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Thread: Is this crazy???

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    I saw the coolest cloth shower curtain at Wal mart for 14.00 - it is 70 by 72 - I love the colors; design and the feel of the material - all I would have to do is remove the plastic liner by cutting from the top.....

    have I lost my mind?
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    heck no, you haven't lost your mind. that's a pretty clever idea. :thumbup:

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    I think you are very creative not crazy. Just check the quality of the fabric 1st to be sure you do want to work with it. Please keep us posted.

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    Not crazy, just a great idea!

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    I love the color combo!

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    Not crazy at all. I just cut mine apart to use for the backing of a quilt. Great minds think alike.

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    You're just thinking 'outside the box' (or shower in this case)

    I was looking at it and thought it would be a great quilt pattern

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    Great idea!

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    okay then, i have bought some very unusual fabric shower curtains to use for quilt backs. not crazy, creative. cost me $4.00 each - brand new!!! not crazy, smart.

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    I think it's a great idea, love the curtain!

    I did it in reverse, made a quilt top (except I serged my seams and also reinforced with seam tape as I went) and used it for a cloth shower curtain with a separate liner. I couldn't find what I liked in the stores, it came out great and I'm still using it gosh, 7 or 8 yrs later!

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    Would make a perfect backing fabric...that works out to almost 4 sq yards of fabric...smart gal you are..Linda B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    You're just thinking 'outside the box' (or shower in this case)

    I was looking at it and thought it would be a great quilt pattern
    Shes not thinking Outside the Box Shes 'Thinking Out Side The Shower' 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptyshellamy
    I think it's a great idea, love the curtain!

    I did it in reverse, made a quilt top (except I serged my seams and also reinforced with seam tape as I went) and used it for a cloth shower curtain with a separate liner. I couldn't find what I liked in the stores, it came out great and I'm still using it gosh, 7 or 8 yrs later!
    I have a shower curtain tha tlooks like a quilt top - every night I stare at it trying to figure out how I can make a quilt that matches....

    I was online looking for a new shower curtain for the kids bathroom and saw this and just fell in love with the pattern and colors...I think I'm going to buy it - if it doesn't work - Material isn't right or something I can always hang it in the kids bath!

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    Target has some cool cloth ones along this "mod" line.

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    That's a great idea....

    Thanks...

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    If you've lost your mind you're in great company here...seeing a quilt in anything you love is in MVHO called...creative genius!

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    works out to be about 4.00 a yard- pretty good I'd say.

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    What a great idea - opens many possibilities!!

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    Not crazy at all!! I know I look at the clearance sheets alot for the backing for quilts. I purchased some solid kingsize sheets for 3.24 each!! I also purchased the pillow cases - not as great a deal yardage wise but they were .75 for two!! I am in the process of making fishing pillow cases for my great postal guys and will use one for the backing for them!! I have also used the childrens curtain panels for backing or even squares for a quilt - You can find the Barbie, Cars etc patterns easily and cheaper than the fabric this way!! Just have to watch fabric content.

    Wow!! I love to shop clearance isles and you have given me more reasons to look!! Thanks cheryl :thumbup:

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    nope, haven't lost your mind. You have just entered the wonderful world of Quiltdom! :) We see quilts in everything!

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    You haven't lost your mind!! In fact, I like that so much, I wouldn't even cut it up...I'd add some borders, sandwich and quilt it just like that! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    You haven't lost your mind!! In fact, I like that so much, I wouldn't even cut it up...I'd add some borders, sandwich and quilt it just like that! LOL
    Deema - I thought of that too!!

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