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    Lots of Fabric....no idea what to do with it.

    I asked for fabric on a facebook page I belong to and a lady mentioned her mother was going to throw a load of fabric away and did I want it...Of course I said yes (not knowing what kinds of fabrics I would be getting)...

    Well went to get it today and it is almost (if not all) fabric for making curtains...quite a lot of it already hemmed ready for the curtain tape to be applied...some of it feels like bed sheet material.

    I don't need curtains and with the variety of ready made curtains no one I know needs any...

    SOOOO What can I make with it?

    Some of it is quite thick and some of the thinner ones are quite stiff...May wash the smaller ones to see if the stiffness washes out..

    Ideas anyone....Can post photos tomorrow of the patterns on them..

    Thanks.
    Julie


    PS I love a mystery and couldn't say no...but don't want to waste it either..:-)
    Maybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress.
    Michelle Burford

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    Re: Lots of Fabric....no idea what to do with it.

    Check my albums.... most of my totes are done with "Home Dec" weight fabrics... I used to work in that dept. and took old books,, and cut out samples... i have drawers full.... i make zipper pouches... (see pictures,,, totes.. and ipad holders... as well,,, i do ME.. on a light color (ie.. initial or saying,,).. then border with fabrics... and make toss pillows.... enjoy... YES... you can wash, but be prepared to iron a bit... Have fun!!
    "Each day well-lived and Happy;
    that's all there is to Life!"

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      #3
      Re: Lots of Fabric....no idea what to do with it.

      I do think Babs hit it - make a bunch of totes. That weight fabric is great for them - and you may be able to mix and match and come up with some really great personal designs, advertise and make a mint. Once you are a multi-millionaire you can either come spend time at M*QC or invite us all to Ireland for a quilt show!

      Hugs!
      Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

      "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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        #4
        Re: Lots of Fabric....no idea what to do with it.

        Don't forget covers for pet beds. They would make great gifts for anyone four legged friends you might have!
        Donna

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          #5
          Re: Lots of Fabric....no idea what to do with it.

          Any very simple bag patterns (zippered or other wise..:-) ) I never did a zip before so it needs to be idiot proof..:-)
          (I could look one up...but then I wouldn't know for sure what sewing level it was...I like to know some one did it first ..lol...)
          Thanks
          Julie
          Maybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress.
          Michelle Burford

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            #6
            Re: Lots of Fabric....no idea what to do with it.

            Julie...Summon your inner Irish strength and tackle making a tote! I know you can do it! You make great quilts...you can definitely make a tote! Hugs...Your Irish friend in Missouri
            sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


            Scottie Mom Barb

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              #7
              Re: Lots of Fabric....no idea what to do with it.

              You can do any of these, Julie: http://tipnut.com/tote-bag-ideas-free-patterns/
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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