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« on: November 26, 2008 01:01:34 AM »

My aunt got me a yard of this friggen sweet Elvis fabric about a year ago or something, and now that i've found it after it disappeared for what seemed like forever, i have NO idea what to do with it. I've considered making a bag, but i make too many of those, and i figure any sort of clothing is probably out of the question.

What i'm asking for is as many ideas you can possibly throw at me. Something creative maybe, or just anything totally random. I'm down for anything.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008 08:34:32 AM »

How about a quilt? You can incorporate the pictures into the quilt blocks! It would be dynamite!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008 04:25:42 PM »

The blocks were made to make for easy quilting as one poster already mentioned. So of course that is one idea. Another concept would be children's wear. There's a dearth of kid's clothing w/ cool concepts so you can make some.  I don't know if you have a  baby or child or have friends or family with babies/children----but you can use one(or more) of the smaller blocks for an infant bib(s). Perfect gift for the holidays. You can applique the larger block onto another piece of fabric and use it to make a smock for a toddler or older child---perfect for their art projects or even just layering over other clothing. Again a good gift for the holidays. Especially if the parents are into retro/rockabilly/vintage stuff and concepts.

You can use the blocks as kitschy appliques for tableware or linens. Of course there are pillows as well, however that can be a little expected.

In regards to adult clothing, you can use one of the small ovals as an applique on a tee for yourself or someone else(you can again use that applique on a child's clothing item as well) The ovals lend themselves to cute little fabric ornaments as well. Just put ina bit of batting and sew around the edges. You can even let the batting show around the edges for a cool deconstructed/winter look.

Just a few ideas, hope it helps.
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008 01:29:13 PM »

Ok... here's an idea as tacky (in a good way) as the fabric.

Wall hangings. Get some velvet and some other appropriately timed and outdated materials and go for it...

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008 01:00:53 PM »

I love the velvet wallhanging ideas! Add a bit of gold lame, sequins and faux jewels, and you've got an Elvis tribute piece!
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