But, no, this wasn't good enough. I still had lots of slivers left over. So I thought if I used the grater and melted down the shavings, it would work even better! Here endeth the lesson...do NOT attempt this. It doesn't work and it is not worth the effort....or the smell in the house.
If you have to use the slivers, put them in an old knee-high or in a net or something and just use them that way.
I've been busy sewing (I think I'll stick to it from now on and not try any more weird experiments for awhile!) and I'll post my newly finished pieces soon.