Then I discovered quilting blogs and about a gazillion ideas for projects I could use my scraps for. I have done several small scrap projects, including fabric baskets, coffee cozies, zippy pouches, mug rugs and a very funky wrist cuff. Nothing that really makes much of a dent in the scrap pile, though.
The strippy scraps from my two tree skirt projects were just too pretty to throw away, so I turned them into scrappy Christmas cards. Easy!
For all the moaning I've done over issues with thread tension on my 'new' machine, I must say, it sews through cardstock like a hot dam! After trimming my strippy scraps into tree shapes that fit onto the blank cards, I sprayed the wrong side of the fabric with 505 temporary adhesive (probably overkill, 404 or 202 would do the job, but I didn't have any). The fabric adhered very well to the paper and allowed me to sew a line around each shape, no problem.
Now I have a set of pretty holiday cards to send to my crafty friends!