Ideas to Using Fabric Samples

I was given a bag full of fabrics of different types and there are some nice cuts (small ones) of tapestry samples. I would like to know if there is a nice way to use or upcyle them? Thanks.


By Marie from Melbourne - Australia

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June 15, 20100 found this helpful

You could make throw pillows or make small pillows and fill with pine needles or potpourri for little sachets. You could also make a quilt or cut them in strips and make a rag wreath. If you google rag wreath there are lots of articles on how to make one. You basically tie them around a coat hanger or wire and they are so pretty.

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June 16, 20100 found this helpful

Make a beautiful tablecloth! Just attach them using no-sew tape and iron together. Then attach pretty ribbon down the seams. If there are some fabrics that are longer than doesn't matter as you're going for a random look anyway. Just lay it out to how you think it looks best. Have fun with it.

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June 17, 20100 found this helpful

The table cloth idea sounds fun. You can make a matching apron too if you have leftovers.


And/or curtains. Matching in the fact that they are both patchwork projects. ;)

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June 17, 20100 found this helpful

This may be hard to describe, but take a picture frame that can hold samples/smallish pieces of your tapestries. Either use as is or embroider over the pattern or parts of the pattern (simple or complex (Google embroidery or crazy quilt for ideas/instructions). Cut mat board or cardboard faced with solid fabric to go around the tapestries. Put backing of cardboard or staple to hold this all together. I think that odd numbers like 3 look good together, but two rows of 4 could work or whatever fits your wall (or a great gift for someone who could use a punch-up in a room). Have fun. Good luck.

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February 25, 20130 found this helpful

Make purses, large patchwork or small evening bag types! Add embellishments and fun decorating!

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