps + button notecards