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Thread: fabric comes from the most unusual places...

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    Super Member oma66's Avatar
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    fabric comes from the most unusual places...

    I stopped at the Salvation Army on my way home today and found this pair of pants that are homemade and never been worn... the fabric is still like it was on the bolt. I tested them for content and they are all cotton. I think they are ugly pants, but look at the fabric I will glean from them. I think the fabric is lovely, just not for pants...

    I will add it to my stash after I cut it into 10" sqs. 5 " sqs and 2 1/2" strips and maybe even 2 1/2" sqs. I paid 50 cents for the pants!

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    gross as a pair of pants, but i think it will makes a great piece in a quilt...can't wait to see what you make with it!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Hideous! Wonderful!

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    You're right the pants are disgusting but the fabric is great. Can't wait to see a quilt with it in it.
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    You have a good eye to be able to see how this fabric can be used! Very pretty. I probably would would have walked right past it.

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    I agree, those pants are awful! But congrats on a great fabric find.

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    What wonderful vision you have. This will work great in a quilt. Be sure and show us what you do with the fabric.

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    Well, I can see why they ended up at Sally's! lol I just LOVE a great bargain!
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    I agree - hideous pants, glorious fabric. I did the same in my own closet - I had made a Nehru style jacket and drawstring pants (see how old I am????) out of cotton many moons ago and have now cut them up into squares and strips for the stash. Phew - I NEVER wore the outfit!!! What was I thinking????
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    Quote Originally Posted by dove View Post
    gross as a pair of pants, but i think it will makes a great piece in a quilt...can't wait to see what you make with it!
    I agree-gross pants but great fabric for a quilt.
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    homemade, never worn... wonder why? Great fabric though.

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    nice fabric for a quilt it will take on a whole different look in a quilt
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    When I go to our local thrift store, I always look at the clothes for interesting fabrics. Be sure and show us your masterpiece from this fabric.

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    Those pants are just . . . weird.
    Great fabric find, though!
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    Well,we sure know why the pants were never worn !!!

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    Yes gross ugly yukky pants, but I can see it popping some quilt to make it just amazing. You have a good eye.
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    Congrats on your find!!!!!

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    Great find. You were so smart to look in the pants aisle. I love buying 100 percent cotton scrubs at thrift shops for quilts. Cute patterns and lots of fabric for the $.
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    Neat fabric! Looking forward to seeing your new creations with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred singer View Post
    nice fabric for a quilt it will take on a whole different look in a quilt
    Ditto. Love the fabric, pants not so much. BrendaK
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    Wow those are some seriously hideous pants but I agree - really cool fabric!
    I've bought skirts for fabric in the past. I still have on skirt that I'm going to chop up and make in to a bag or something. It has women walking poodles on it

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    i agree ugly pants.. but it would be great in a quilt

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    Wonderful cotton fabric! Score!

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    Oh I dunno, I've seen PLENTY of uglier pants ...they wear the silliest looking pajama bottoms IN PUBLIC, seems to be all the rage on the college kids around here. And the accompanying 'bed head' and sleepy, hung-over look is a MUST! 'Course this IS California!! But those you found will be great for quilts! Way to go and thinking outside the pants box! LOL
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    Should look great in a quilt. How do you test for fabric cotton content??

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