I have a drawer in my hidey hole with several bins
that hold different size scrap cuts.
I've tried to get into the habit of cutting the scraps into these
sizes when I'm done with a project.
One of the bins has the skinny strings and it was
overflowing to the point where it was getting
difficult to close the drawer.
Out came the hank of clothesline and the wrapping began.
I use 50 feet of clothesline for each placemat.
Over a couple of evenings,
I wrapped the clothesline with the strings
and then was ready to sew.
These go together so quickly!
I love the randomness of the fabric scraps, too.
These will be put aside to gift to someone since
I have a set for myself already.
I do not know how they wash yet.
Mine have been used,
but have not needed laundering.
The bin now fits into the drawer and the strings don't get in the way of closing.