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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2010 07:04:37 PM »

Hats, shoes, and booties! Good luck!
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2010 07:05:31 PM »

How about a baby wrap for raffle? Mei-tai or moby/sleepywrap style. You could even do some fancy embroidery. Or cloth diapers. Head covers for cancer patients? Bears for kids in need?
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« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2010 12:09:59 PM »

FIFTY yards!?!?! Well doubleknit is pretty warm, so why not make a couple of slankets? A third of the way down THIS page:


is a PDF detailing how to make one. You could bind the edges in an awesome colour of fleece, like bind one in hot pink, one in lime green, one in electric blue, etc etc.

« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2010 12:13:44 PM »

How bout four-panel pajama pants where each panel is a different awesome fabric? I guess it depends on how tall your nephews are for it to work.

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« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2010 12:46:03 PM »

Reusable napkins or swiffer pads. 

« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2010 12:19:32 PM »

Thanks so much for all the awesome ideas!
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2010 12:24:17 PM »

How about laundry/toy sacks (simple drawstring style) possibly with appliqued letters so kids can have one with the first letter of their name?

« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2010 01:31:53 PM »

Don't laugh - depending on your potential audience, I would *also* (not "instead of" the useful ideas above) try making a pencil skirt! Advertise it (or talk about it) being so completely user-friendly... never wrinkles, year-round wear, great for travel, etc.  You could insert a back zip and no waistband, or fold over the top edge for an elastic casing, etc - not a lot of work. And if you can get a couple people - a couple different size people! to model it with a simple top, you might really capture some interest from those people who aren't into things like baby wraps. 

« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2010 04:11:49 AM »

Thank you so much for all the great suggestions I may make a few of each.
Yes I was shocked when I started measuring the yardage of this fabric there were 5 10 yard pieces and a few smaller pieces this was all donated along with hundreds of yards of other fabrics some small some large different prints and colors. I was also informed that there is more to come!!!!! I am the costume designer for the school's drama club and starting this summer I will be teaching costume design there as well. Each year at the end of our spring performance the fabric donations roll in!!!  But the fabrics not suitable for costumes will be made into raffle prizes.
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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2010 06:59:15 AM »

Hi, everybody!  I think just about anybody who's sewn more than three projects has already accumulated a stash of scraps that are just too big to throw away, or yards of fabric that you buy on impulse without a pattern in mind...or you find fabric that you had a pattern for, and can't remember what it was.  There are a bunch of posts on this board about what to do with these pieces.  Over the next week or so, I'm going to go through the board and merge all those posts together with this one, so that anybody who's looking for ideas can look in a single place, or if you want new ideas, go ahead and add your own situation!

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