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Thread: Buttons

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    Senior Member wanttobe's Avatar
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    Does anyone have any good ideas on what to do with buttons? I have many old ones. I was wondering if it would be better to try to sell the buttons or use them for a craft project. Any project ideas?

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    They would be awesome on a wall hanging or other quilted items :D:D:D

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    Super Member Tussymussy's Avatar
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    I saw an idea on another site in which coloured buttons are sewn to the top of a pin cushion. you can then use the colours to 'sort' your needles into types.

    If you have any decorative buttons, then they can be used as decoration!

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    i made a queen size quilt of four patch blocks that was reversible. put buttons on both sides in the center of all the four patch blocks.

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    I love large old buttons made into pins or magnets. I cut the back thingies off.

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    I get the really cute ones and make one of a kind hair clips for my SGD. She loves them. She has ballerinas ,fairy, bunnies, bears and Pom Pom spiders for Halloween. The sky is the limit.

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    USE them embellishment!!! they are wonderful, some are so beautiful.... I have some buttons that were on my grandmothers wedding dress, circa 1918....they are really special, haven't found the perfect project for them but I will!

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    I've seen them used in wall hanging crafts and framed crafts.

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    I just sewed 3 buttons on top of each other to make a closure for the bag in my avatar. I have 3 cake tins full of buttons but don't use them often.

    Pat

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    I've used them for "tying" a quilt. Just sew the button on the front and either sew through the layers of the quilt or add another one on the back to match.

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