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« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2012 05:52:05 AM »

Hi everyone! I have been a lurker here for some time, but this is my first actual post!

I have 2 meters of the most beatiful white embroidery anglaise. I had to have it, even though it was expensive, but now I have no clue what to do with it! I am fairly mucky, so clothing is probably a no-no... Unless you think I could dye it?

I am moving house soon, so I might like something for my new home....

Any ideas?

« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2014 03:17:05 PM »

you can make laundry baskets that everyone will use forever. fancy and practical and no obligation to wear it in public;-)
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« Reply #112 on: January 31, 2015 02:25:02 PM »

I finally found this post! I was looking everywhere.
I bought this piece of faux mohair the other day. I thought it looked like the perfect skin for a plush but now i am not sure where to start! It is 1/8th of a yard i think.
« Reply #113 on: February 01, 2015 11:50:09 AM »

For the mohair...don't cut the whole darn thing. Trace pattern on the back, and just use small scissors {cuticle} and cut the backing only. Then pull apart the pieces. When you are done stitching, use a large darning needle {untrhreaded} to help pull the fluffy fibers out of the seams and that will hide them. Sometimes a comb can help, too. But yours looks to have loops, so I really wouldn't suggest that. That method only works best on the fantasy fur style fabrics.

For the stitching, I often use tape to temporally hold the fluffies out of the way. And sometimes trim a bit of fluffies off the seam allowance area to get the fluffies contained before I stitch. It just depends on the thickness of your plushy material. And what shapes you are making with it.


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« Reply #114 on: February 04, 2015 11:04:41 AM »

Thanks for the advice! I hoped it would be less hassle because it is a pretty short pile, but i can see needing to massage some fibers out of the seams after. Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #115 on: October 30, 2015 06:51:26 AM »

This is a general question for the group:

A few years ago, I was really into making bags of all types so I purchased a lot of novelty fabrics with themes, such as Elvis, Paris, Sushi, Dice, Cowgirls...you get the picture...I have about 50 pieces or so, all about 1-2 yards. 

I am no longer interested in making bags and was looking for ideas on how to use up these type of fabrics.  I suppose I could make some quilts to give away...I am trying to destash quickly...of course, the secondary problem is, that once I make whatever...what do I do with it all? Grin

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« Reply #116 on: October 30, 2015 07:04:23 AM »

1)  Donate the fabric
2)  Sell the fabric
3)  Make lap quilts for nursing home residents
4)  Make crib quilts and donate them to women's shelters


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« Reply #117 on: October 30, 2015 07:33:57 AM »

all good ideas...I think quilts with large pieces would be doable...unfortunately, not a lot of the prints are child themed, and some could be off-putting...not sure skulls or tattoo fabrics would be welcomed in nursing homes! Grin

« Reply #118 on: June 11, 2016 03:15:49 PM »

Grocery tote bags.  Then you can help the environment in a really cute way!
use the bags yourself (do they still offer paper or plastic where you live?  Neither are available here, we have to use cloth)
sell/give them away. 
Use them as eternally-reusable gift bags.

or just use the flat fabric as exciting gift wrap for your crafty friends.  Caution:  non-crafty friends will likely come back and ask you to make something out of it.

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