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« on: January 23, 2013 07:56:57 PM »

I've been buying discounted sets of fat quarters like they were going out of style, and I needed to do some stashbusting.  I've used up every scrap of fabric that I could from each quarter, and it's been great to see how many projects can come out of a relatively small piece of fabric!

Double sided napkins with rick rack trim (these became gifts for my momma). There are a lot of tutorials on the web, but I used this one:http://filminthefridge.com/2008/11/19/make-your-table-pretty-a-reversible-rick-rack-napkin-tutorial/

I had a big enough piece of leftover fabric after trimming the fat quarter for double sided reusable drink sleeves (these became Christmas gifts for coworkers).  I used this tutorial:http://craftystaci.com/2011/01/10/reversible-coffee-cup-sleeves/

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Other side (my bad topstitching really shows on this one, but oh well)

I wasn't quite as good about tacking down the elastic on some, so I ended up just sewing the elastic loops back on the finished product (on one side) and covering up the mistake with yo yos - which finished up the tiny bit of fabric I had left over from each fat quarter.

I don't know why the photo is posting with that weird blue and brown stripe - but this is the best closeup I have of the yo yo.

I'm a bad procrastinator and had to make these in one night--but they were super fast!

I still have a ton of fabric to go through, so I'm thinking of making a big bunch of napkins for myself and having a nice cache of gifts ready for the giving. Smiley 

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013 09:30:22 PM »

Great way to stash bust. Love the drink cozies.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013 01:47:23 PM »

Very cute i need to do this.


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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013 04:55:16 PM »

I love those napkins!  I make quite a few as gifts but never thought to put rickrack on them.  Thanks for the link and great job on all your goodies  Grin

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