Photo Challenge – Solid

This week Photo Challenge prompt is “SOLID”.

A high school friend shared a post on social media with her comment, “Some solid advice…..” Link to video.

The post pertained to waste created by the garment and textile industries, particularly the “cheap clothing” market. It was a timely post for me, as I’ve recently begun sewing my clothing again, and the dark side of the clothing industry was one of the factors in this decision.

This photo depicts a SOLID mountain of textile waste.

Collected after making two newborn baby bibs, this pile of scraps is my latest unwitting contribution to textile waste. Just two tiny baby bibs! I promise to be a more thoughtful, less wasteful consumer.IMG_6376 (2)



Thanks to the lovely ladies who created this challenge:

Cathy from Nanacathydotcom

Jane from Rainbowjunkiecorner

Melissa from The Aran Artisan

Sandra from Wild Daffodil




28 thoughts on “Photo Challenge – Solid

  1. Such a good reminder of the waste we unwittingly create. I am currently turning my fabric scraps into hexies to finally make a quilt I have aspired to make for many years. Good interpretation of the prompt solid.

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  2. A great reminder! I try not to waste anything, using bits in crazy patchwork and then collage with my grandchildren. After that bits go into the textile recycling bin at our local tip. That heap is scary isn’t. Great entry.

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    • I’ve never gone beyond stuffing my scraps into bags for “later”. Perhaps it is “later” enough now and I’ll get the larger ones organized. I’ll post about the bibs soon, I do think they’re pretty darned cute. 😉

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  3. You could cut these scraps into strips and turn them into Bali bags or clothesline bowls. Might make a nice gift to go with the bibs. Rag rugs are also great ways to use scraps. I try to throw few scraps away, but I am drowning in them!

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  4. I use up scraps, even the tiniest, by free form stitching them on to a background fabric. You can go as big or as little as you like, and if you use a water soluble base then you can achieve the result without extra bulk. Great for cushions, table runners, even patch pockets or scarves! I’ve even incorporated the selvedge scraps making a focal point of the wording!

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  5. As lots of others have said, those scraps can be used on other projects. I must confess, I don’t use the very tiny scraps but I try to cut things into usable sizes – 2 inch squares or strips from 1.5 inches and up – and keep them in a box so that, when I’m making a quilt block, I can delve into it. You’ll have to get into patchwork and quilting! Those fabrics you used for the baby bibs would be perfect.

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