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From: Julia's Nana
Date: 04-11-2005, 01:36 AM (1 of 2)
I keep a basket lined with a plastic grocery bag by my cutting area. I put any scrap in it that is too small to save. I save a lot but after a couple hours of cutting you have a lot of little odds and ends that even if you save you will NEVER use. Know it is hard to let them go but I have a great place to send mine.

My daughter used to teach kindergarten before becoming a principal. She had a plastic set of drawers that was her "art" center. I saved fabric, lace, yarn, ribbons and buttons for one of the drawers When the kids had free time they could go there and make their own creations. They loved it!

Now I just save until I have a good size bag and give it to her. She puts it in the teachers lounge with a sign saying "help yourself". It always disappears right away. So far we haven't seen any of the creations but I know one day some teacher is going to do a great art project and we will see my fabric scraps on display. So save those little pieces and pass them on to a school or daycare center teacher.

User: Julia's Nana
Member since: 08-28-2001
Total posts: 361
From: BRG
Date: 04-11-2005, 01:17 PM (2 of 2)
Great idea! I am sure daycares and ECFE (Early Childhood Family Educations) could benefit from it as well!

Thanks for a fabulous idea and a great way to recycle old "trashy" scraps!
- Brenda -
User: BRG
Member since: 01-12-2005
Total posts: 388
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