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Thread: Ideas For These Beautiful Tapestry Samples?

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    I bought about 16 of these beautiful tapestry samples from Italy at an estate sale. They measure about 18" each. Any ideas what do with them....besides pillows? :)
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    Purses or tote bags. They are very pretty.

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    Hi Marsye,

    You could just send them to me - LOL LOL LOL!

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    I love the idea of tote bags. They would be very heavy for a quilt. Oh.....maybe a crazy quilt.

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    I think they're beautiful!!! If you can't figure out something PM me I'll figure out a use for them!!! :lol:

    The first thing that came to mind was a crazy quilt!! Boy, can I see them incorporated into one. Lace, beads, buttons, maybe some silk. OOOOOH!!!

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    If they are duplicates I can see a large block lap quilt

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    Marsye, I agree with sewcrafty; a crazy quilt would be great. Those are so pretty and that would really show off their beauty. Or maybe something like a pinwheel block with a different color of them in each block. With the amount and size of each combined with other fabric to make a block it should make a fairly good sized quilt I would think. Let us know what you are going to do. I am anxious to see how you use them.

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    If any of the designs are centered you might think about framing them....I have several pieces of tapestry that I plan to use for totes...

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    How about cosmetic bags with a beautiful shiny lining??

    Or you can use two of them and make Pillows! Or piece them together and make a patchwork bag.

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    All good ideas.

    Marsye-I owe you an apology. I was reading this and my DD walked down the hall towards me, saw your avatar picture again, and started giggling. I know I raised her better. Sorry if your feelings are hurt. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    All good ideas.

    Marsye-I owe you an apology. I was reading this and my DD walked down the hall towards me, saw your avatar picture again, and started giggling. I know I raised her better. Sorry if your feelings are hurt. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Clutch bags or small purses with some bead trim.

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    They are SO pretty! I think totes or purses would look great!

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    Thanks for the ideas! :thumbup: Now if someone would just find me some more time!! :wink:
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    Yes, tote bags or eyeglass holders or change purses.. etc

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    sewing cases, japanese purses, remote control caddies, luggage tags and passport holders, billfolds, eyeglass cases, pincushions.lots of small items would be gorgeous made out of those fabulous fabrics!

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    All good ideas. I first thought of totes, but so did a lot of others!!!

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    maybe a coin purse or wallet or even pillow pincushions

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    Bags!!! Lovely!!!

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    Marsye, I would hate to cut them up...I see beautiful wall hangings!!!!! They are so elegant...You could put pictures in front of them and use them as borders... scenery, family portraits, art work.....oh, they are so gorgeous.

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    Yes!!! Iclang had a ton of suggestions! Anykind of bags or - you could make some gosh dern regal pin cushions! Have fun creating!------------hey! you could make a nice cover for your avatar!!!!!!!!! hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    Yes!!! Iclang had a ton of suggestions! Anykind of bags or - you could make some gosh dern regal pin cushions! Have fun creating!------------hey! you could make a nice cover for your avatar!!!!!!!!! hahaha
    why do I need a cover for my avatar? :oops:

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    They would make pretty little travel jewelry purses- perhaps a nice gift for a friend?

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    sounds like a great idea

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    They are the perfect size to make fabric bowls. I have used them several times.

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