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    What can I make with 1/2 yard?

    I have a lot of half yard fabrics...what can I make with it...for a boutique? I already have a pattern for grocery bag and microwave bowl holders...what else?

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    You can do pot holders, or the hot bowl holders.

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    Lined zipper pouches. I make a set of three sizes and include a carabiner clip in a matching color to hold them together. This time of year I make them in feminine colors and advertise them as bridal shower gifts. You could also do them for new mothers to carry to the hospital. Carabiner clips are shaped sort of like a capital D and have a spring opening. They come in tons of colors and are for sale almost everywhere.
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    Adult clothing protectors (aka bibs).

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    ijust made for my cousin a pot holder, but big for a roasting/lasagna pan. you always have to put out 4 mismatched potholders. I thought this was a good idea. lined with 2 layers of insulbrite. you may have to bring a pan to show how it's used, but a good gift. i also made two potholders with it. to carry the tray to the table.
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    with a couple of them and some heavy plastic (Walmart) you can make kid's bags for the back of carseats.

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    I enjoy making the pocket tissue holders. They can be sold individually or several together in a basket. I think it is fun to group them by themes: 1930's reproduction nostalgic ones or Christmas fabrics for stocking stuffers.

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    I appreciate all the ideas...I wish there was a "like" button on here, so I could just hit it on comments. But thank you all.

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    Key chains, soother clips, luggage tags...

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    Just remember that they are actually 2 fat quarters! So anything goes. A nice scrappy purse would be nice, a scrappy quilt or jacket. there are alot of patterns for purses made with a couple of fat quarters.
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    A Necessary Clutch Wallet can be made with 2 fat quarters or 1/2 yard. Would be different for a boutique item.

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    Hanging kitchen towels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJrX-pdc8dw

    One towel cut in half will make two hanging towels. The you'll need to cut four of the top pattern. One-half yard of fabric should be a good amount.

    I bought a package of ten kitchen towels from Costco. That made 20 hanging towels. I kept some, gave some as gifts, and donated some to my guild's boutique. It was a great way of using up some of my leftover fabric. They were so much fun to make that I bought another package of towels yesterday.
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    Draw string bag to hold chargers when traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JENNR8R View Post
    Hanging kitchen towels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJrX-pdc8dw

    One towel cut in half will make two hanging towels. The you'll need to cut four of the top pattern. One-half yard of fabric should be a good amount.

    I bought a package of ten kitchen towels from Costco. That made 20 hanging towels. I kept some, gave some as gifts, and donated some to my guild's boutique. It was a great way of using up some of my leftover fabric. They were so much fun to make that I bought another package of towels yesterday.
    These are so cute! I am going to make some!

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    You could make Snap Bags by Stitchin Sisters. I LOVE mine. Received it as a gift and, in turn, have made for others. Incidentally, one metal retractable tape measure makes a LOT of small bags.

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    Have you made the fold n stitch wreaths? I use 2 half yard pieces and save the leftover bit to use as a alternating square wreath and frame. These I will use with a third half yard piece. So, I basically get 2 full wreaths out of 3 half yard pieces. Also, I use a lighter weight interfacing (really like 950 shirtweight) so I can stitch around and turn rather than the heavy foam and cutting a slit and then applique - too much extra work.

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    Microwave potato bags. Taco warmer bag.

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    With contrasting fabric you could make a Bow Tucks Bag. Have a look for lots of examples on QB.

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    Check out the Take 5 pattern. I have made that using 1/2 yds instead of the full yd. Makes a nice lap size. Any pattern that calls for 1 yd pieces can be done with 1/2 yds to make a smaller quilt.

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    Oh my! Aren't you sorry you asked? I had to laugh. My gosh, you'll be busier than a one armed paper hanger with all these projects. No excuses now! What a lot of great suggestions! Now get busy, girl!

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