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« on: June 23, 2009 09:36:22 AM »

Ok, so a couple months ago they had  a boy scout sale and needless to say I knew exactly what I was going for on free day. I was shocked to see that they still had the rack full of upholstery samples nice size ones too of La-z-boy fabrics. I have two plastic tubs full of them and no idea what to do with them. (It was hysterical you should have seen the look on my dad's face when he saw two cardboard boxes overflowing Cheesy)

I am a seamstress so sewing I can do. Anybody have ideas?

This is a small sample of what I have:

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Ducky2010
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009 10:16:59 AM »

Placemats? A patchwork rug for the kitchen or something? Umm, use them for small accents around the home, like a spare toilet paper cover? I dunno. That's what I got off the top of my head.

I'm sure you'll think of something awesome though. That looks like a good haul!
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009 10:25:08 AM »

Thanks, wonderful ideas!! I am going through making a list so any idea is helpful...especially since I have so much.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009 10:53:54 AM »

how about book covers, scrapbooks,photo albums or family bible. this kind of fabric would be great to protect some that gets handled alot or that needs to last.    A room divider or screen could work too, grommets in each corner connect  each piece together with metal rings that way you have coverage/division and a little bit of air and light gets through.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009 11:20:47 AM »

Upholstery fabric makes really strong bags; purses, totes, backpacks, or even luggage.  You could also have a very cute or very ugly coat!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009 11:50:13 AM »

I second the bags idea! The first thing I thought of though was a patchwork picnic blanket Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009 01:21:05 PM »

I made Christmas stockings with them! Very Victorian looking with laces & ribbons...
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009 02:15:48 PM »

Eyeglasses case.
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009 05:15:08 PM »

great ideas everyone!! The room divider is a neat idea...that will take care of a few. I might even have enough to make one of each of the ideas. Thanks again everyone...I will take them all into consideration.
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009 04:57:10 PM »

my sister went to a furniture store specifically to buy the little upholstery samples so she could recover her kitchen chairs with them. it was really cheap and easy to do and each chair she made a different pattern but all with the same color scheme and they look awesome, professionally done and they cost her maybe 20 dollars to do. they look really elegant too.
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