My favourite item to use on layouts lately is fabric strips. I had this bag of misc. fabric strips left over from a make-n-take that I didn't know what I was going to use them for. A few weeks later while working on a page I need some dark red and wanted some texture, glancing around my workspace I spied the bag fabric ribbons hanging off a shelf.
I love the tattered ends and shaggy bits hanging off the fabric ribbon. Now when I'm wandering the craft stores I take a walk through the fabric dept. looking for fat quarters to add to my stash.