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From: ellymolin
Date: 05-28-2005, 03:31 PM (1 of 4)
Hi everyone,
I have accumulated a lot of remnants--rayon, polyester, etc., that I used to make skirts, dresses, blouses with. I see that my stash of these remnants is growing, I cannot toss any material, and am wondering if anyone has any ideas for using these pieces? I have a habit of buying way more than I need, trying to curb that, but not easy. I am one of those sewers who buys the fabric first, then finds a use for it later. I'd appreciate any ideas anyone has. Thanks, Elly
User: ellymolin
Member since: 01-13-2005
Total posts: 37
From: DorothyL
Date: 05-28-2005, 05:19 PM (2 of 4)
Toss anything smaller than a yard.
The rest you will eventually find a use for.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: mommydionne
Date: 05-28-2005, 06:12 PM (3 of 4)
I gave all of my pieces smaller than 1m to my son's grade 2 class, they use them for art class etc.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: tuesday carter
Date: 05-29-2005, 09:08 AM (4 of 4)
How about piecing you rayons into a throw and backing it with something like a nice wool, then tie quilt it? Rayon and wool, a great combination! If you have nice prints, it could make a lovely throw!
User: tuesday carter
Member since: 04-19-2005
Total posts: 7
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