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« on: January 13, 2013 05:14:21 PM »

I have lots and lots of fabric peices (1 yard and less, mostly less). The fabric has all kinds of designs but a lot of them have flowers on them. Most of them my grandma bought at garage sales or Goodwill a long time ago. They're all different and I don't know what to make out of all this colerful and flower covered material. Huh I thought maybe a short skirt or bag but most of the fabric is to small. 
Any ideas would be appreciated, Thanks!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013 08:05:38 PM »

I've got some fabric scraps that I've been saving.  I'm planning on making some small drawstring bags and wallets/pouches.  I always seem to have small things that need to be put into something and have nothing suitable - coins, jewellery, mp3 player etc so I know a stash of small bags and pouches will come in handy for me.  I also think the small drawstring bags might make good gift bags so will probably make more than I need myself.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013 06:02:56 PM »

I tend to accumulate a lot of fabric, too.  Periodically, I haul out all the cotton and make napkins---it's fun to have a wide variety to chose from.  12"x12" is enough for a small napkin, but I like 16x16 better.  Even rectangles work- -I mean, you're just wiping your face and hands, right?  Anyy shape will do.  If I have a particularly nice fabric, those napkins get set aside (hidden from husband) for company.

bags are a nice idea, too. 
I cover notebooks with fabric, and make my own purses.
How about a tiered skirt?  piece together several pieces of fabric for each layer.

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013 07:14:11 PM »

Have you ever tried quilting? I love it personally. You could start off with some small art quilts or some baby blankets if you don't want to start off w/a full size blanket. I started making quilts when I was about 12-13years old, my 9th grade year a full size quilt was my final class project in fashion technology, and I've been addicted to quilting ever since.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 12:41:28 AM »

Thanks u guys! Smiley

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