Friday, September 20, 2013

Must Use These Quilting Fabrics

In organizing my fabricssomething I've been wanting to do for a few months years—I came across these coordinated cotton fabrics that I bought at a very nice little quilt shop. 
1/2 yard panel
1 yard striped print (a little more than half is shown)
Top left: panel. Bottom left: striped print. Right: 1 yard each gold and green "mottled" solid.

I am not a quilter, but once in a while I go to a quilt shop with a friend who is a quilter. Of course I want these independent shops to stay in business, and I did like the look of these fabrics, but here we are at least a year later, and I still haven't done anything with them. If I don't sew them up now, it will be at least another year before I look at them againbecause of the seasonal nature of the prints.

I found a free project sheet at Fabric Depot; here's the cover:
Project sheet
As you can see from the project sheet, I don't have all the fabrics in the collection (whew!).  The project sheet is 9 pages and includes instructions for making everything you see here.

I plan to make a reversible table runner and a small (approximately 12-in. square) table topper. But I don't need any more placemats. 

Do you have any ideas or suggestions or links to easyremember easy, please—for using up this fabric? I'd like to make some gifts that people would really like and use. Maybe a set of coasters from the smaller print? Maybe an easy apron? Any other ideas?

Bonus points / extra credit for any ideas that use these fabrics in something I could wear without looking like I'm wearing a quilt.

I'm making myself use this fabric to burn it into my brain to stop buying fabrics for quilting projects! Maybe it's not my responsibility to keep quilt shops in business.

Thanks for any and all suggestions. I will post updates. Achi dachi!

Blessings and peace...


  1. I would make potholders. Very pretty. I love leaves.

    Hugs, Joy

  2. I just sent you an email saying I could not find your comment box! Here it is now. sheesh, computers. Anyway, I made table runners out of quilting cotton last year for presents. Fast and easy.

  3. Thanks, Joy and Mary. Joy, I might make some potholders; thanks for that idea. Mary, ah yes to "sheesh, computers"! LOL I am not a speedy seamstress, and I do seem to find ways to make even simple projects a bit complicated. I am enjoying this one.


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