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

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    what can I make with all this upolstery fabric??

    each piece is 13 1/2" x 8 1/2". very pretty prints. I don't know what to make with them. Some nice lady at a yard sale gave them to me.
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    Wow. I would love to have those. I'd make bags!

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    Tote bags and purses.

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    tote bags, purses and pillows?
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    i got a lot of those samples from a friend and just pieced them together. they made up into great bags. i think they would also work for place mats or table runners.
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    bags would be my choice

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    yep tote bags

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    Bags sound great. You could sew them together and make a jacket (it would be bright but also would be good and warm)
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    I have about 20 of those and I use them in my crazy quilting. They are so beautiful.

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    I think I would make bags.

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    I'd think they would be a perfect size for making some needle carry cases.They sure are pretty.
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    I vote for tote bags

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    If they are cotton make potholders , or at least the backs of potholders.

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    I think the bags win this round.

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    mug rugs, tote bags,

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    I am making a 2 throws for winter. If it is cotton it will wash well. I usually air dry so it does not shrink or loose its sheen. It is easy to sew on also. Totes, Purses, etc. I have also made from these samples. You can applique some also. The flowers that you use for applique are larger than regular quilters cotton but they are bright and beautiful. Enjoy your new fabric remnants.
    sewinglady

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    Wallets too
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    You can also make a quilt for you couch, I made one several years ago and turned out awesome. They work up fast and very warm as well.
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    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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    Just wonderful, I would make purses and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    We put some together and made lap robes for nursing homes.

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    They would make nice Ipad cases. Your could use them for the dress form pin cushions. Awallet or credit card case would be pretty. They would make nice knitting needle or crochet hook cases too. Have fun!

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    My sister and I made a beautiful king size bedspread with samples like these. We just did a patchwork and it turned out very pretty.
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    If I can manage pictures, here are some bags I have made with upholstery samples. I have also used them to make lap robes for nursing home patients.
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    Those are so fun to get when people toss samples, piece them together into nice rectangles, put a backing and tie them, with or without batting, and make yourself a cute throw rug ! And I love the above ideas of making bags too, and these would make good strong dog beds/cat rugs too!

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