Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What To Do With Old Cotton Sweaters

I cut them up and am using them as filling for hotpads.  The only other thing I can think of to do with a stretched-out cotton sweater is make gift bags for bottles.

I also handquilted these hotpads, which was nice, to have a little tiny hand-quilting project.  The butter yellow with the forest green, against the deep oxblood binding is thrilling me.  I am never tired of playing with patchwork!


Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Great idea.

Beth said...

That's a great idea for repurposing sweaters! And think how long that sweater will continue to be useful! I mean, I use the same hotpads for years and years - right now I have a lovely set made by a faraway friend...my favorite ones! ;-)