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« on: February 12, 2007 05:42:32 PM »

you know - those books, rope handle on top, edges of fabric pages backed with cardstock
range in size from 6x8 to 10x12 (approx)
clean, were sitting by the dumpster not in it
lots of color ways and textures
i can sew, crochet, knit, draw, journal, too many techniques to think of a good thoughtful crafty idea.
some of the fabric samples were marked as being 50-60 $ per yard ... silk, fine, really pretty

notecards?
journaling?
quilt?
pillowcase?
embroidery?
lamp shade?
altered books?
art journal?

help me think of something brilliant to do with this stuff that was being thrown out.
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craftywen
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007 09:14:47 PM »

Oddly, I was going to post the same question.  I got my sample book this morning for a buck at our local (and dangerous!) fabric mega-warehouse, and am thinking along the lines of tiny journals, wallets, mini-zipper bags, and maybe a needle roll for my knitting/crochet stuff.  Also, maybe pincushions?  Love to get some more input!
Wendy
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macabrechaos
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007 09:24:05 PM »

how bout a kind of (if you have eough that is) a crazy quilt looking pair of curtians or those small style curtains but i thik you said there on cardboard so maybe somthing like one of those little china room seperatrs (SP?) i think thier called china blinds but i dont know how many you have so that might be far fetched lolsorry im not good with reusing when it comes to fabric squares the only other thing that comes to mind are prehaps wait, nevermind  Undecided,,,, nothing  Sad  Embarrassed(sigh)
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007 03:03:31 PM »

I saw a really cool patchwork tote bag at a craft show around christmas.  Maybe you could turn it into something like that?
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007 05:36:35 AM »

I am a lover of fabric samples, as well.  Many of these ideas I have done, and they are great for that.  Something I don't think was mentioned is just simple drawstring bags.  They make great gift bags.  I have used my samples for these many times.  I've also used mine to make pocket tissue covers.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007 03:31:30 PM »

we throw out tons are supposed to throw out tons of these sample books at school but i steal them. you can make bracelets, wallets anything patched that you want! coasters are fun...

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