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Thread: Re: Furniture fabric samples

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    A friend shared fabric sample "books" from Ethan Allen. Ethan Allen is an upscale furniture store that was in the area. One end of each fabric piece has a sheet of paper glued to it describing the content of the fabric, cleaning guidelines, etc. We were given quite a ferw books, and I would love to use the material. There are only so many doll blankets... :) Any ideas for using them? Thank you!

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    mug rugs?

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    throw pillows, bags and totes, placemats. . . .
    I love their fabric!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by busyasabee
    A friend shared fabric sample "books" from an Ethan Allen furniture store. Ethan Allen is an upscale furniture store that was in the area. There are only so many doll blankets... Any ideas for using them? Thank you!
    if they are upholstery weight, they make great bags. one for each side, one for the handles. someone sold a bunch for 10cents each----and I have enough to last a long while !! just use a market bag pattern.

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    Hi, I remember seeing a thread on here in the picture section from a woman who had made purses with her fabric samples. Sorry I don't remember which one or what her sign on was but it was only about two or three weeks ago I think. She had posted many pictures and they turned out just lovely :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    throw pillows, bags and totes, placemats. . . .
    I love their fabric!!
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    I agree, throw pillows if they are near to or a nice contrasting color and would look nice on your sofa.
    Cat or dog pillows?
    Cushions for the car? I don't like the way my car seat tilts so on long drives I use a low pillow behind my waist.
    Lining glued inside trunks?
    Some years ago I took an old wooden case of my husbands, used to store ammunition, darkened it with shoe polish and cocoa powder, then put floor wax on it (FUTURE) and then glued the inside with some upholstery samples. Looked nice and masculine and DH liked it. Used it for magazines.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

    I like the idea of throw pillows. Or even the totes/purses idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busyasabee
    A friend shared fabric sample "books" from Ethan Allen. Any ideas for using them? Thank you!
    I just posted this picture on facebook (right before coming here) with this picture.

    Just in case, anyone is curious, the rest of my pictures on FB (in this album) are at this link....if you want to see the current batch of charity quilts.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...9&id=701112807

    donated squares from a church in IN charity quilt twin sized.
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    I did a crazy quilt with smples. All kinds of different fabrics.

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    Thank you for all the quick responses and great ideas. I should have asked this as well: Any use trying to wrangle the paper backing off (& how?) or should I go my merry way and cut it off? Happy New Year, and thanks again!

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