OK. Now that that has been said. Let's come up with more ideas.
- Bathmat: Take a dozen in a 3 x 4 pattern of swatches/blocks that are 6 - 12 inches each in cotton.
- Welcome Mat: Take another dozen in a 3 x 4 pattern of swatches done in jute, clothesline, rope or twine. These fibers will stand up to some abuse. The swatches/blocks should be at least 9 inches.
- Heating Pad Cover: Take 24 blocks/swatches in a 4 x 6 pattern. Fold in half. Seam along 2 sides. Put buttons on half of the third open side and crochet along the other half of the open side and add some chain loops to fit over the buttons to act as button holes. Insert the heating pad and button.
- Slippers: With a dozen swatches/blocks you can make 2 slippers 6 swatches each that resemble booties.
- Jacket or Coat: With another 4 - 6 dozen blocks/swatches, you can make a coat or jacket of any size. With tiny 2 inch granny squares you can make a baby cardi. See this post for the basic layout. To make this a longer coat, add more rows to the body.
- Poncho: With three and a half dozen (that's 42) swatches/blocks, you can make a poncho. You can line them up in a diamond pattern or a very long rectangle to make the poncho. It's up to you.
- Rocking Chair Back: With another two dozen in a 4 x 6 pattern and a couple of ties, you can make a wooden rocker back more cozy and comfy or cover a worn back. Be sure to measure your rocking chair so you know your back will fit.
- Contoured Bath Rug: With a dozen more swatches/blocks that are 9 inches each arrange in this configuration. Make it from absorbent cotton so it's easy care and can be warm to your feet in the middle of winter.
- A variable number of squares or rounded grannies to fit your window, make a chevron shaped valance to add interest to a window that doesn’t need to be fully covered.
- With 19 squares and some lining fabric, you can make a rectangular tote bag, 6 on each side and the rest are the gusset (sides and bottom to make it more usable). Line for stability. Add purchased handles or strap.
- With 30 tiny thread squares sewn together into a long ring, you have a fancy lanyard for a convention name badge or scissors.
Now that's another 20 dozen or more swatches or granny square blocks used. Leave comments with other ideas. I'd love to hear them.