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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009 08:41:24 PM »

I picked up an awesome fitted sheet today at the thrift store. It's Mario and Zelda, and it's a little faded in the middle and the elastic is not stretchy anymore, but I totally bought it anyway. I was gonna try to use it as a sheet but it's not working, so I thought, hey, why not make a blanket?
I figured I could just cut the seams on the corners where they are folded, so that it's at a right angle, and then carefully pull off the elastic and trim as needed. then I will use some light weight batting and a flat sheet for the back, using squares of another fabric to fill in the empty spaces where I cut the seams. Then I might give it all a bright red border.

Does this sound feasible at all? I have never made a quilt or a blanket before, but I have my handy dandy mother-in-law to help me just in case. I just thought I'd get some feedback from you guys and also put this idea here. Smiley
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2009 01:43:56 PM »

You could cute the pillowcases down to squares, put seams in the tops and you could make some cute cushions for your couch.

Or you could cover a wire frame in the material for a lamp shade (:
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009 11:50:37 AM »

My grandma quilted like mad. She always used the fitted and flat sheets as the back of her quilts and then took it to get the squiggly designs put it in. That could be an idea.

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009 09:38:58 PM »

We have several fitted sheets we use as futon covers.  We have many pets and the fur gathers pretty quickly.  When we change the sheets, we always put two layers on.  When the top layer gets to hairy, we peel it off and use the fresh one beneath.  Way easier than vacuuming.  Plus, each different sheet gives our living room a different look.

This may work for the backseat of a car.  I haven't tried it.

I used an old fitted sheet that had torn as an impromptu cover for our table leaf while in storage.  The elastic helped keep it wrapped around it.


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