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  • use for leftover cotton batting scraps

    I have a Swiffer wet jet, but do not like to use the chemicals on my hardwood floors, even the ones for hardwood leaves streaks. The Swiffer has a gripping surface to hold the pads, but I had used up all my dry pads and needed to damp mop the floors. AHA... I had some leftover 80/20 cottong batting,...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Lola B on Thu, Apr 5 2012
  • Fabric scraps from your pooch!

    Every month when my Maltese is groomed, he comes home with a triangular cotton scarf tied around his neck. Many groomers do this for their customers. I save the triangles, wash and iron them, and put them in my stash to use for applique pieces or landscape quilts. The fabric is of good quality and best...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Linda on Wed, Feb 15 2012
  • Staying green and ready to go.

    I am sure we all have someone in the house taking some sort of prescription med. Have you ever thought of how many of these pill bottles go into landfills. Most only need to be wiped out with a dry paper towel to be made safe. The come in a variety of sizes and the labels remove quite easily allowing...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by jgipson on Thu, Feb 2 2012
  • recycle mattress pads

    Here's an article I wrote about my mother's quilting idea. When my dad had cancer and was bed ridden, she recycled old mattress pads into bed pads. This would make a good service project for older girl scouts working on their Gold Award. http://www.examiner.com/children-s-arts-crafts-in-panama...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Paula Hrbacek on Thu, Oct 6 2011
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