My daughter has been doing some sewing :0) DD#2 was offered a bag full of scraps at the LQS. In the shop they were cutting tumblers with a Go cutter and were going to discard the scraps but gave them to my daughter instead.
With some help with trimming and cutting she had a pile of 2 inch squares, some triangles and a pile of small strings. Now if it were me - I'd use the squares to make something but she went for the strings first and made a usable piece of fabric from them. Last week she made a zippered bag from these seemingly unusable scraps.