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Thread: Upholstery fabric pieces

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    Our 4-H Clubs were recently given a large box of Ethan Allen samples. They are riveted onto metal hangers and have paper labels serged onto them. So they take some prep work to be able to use. Most are 24" square and in beautiful colors - for furniture.

    Suggestions on how we can use them?

    Judy

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    I made some pot holders from those samples.

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    I've made hand bags out of them. I also used them to recover my sofa in a crazy quilt way.

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    I thought of purses, but that's probably above the skill level for these kids. Pot holders would probably work though. It's such heavy fabric that it's not easy for the kiddos to work with or even cut.

    Thanks for suggestions.

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    I have used upholstery material for backing on my smaller 'quiltlets.'

    ali

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    tote/shopping bags/purses...placemats...table toppers....floor quilts (rugs)... jackets

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    tote/shopping bags/purses...placemats...table toppers....floor quilts (rugs)... jackets
    what she said :D

    A simple tote bag would not be hard for kids to make...join the squares to make a larger one or make a smaller one using just one fabric.

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    I used sample with demin to make a rag quilt.

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    I used samples to make "church bags". They are little bags with paper, crayons, and little things inside to keep toddlers busy during a church service. Just basically a little tote with grosgrain ribbon for handles.

    You could also use the samples for different size pillows - solid one side and a print on the other side.

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    Horse blankets or pet beds

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