Mary Beth, RetroMonkeys
I recently wrote a post about de-stashing fabrics. One of my favorite ideas was making fabric twine. So - here's my first try at it. Check it out here: http://patternpatter.blogspot.com/2014/12/resolutions-stash-ideas.html
First I dug through my huge amount of scraps - I have quite a variety of widths and lengths.
I chose a few to start with and then watched a YouTube Video on how to make it.
It's actually quite mindless work once you get the hang of it.
My first sample is tiny. It's trimmings from seam allowances.
The small is at the bottom of the picture, The red and blue is royal blue Kona Cotton, the red is a lightweight twill. I wouldn't recommend using twill as it frayed a lot.
The pastel is my personal favorite. It has 5 different fabrics.
Here's a couple of tips: tie the two pieces together then take the fabric strip that is the furthest from you and twist it away from you. Next, bring the one you just twisted over the other one. Now the other piece is ready to twist. Twist, bring over and keep doing it holding it tightly.
Once you have an inch or so done, it will stay twisted without your help.