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Thread: Going through fabric quickly

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    Senior Member quiltingbee12's Avatar
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    Going through fabric quickly

    Hi All,

    My Bazaar went fairly well, I traded more then I sold, but I didn't do too badly. Thank you for all your help there.

    My next question. Starting in July of next year, I am going to have to store a lot of my fabric, and supplies and etc. I'm
    not going to have time to use them because I will be in college, and my family doesn't want to have a lot of storing to
    do for me.

    I want to make lap quilts. I don't have a lot of bigger pieces, and those will be used for backings I think. I need to use up as much fabric as possible, and I may still need to sell some of it so I have enough room.
    I'm thinking I'm going to make lap quilts for friends, or trading material for a spinning wheel.

    Thank you for your suggestions,
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 12-09-2011 at 03:22 PM. Reason: pm sent to member

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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    I piece my quilt backs. This uses up smaller pieces of fabric and I don't have to buy fabric just for the backing. Also it is 2 quilts in one

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    Senior Member roadrunr's Avatar
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    I have also pieced the backs on some of my quilts - they look nice and you get a reversable quilt that way! You can make mug rugs out of the smaller pieces and give them to friends or sell them at bazars - they are easy to make. You can also make doll quilts, baby quilts or start making quilts for charities. The 3-D pinwheel is a quick quilt to make either for a doll or a baby. There are all sorts of things that you can make out of smaller pieces. I just hope you have enough time to do allthe projects that you want to do.

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