I also have many boxes full of gorgeous fabric and upholstery samples. Any ideas what to do with these other than the obvious, like quilts, pillows, and sachets?
Freebyrdz from Ontario, Canada
How about purses? You can make simple ones and if you don't have enough fabric, you can do some piecing by coordinating your fabrics. Maybe add some trim too. (01/27/2008)
Photo mats, on back of shelves, cover switch plates or outlets, paper doll dresses, book covers, there's a few. (01/27/2008)
Use your fabric to make shopping bags, to keep in your car for groceries. (01/27/2008)
Make small bag type purses-makeup bags, evening bags, etc. Sew pieces together to make crazy quilt fabric and use that for bigger bags. (01/27/2008)
How about contacting the local high school home economics classes? I'd think the teacher and students would have lots of ideas for all that fabric. (01/27/2008)
Make cloth books for children. Glue pictures from Christmas cards, birthday cards, magazines, etc, to a "page" of fabric and pink the edges. Sew a topstitched seam down the center of the book or punch a couple of holes and run some yarn through the holes. (01/27/2008)
By Thrifty Me
Look on Flickr for ideas or even peruse Etsy, they will have loads of ideas. (01/27/2008)
If the pieces are big enough you can use some to make a padded top for a footstool, cover plain waste basket, glue to old suitcase, empty oatmeal boxes, coffee cans or hat boxes to make storage/decorator pieces. Use for backgrounds in frames for pictures, jewelery or floral displays. Doll house carpets, rugs, drapes, etc. Good luck. (01/27/2008)
I saw an idea on HGTV last night. They made a square frame and covered it with fabric and used as a wall hanging on a bare wall. (01/28/2008)
Here are my ideas:
I was given a large number of fabric samples from a furniture store that had paper around the edges on the back. I sewed them together in a crazy quilt style and made a curtain for a super long window (10 feet long). I've also made "one of a kind" stockings for family as gifts and I've used some as wrapping paper for small gifts. My next idea is to make a crazy quilt rug. (07/15/2008)
I too have loads of gorgeous fabric books I rescued from the garbage. I thought about using some for making napkins as Christmas gifts, an easy "green" idea. Have fun. (10/17/2008)
My aunt makes pillows out of them and she has a friend who makes hats out of them. They are reversible bowl style winter hats that she makes. I have a ton of them and I am going to make large beach bags for all of my friends.
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