Friday, September 07, 2018

Use Your Scraps: A Tip

I only have a quick few minutes.  
I want to share with you something I do with the scraps I would otherwise discard.  
I buy half a yard of fleece and fold it in half RST.  
(You could use any size really, or a remnant)
I sew the two sides together to make it like a pillow case. 
 I put this in a plastic bin bottom to keep it stable, with the case opening at the top.  
Then, as I sew, and have trimmings, I drop these into the "pillow case".  
Eventually it fills up.  
I think mine take me about 6 months, with stuff I would otherwise throw away.  
Think, edges you square up, binding trimming, scraps you never want to see again, 
those to small to use and HST trimmings etc.  
Once it gets to the desired level of full, 
I turn the edges in on each other and zig zag the opening shut.  
This generates a great floor (or pet) pillow!

Here is mine.

I LOVE this idea.
This is my second pillow and my son has claimed them BOTH!
It was the perfect way for him to elevate his leg when he had the blood clot.
It did not squish down like a regular pillow would.

You could probably do a larger one if you wanted to also.

Or if you have a smaller pet a smaller one.

OK, so go forth and make all the pillows!



Sherry said...

Have you ever washed the pillows? Does the stuffing clump together?

ytsmom said...

Cute idea. People around here use them for shelter pillows. I used mine along with old jeans and made pillows for my cats.

Jacqueline said...


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Thats a great idea!!!

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

This is a great idea. Thanks!

Susie said...

What a great idea. I am never sure on what size of scraps to keep and at the moment have a huge clip box full of scraps which I need to get around to. I was going to do it during August but ended up making two Baby Quilts due at the end of September!! I will get to it.

I spent lots of my holidays with my Grandparents on my Mom's side and at Christmas my Grandma would pluck the Goose for Christmas Day dinner and it was my job to collect the feathers to stuff cushion inners with for the new year!!!! I never had a problem with feather allergies!!!! Hugs, Susie x

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