I can't bear to waste anything and fabric is no exception .
My very nifty solution is to keep a ring near my work area for tying on all those scraps that really aren't much good for anything else .
You can have a few rings and have wreaths going for brights , shabby or Christmas .
These wreaths are great when you've been doing applique as it doesn't really matter if the shape is a bit off . I usually just cut the scraps sort of straight about 3" long and about 1/2" wide , tie them on as you go and then when you're happy with the fullness of the wreath give them a bit of a trim with pinking shears . They can then be hung with ribbon or a longer fabric scrap .
By the time Christmas comes you can have quite a few made as gifts .For Mothers Day stalls ask for donations of scraps as my school has found these to be a fun classroom activity .
Obviously all that money you save on giftgiving will be spent on more fabric !