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NH822
« on: July 05, 2009 06:12:16 AM »

I recently received a small bag full of vintage fabric scraps.


Most of them are 3x3 inches and there isn't really enough of them to make even a lap quilt.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009 06:32:09 AM »

Cell phone or I-pod coozies.  A cool, colorful mini-mural (for framing).  A weird, mismatched stuffed animal...  Smiley

That's all I've got off the top of my head...
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009 06:54:47 AM »

also, if you wanted to start a fabric ATC habit, they would be great.
you could use them in decoupage to line or cover tiny boxes or use a bunch of them to cover other small storage things (i've seen a nice ikea organizer drawers box with each drawer front covered with different paper or fabric).
you could make small zipper pouches or random pockets on things that need tiny pockets.

or you could always swap them to people (i love that kind of thing, either for making doll stuff, or just decorating random things)
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009 07:43:24 AM »

You could do a coin stack quilt out of them. I'd hate for you to separate them all into separate projects since they're all vintage.  They would be enough most likely for a coin stack. You could probably hit a local antique shop and pick up another piece or two of vintage fabric to fill it in if you're short on coins.

Here's a link to an easy pattern: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/02/stacked-coins-baby-quilt.html
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009 10:25:14 AM »

If you don't mind splitting them up I would make fabric flowers to adorn all kinds of things.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009 11:16:34 AM »

maybe an art quilt or edging for a wall hanging, like to frame an embroidery piece? Or the pin-cushion jar idea was really quick and fun to make. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009 02:36:25 PM »

those are all some great ideas!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009 07:16:12 PM »

hmmmm....so many ideas to choose from!  Thank you everyone!  Whenever I come across something like this I hesitate to do anything with it for fear of ruining what I have.  Need to quit that and just go for it!  I like the idea of a stacked coin quilt.  
There is one square that somehow didn't make it into the photo and it is my fav.  I am hoping my mom finds some more of these as she is cleaning out her closets!  Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
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