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Fabric Scrap Ideas

Posted by spinart (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 17, 09 at 14:52

I have tons of nice upholstery sample books. Some fabric swatches are 6 x 6 and some larger. Suggestions on what I can do with these fabrics? I'm not an expert, but I can sew a straight line!


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I have seen a book/books at Barnes & Noble or Joanns with ideas for using scraps. Check in the Quilting section also. Just google fabric scraps also.


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Would they make a nice quilt?


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A fabric garlin...


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little zippered cases to hold small things that get lost in the bottom of your purse. I have one and put my lip balm, nail file, aspirin, etc., purse sized tissue cases, paperback book cover, coasters, table runners, hot pads.


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They can be pieced together (sewing straight lines) to make cusions for your porch, bed,ect. Pick all of the colors that match your kitchen and make a patch work table cloth and dont forget napkins. I made a mattress cover using scraps. Placemats for the table. Pot holders, aprons, vallances for windows. Table runners. Rip them up and make a rag rug. Donate leftovers to a nursing home that has a quilting club. Baby quilts, recover small lamp shades. Tea Pot cozys. Cover Books. Christmas stockings. Lawn furniture covers. Have fun!!!!! susie


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My husband's grandmother made a purse. She took 1 piece and sewed it together on 3 sides. She then sewed on a silk cord as a strap. Then she put velcro at the top to keep it closed. She uses it as a purse to carry around her license and few dollars when she goes on cruises so she doesn't have to carry her whole purse. They turned out really cute.


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Wow, I wish I had some samples. I want to make a carrying case for my iPhone. Upholstery fabric is just the perfect weight for what I have in mind.


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clarosietoo- go to an upholstry shop and see if they have any discontinued sample books. They may toss them or sell them. I bought mine at a Good Will. I use to get out of date wallpaper books from Sherwinn Williams.


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I bought some tapestry table runners so I could make jewelry pouches and travel pouches.... those drawstring bags lined with satin or velvet in my case. The upholstery samples probably won't need that lining.

I'd love to make a paperback cover!
Bible covers are popular..

Mix up with some denim and make a purse. Sew a few together and make a belt..


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