Thursday, February 22, 2007

Free Fabric!

My mini-group, the 'Sew Whats', meets once a month or so to sit and stitch and and gab. This past Tuesday, one of our ladies brought a big pile of upholstery sample books! We had a blast tearing the books apart, making a mess of Leslie's house - (sorry, Les!) Everyone has a favorite, and the fabric was flyng; literally! "Hey Judy - here's one for you" followed by frog fabric flying thru the air towards Judy. In the end, everyone went home with a high pile. It took 3 pictures to get all of mine, and I was standing on a chair with my head brushing the ceiling!
As you can see, I tend to the bright side, clear colors mostly.
The majority of pieces were 6x8 inches or so, but there were a couple of books with very large pieces - 22x23!
All of them had paper glued to the back, either
a single strip across the top or down all 4 sides. Let me tell you, that paper does not want to come off. In the end, I just cut it off. The common denominator turned out to be 5 inches, so now I have a large stack of 5 inch squares.

My very most favorite bag is made from this type of fabric, and I've about loved it to bits. Time for a new one! Or 4, or 5.........
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6 comments:

Forgetmenot said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun! Elizabeth

Anne said...

How fun that must have been:-) I can just picture you; a group of women tearing those books apart:-) Have fun making a bag or two or three, or whatever you deside:-D Let us know what they become?

Rosy said...

Wow, what a find! I will expect some fun colorful creations!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

What a lovely pile of 5" squares. Have fun!

Quilting Kim said...

It sure sounds like you had a great time and you ended up with a lovely pile of 5" charm squares.

Elaine Adair said...

Well, aren't you the busy bee! So many projects and all the wonderful 5 inch squares - have you seen the books about "Nickel Squares"? Lots of ideas for 5 inch pieces. I can feel your enthusiasm all the way to Nebraska! Post your end product when it's ready - they are so inviting.