I had an entire Suitcase full of knit scraps leftover from my T-Shirt workshops this fall. I needed the suitcase for this week so I had to clean it out.First quick and easy project was to cut a yard of fabric into 4 towel sizes, so approximately any scrap that was about 18×23″ (mine were actually about 20×30″) because I was just using pieces not full yards. I added strip of about 3″ of another knit for decoration.
Then I made a stack of wash cloths and plan on hand stitching two colors together around the edges using a decorative stitch of some sort. These are cut approximately 9” square, a another stack were cut 6″ squares. I am using up all these scraps up and look at all these colorful new washclothes I’ll have!!
All the tiny scraps I cut a bit smaller and am storing in a bag until I have enough scraps to stuff the insides of a new quilted dog bed. I needed some stuffing to finish the sample for my class on Saturday so in they went…
But my favorite and the one I can’t get back to photograph is the dog bone I made of strips of random sizes and knotted once.
I was reading the Natalie Chanin Blog this weekend and she has a post on her companies “Zero waste plan.” She also has a wonderful offer on a box of her glorious organic knit scraps… just in case you don’t have a suitcase full of them.