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

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    I made up a half dozen into little wine bottle bags. When you go somewhere for dinner and take wine for a hostess gift they are so elegant. Fold a top down and run it so you can thread a cord or ribbon thru it. Just run a seam all around, turn inside out thread cord and pop the wine in. Everyone ooohs & ahhhs
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    Making quilted runners for furniture tops (i.e.: dressers, china cabinets, or bookcases) from heavier fabrics is another possibility.

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    Pillows for all the kids in your life Mine used them to watch T V on the floor. They got a lot of use.
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    A friend of mine has made bags, eye glass holders, and cvers fpr small packs of tissues

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    Upholstery/decorator fabric makes wonderful bags!!
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    Bags, pillows, table runners, placemats, mats for small pictures (if not too thick), etc.

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    placemats and yes bags or makeup bags
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    Needle books, book covers, and bah humbug bags would also work. Also glasses cases and cell phone bags on cords with a pocket on the back for money and d/license.

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    I just finished a long patchwork squares (rectangles) skirt using some of these...3 rows of 9 - a light, a medium, a dark alternating around each row and forming a diagonal pattern. I just put a casing for elastic at the top and will let her determine the depth of the hem at the bottom. She gave me several of those sample books, saying it didn't look like she would ever use them. So I asked what she had planned to do with them and she mentioned wanting to make a skirt, so I did.

    I also have used them for bags, wallets, checkbook covers, etc.

    Am wanting to make something fancy with the silk drapery fabrics. They are gorgeous!
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    I also have a lot of upholstery sample fabrics. I am going to make a throw cover for backseat of the car. Now when the dog goes for a ride no more hair on the seats. :-)
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    Many many beautiful bags and purses!!! Wow!~
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    Hi,as well as bags,car or picnic rugs come to mind.Some time ago myself and a friend were given lots of these pattern books. We made quilts and quillows for the homeless.We put handles on the quillows so that when they were folded up they doubled as a bag to keep whatever belongings they had in, when unfolded they could put their belongings in the cushion ,and their feet, safe and warm !Love Letty

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    our guild embers are always makin bags from this fabric. then they are give to womens shelters or homeless shelters .. they appreciate tme as it may be the only bag the have to carry around. some fill with personal items which are always needed

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    this is a nice idea. You never know sometimes how a block will turn out.

    Quote Originally Posted by dallen4350 View Post
    I had some upholstery fabric and I made the suggested tote bags, place mats, etc. But in doing this, I first used it to try out new block patterns and techniques. The result of those trials eventually became the bags and mats.

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    I'm with sweetpeaches. My first thought was bags.
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    Wow. I would love to have those. I'd make bags!
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    I'd use them for table runners.

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    I'd use them for table runners. Or bottle bags.

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    wall quilt ir a bed quilt...you are lucky!

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    Tote bags, they would be beautiful and durable!

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    How about a case for your e-reader or tablet?
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    I wonder if they would make a rice bag?
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    my first thought was tote bags. Placemats and pot holders would be good too.

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    I would make bags and pillows. What a great stash!

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    Pretty fabrics!

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    Tote bags and crazy quilts! I would love to have them.

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