That's a great idea!! There's actually a quilting shop near me, and a 'buy nothing' group. My neighbor and my MIL both told me not to bother buying fabric ever again though. They said they had so much I can just pick through what ever I want.i wish you were local, Mom does so much quilting and has a lot of small scraps left over.
if you can find a local quilting group or ask at the local sewing and craft shops you may be able to find scrap fabrics for projects.
Both the dresses pictured were hand sewn while waiting for the sewing machine. The sewing machine came late last night and I tried it this morning.That looks real nice. With the sewing machine you are off and running!