Since it was so cold outside today, I decided it would be a good day to stay inside and re-organize the sewing room. I do realize that to really do a good job, I would need much longer than just a day, but a dent is still a dent! I came across some cotton scraps that I had put in a bin for another day. Today was the day. I found some zippers and scrap batting and started making lined zippered bags. I bring this up because this is an excellent project for using, not only your scraps, but the decorative stitches on your machine. I decided to use the programming abilities on my machine to bring quilting stitches into embroidery and then stitch them out as one design (which literally took 4 minutes to stitch out), but you could easily use your decorative stitches without using any embroidery capabilities at all. I chose to use a simple arrangement of two different decorative quilting stitches. I finished the stitching, trimmed up the batting and fabric for some straight edges, added the zipper, sewed up the sides and I was done. The entire project, cut out to finish was exactly an hour. I’m thinking this might be a good thing to sew for the holidays next year!