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Thread: How would U use 1 yd of fabric?

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    Bought fabric online, not really the color I wanted for project.

    So... what would you do with 1 yard of orphan fabric?

    Any suggestions?
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    add it to my stash....I'd have a use for it someday

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    Color matching is one of the reasons I do not purchase on-line, plus I am a touchy-feely shopper. ;)

    Put it in your stash . . . then one day it will the PERFECT fabric for another project.

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    I would add it to my stash. Something will come along that it will be perfect for.
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    I read on here to cut up 1 yrd of fabric into 5 in. charm squares,you get 56....., then add different colors and use the lil twister????? just a thought

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    make a bag?

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    I would probably end up using it in a charity project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth33
    Bought fabric online, not really the color I wanted for project.

    So... what would you do with 1 yard of orphan fabric?

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
    back it with a heavier fabric and make a couple tote bags.

    Or a pillowcase to add to a charities stash.

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    Swap with someone here on the board!!!!

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    Another thought is to back it with a coordinating fabric. Top stitch the edges and then use it to wrap gifts for family members. I use a hair binder to hold all the corners together and then take the extra fabric from the gathering to make a nice little bow by tucking in the corners to the hair binder. That is if you do not want to make something with it :D

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    I would put it aside until I found a pattern or other fabric I could use with it.

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    Depending on the pattern.....i would back and batt it; quilt length about every 4.5", bind it and give it to the hospital or nursing home or wherever it might be appropriate If it doesn't work now it probably won't work for you in the future.

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    Just hang onto it ... eventually you'll find use for it.

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    Save it in the stash - you never know when it will be just what you need!

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    One yard lengths is what composes a big part of my stash. Or maybe I should say that's the size I buy and the leftovers are my stash. When trying to get just the right fabric to go with a particular focus fabric I may end up getting two or three (thinking they are ok) and then see another that is truly exactly right. And a few months later those first ones are just what's needed for something else (and may no longer be available in my local shop).

    So welcome to stash building! It will be perfect for some project in the future.

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    Try Bonnie Hunter's method. If it is ulgy cut it into small pieces, it changes the "look". http://quiltville.com/

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    I would look in my stash to see if I had a couple of matching fabrics to make a D9P or add it to my stash. You could also treat yourself to a small project ...apron, pot holders, thread catcher, pin cushion, cover for your machine, snap bags,....something that is quick and cute.

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    Make a purse, cut it into fats or make some cosmetic bags with it.

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    I would add it to my stash. Or cut it up for binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    add it to my stash....I'd have a use for it someday
    What he said :-)

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    Pillowcases....its always nice to have a ready made gift on hand.

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    Interesting question. I had orphan fabric purchased on line like you did. I used a practice project and it came to life and found a home! Another piece I used as a back and it also came to life!

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    I've used pieces that I didn't like to make sample blocks or let DGD have it. Used a "what was I thinking" piece one time for a sample block and it turned out of be gorgeous!

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    Add contrasting borders and make one like this beauty!


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88540-1.htm

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    I would keep it for Binding something

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