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Old 10-26-2011, 11:54 AM
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I have a large container of buttons collected from mother,
grandmother and myself. Wondering what I can do with them--any ideas? Am trying to downsize quilting/sewing supplies. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:58 AM
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You might want to contact someone from Button Collectors of America? I'm not sure of the name but they collect antique buttons and some of yours might be worth some money. Ordinary buttons do look nice displayed in pretty jars. You can also see if anyone on QB is looking for some. I have a large button box myself that I use. I love buttons, they are miniature works of art!
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:03 PM
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I'm in the same quandry. Jars and jars of a lifetime of collecting that my dad's girlfriend was gifted with, who regifted them to me. My intent is to make a yo-yo quilt and put a button in the center of each one. Someday...
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Oh they would be cute in a glass jar lamp for a sewing room.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:05 PM
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Barbara A Love that idea!!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:09 PM
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You should list them on ebay. i use buttons for all my purses and the store gets pricey. I searched on ebay and there were lots listed and all had bids.
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I am constantly collecting buttons. I make jewelry, pillows and decorate shirts with them! You might say that I have a bit of a button thing :)
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:18 PM
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i made a reversible four patch queen size quilt and put buttons on each side in the center of the four patches.
also made a large twin size quilt and put buttons in the center of those, flower shaped buttons because the fabric was floral.
you could make a button Christmas tree quilt to hang for the holidays.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BarbaraA
Oh they would be cute in a glass jar lamp for a sewing room.
this is a great idea
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:53 PM
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somewhere i saw a purse covered with buttons also bracelets made of buttons
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