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« on: December 15, 2004 07:36:26 AM »

my aunt gave me a mountain of christmas fabric (cotton prints).  this is not stuff i would use to deck my own halls, but many of my family members and coworkers would be cool with it . . . if only i can figure out what to make it into.

here are some ideas i already have:
pot holders
place mats/table runners
gift bags/wine pouch

um, any others?  i've got yards upon yards.  what about a christmas blanket - do you think people would use it?
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2004 07:54:00 AM »

How about a tree skirt (that could use up a bunch of fabric)?  Lining for stockings?  I think if you can think of things that are already Christmas specific, it might make more sense for using that fabric.  You could also make a tablecloth or two - just hem the edges of giant pieces of fabric.  Then you could make matching or contrasting sets of cloth napkins. 

My mom used to make these ornaments from a styrofoam ball and little squares of fabric.  You fold the fabric in half, and then pin it to the ball at the center of the fold line.  then fold down the top to corners to the center of the open edge (so you get a triangle, kinda paper airlpane-ish). You keep doing this same shape around and around till half the ball is covered, then start at the opposite end and repeat.  then cover the equator with a ribbon, which you also make a bow or loop with to hang it from.  Sorry if that made no sense at all, I'm trying to remember from like 20 years ago.
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2004 07:57:48 AM »

If you have any friends in the healthcare profession, holiday scrubs are pretty popular.

pet collars (kind of like a scrunchie to go over their regular collars)
tissue box cover
draft blockers
stuffed animals
pet toys (bone shaped ones for dogs, stuffed with catnip for cats)

Good luck!

« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2004 10:14:56 AM »

Are there any kids in your family? You can make them each a stocking from the fabric, and personalize each one with thier names, and make them each a little animal that they can hang on the tree, and but it in the stocking with some candy or other little treats!  Cheesy

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