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    Estate Sale Find-Help

    I bought a bin of these zip lock bags full of fabric cut for aprons as marked on the bin for $5.00. I looked at them and thought I'd never seen an apron like this but I'd figure it out. Well, I can't! Has anyone ever seen one made like this? I figured I could use the fabric for quilts or something else but I would like to honor the woman that went to all the work cutting these.
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    I'm imagining the 6x30" piece is for the loop that goes around the neck and one of the 45" long pieces is for the waist ties, but the 3rd one is a mystery to me.

    Then again.....
    I can't tell, but is the pie-shaped brown section covering a green same-shaped piece? If so then perhaps it is 'lined' in the green. I did one like this that folded the 90 degree angle point over so that the green shows to the front, making a contrasting detail that can be folded the opposite way -- brown to the back -- to make the apron reversible.....like this:

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    Jan you are so smart! And can draw too!

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    Maybe the third strip would be used as a ruffle on the bottom of the apron?
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    I was thinking a ruffle too

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    Quote Originally Posted by phranny View Post
    Maybe the third strip would be used as a ruffle on the bottom of the apron?
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    I was thinking a ruffle too
    I was thinking a waistband but a ruffle would be nice!
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    Jan, I like that idea. Yes, there is a solid green under the printed piece to make it reversible. I should have also said that all the strips are doubled except for the smallest one. That extra piece just baffles me, it's not big enough for a ruffle. Oh, what if the small strip was the neck band, fold down the point like you did and then the 10" wide pieces could be a ruffle around the bottom ? Now that almost makes sense to me.

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    I'm thinking pocket on the 8x45 ??
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    How about the 45" pieces are for the 2 side ties? If you cut the 45" in two, it only makes a 22 1/2" tie. It might fit around your waist, but I can guarantee, it won't fit around mine, not with tying a bow.
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    there's those fancy drawings again.....ya gotta love 'em!
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    I was thinking that the 8x45" long piece would be cut in half for two @ 4x45" strips.
    If these were then folded and seamed on the long side, then turned inside out, they would make nice, long waist ties.

    Perhaps the other 45" piece could also be cut lengthwise into 2 strips, joined on the short edge into one l-o-n-g strip.
    Fold along the l-o-n-g edge, gather for a ruffle, and apply the raw edge into the seam between the front and back fabric.
    Thanks for the silly comments about my graphics. I thought that apron was pretty cool myself, LOL!

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    This cute child's apron tutorial might also give you another option. http://www.patchworkposse.com/2008/12/apron-tutorial/

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    I found this picture on the Quiltville Open Studio Facebook page. It reminded me of the apron drawing Jan did for you. I thought it might give you a bit more inspiration.
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