Use small leftover pieces of batting and fabric to make fabric covers for
your hangers. You can hang up sweaters and pants without getting
creases in them. They also make great gifts.
The less cutting you do, the less waste of fabric. If money is
very tight, make large blocks. You can always add small blocks in the border, on the corners,
or even between the large blocks.
Save large scraps from your children's clothing for future quilts.
Also, keep an eye out for interesting pieces of fabric at garage sales and
Cutting Down Blocks
If you make your block too small, you may not be able to use it. Sometimes it is better to make
your block a little larger and then cut it down.
Make your own starch by using liquid starch
and water and putting it in a spray bottle.