Sewing My Life Together

An Odd Fabric Gift…and What To Do With It?

A friend who was retiring from her librarian job after 18 years asked me if I wanted some fabric that she had found in her office. Of course I said “Yes”. Who would say no to free fabric?

So I went to her office to pick it up and I  found two fabric sample books, one in somewhat vintage designs and one in more contemporary designs (such as purple paisley and strips).  Each design comes in one piece that is 15.5 inches long by 12.5 inches wide. One design, one piece of fabric.

Modern designs in greens and yellows….


I’ve tried combinations of colors and shades, along with those patterns that are more modern than vintage. I like the above greens and yellows.

Flowered patterns

These are more traditional decorating fabrics, with flowers and fruit in varying colors: blues, reds, greens, yellows, and pinks.

So tonight I am spending time examining each piece of fabric, matching colors, hues, shades, and reviewing some books for ideas of things to make with these or ideas for how to sew them together.

Crafts with vintage fabric.

Do any readers have any ideas about what to use these gifts of fabric for?

This entry was published on July 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm and is filed under Crafts, Ideas, Interests. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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