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Thread: what can I make with all this upolstery fabric??

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    You could also sew squares together for a quilt. Since they are heavier than the cotton we use it wouldn't need any batting, just backing.

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    You could also make so,e neat rug mugs or place mats or make sets.

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    My friend and I received some of these samples and made a bed caddy to keep your tv. remote, glasses, medicines etc.
    We donated them to our church picnic and they sold them for money to run our school system. A flap is made to fit between the box spring and mattress. This anchors it. The pockets hang free.

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    I put blocks like that into a demin rag quilt. Loved the look. I squared up the block to the narrowest width.

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    oh i'd make a large quilt showing off those. just cut all the same size and sew. I made pieced blks out of decorator fabrics. I would have preferred some like yours.
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    You could use it for throw pillows on your sofa, or big floor pillows for the kids when watching TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    If they are cotton make potholders , or at least the backs of potholders.
    They are 76% cotton, 24% poly. Thank you all for your tips. I just can't let them sit there, they are sooo pretty. Gotta make something with them.
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    They look great. You can also use them for charity quilts.

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    Wow!! you all are sewww talented. Thanks a million for all your suggestions. I'm going to get started on some pillows, and go from there
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    Wow what a nice lady. I guess I'd have to go along with everyone else and say bags.
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    they make great bags!!!
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    Jackets, place mats, table runners, totes, and on and on and on!! Lucky you. Thanks for sharing.
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    How about quilted wall hangings?
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    definitely bags-google upholstery remnant projects and see what happens. There is a lady here in Pittsburgh that sells that by the bag along with her other items. The only negative is if there is a manufacturers label glued to it, it is very difficult to remove

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfosa421 View Post
    definitely bags-google upholstery remnant projects and see what happens. There is a lady here in Pittsburgh that sells that by the bag along with her other items. The only negative is if there is a manufacturers label glued to it, it is very difficult to remove
    There is a glued label on each one, i tried taking one off and it removed very easily, but I do know what you mean, I have had some before that were diffucult to remove.
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    I would make those microwave heat pads with wheat and lavender in them.

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    I had a lot of those and I prewashed them to get some of the treatment stuff they put on the fabric out and then made big rectangular blocks for a quilt with sashing & cornerstones. It came out really beautiful. If it has paper on the back remove as much as possible and then soak in a large pan, bathtub or sink to get the rest of the paper off, otherwise you will have a great big mess in your washer. (Ask me how I know?)
    As other have said tote bags, crazy quilts, or the pretty evening bags would look good, too.

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    Nook/Kendle covers
    wallets
    baby blocks
    tote bags
    pillow
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    I make bags, or pillows with it.

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    I would make a rug quilt.... Love the fabrics

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    I had some of those and they make great bags and purses. I even made some into a new chair seat cover for my sewing room. They are sturdy.
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    Great start for a Crazy Quilt

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    I would make patchwork bags!

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    Tote bags, sofa pillows, table runners, placemats. Very pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sassy granny View Post
    Tote bags and purses.
    My thoughts exactly.

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