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« on: May 09, 2006 07:41:57 AM »

So, when I inherited my Grandma's (ie my crafting mentor) craft stash among other things I received a LOT of ultrasuede swatches. Like a large shoebox full and two gallon-size bags. The swatches range from 3"x3" to maybe 6"x6" or so and every size in between. Just about every color is there, but there seem to be a lot of neutrals (tans, grays, black and whites), reds and blues along with a few houndstooth swatches, some animal print and a very interesting aqua perforated swatch (like athletic mesh, but ultrasuede.)

I was incredibly excited when I found them, but I'm having a little trouble figuring out what to do with them. They're like felt in that they're soft and they don't unravel, so I've thought about flower pins, appliques and perhaps a pincushion, but I'd really like to do something more.

Any ideas crafters?  There's so many swatches, few projects would be too large, except maybe a bedspread  Cheesy Please help, I'm itching to craft!   Grin

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006 07:47:05 AM »

You could create a mosaic with them, frame it then hang it some place in your home.  It could be a cool way to remember and honor your grand mother.

My grandmother made me a beautiful fishermen's knit sweater that does not fit and I live in Florida so it is WAY to warm.  I have it framed in a shadow box hanging in my living room.  It is like a work of art, the detail is so beautiful. It also makes a great conversation piece.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2006 09:35:07 AM »

ultra suede is good for handbags (and with small bits you could make an interesting bag) and for clothing decoration (the no ravely bit thing you know  Wink )


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