So, I have started chopping fabric that just needs to get used, cut it small enough and it stops being ugly! I have the idea from Bonnie K Hunters scrap users system at Quiltville-if you are a quilter look at her site: loads of free patterns and tips based on the sizes of strips, bricks and squares she advised you to cut. I love the scrappy look so I'm happy: I find it quite relaxing with some classical music on in the background to iron and slice (funny how 'real' ironing gives me an allergic reaction!). The whole operation creates a BIG mess and creates a lovely box of strings to use from the trimmings.
I made the lounge curtains from scraps and strings last year, another relaxing project as there was no accuracy involved!