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Thread: fabric comes from the most unusual places...

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    fabric comes from the most unusual places...

    I stopped at the Salvation Army on my way home today and found this pair of pants that are homemade and never been worn... the fabric is still like it was on the bolt. I tested them for content and they are all cotton. I think they are ugly pants, but look at the fabric I will glean from them. I think the fabric is lovely, just not for pants...

    I will add it to my stash after I cut it into 10" sqs. 5 " sqs and 2 1/2" strips and maybe even 2 1/2" sqs. I paid 50 cents for the pants!

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    gross as a pair of pants, but i think it will makes a great piece in a quilt...can't wait to see what you make with it!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Hideous! Wonderful!

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    You're right the pants are disgusting but the fabric is great. Can't wait to see a quilt with it in it.
    No matter how tough life is, it sure beats the alternative.

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    You have a good eye to be able to see how this fabric can be used! Very pretty. I probably would would have walked right past it.

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    I agree, those pants are awful! But congrats on a great fabric find.

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    What wonderful vision you have. This will work great in a quilt. Be sure and show us what you do with the fabric.

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    Well, I can see why they ended up at Sally's! lol I just LOVE a great bargain!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    I agree - hideous pants, glorious fabric. I did the same in my own closet - I had made a Nehru style jacket and drawstring pants (see how old I am????) out of cotton many moons ago and have now cut them up into squares and strips for the stash. Phew - I NEVER wore the outfit!!! What was I thinking????
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    Quote Originally Posted by dove View Post
    gross as a pair of pants, but i think it will makes a great piece in a quilt...can't wait to see what you make with it!
    I agree-gross pants but great fabric for a quilt.
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