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Old 07-28-2006, 10:32 AM   #1  
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Question What would you do with 50-60 of the most wonderful fabric samples?

I am desiging a website for a great fabric store that sells yummy fabric by the yard. I have 50-60 great little 3-4 inch squares and rectangles of many different fabrics: chenilles, cottons, wovens, sheers, taffettas, etc.

I am thinking somehow I can make some nifty cards out of them, maybe? The store said I could have them.

I think it might be esp. cool if I could make a few and give to the store to maybe have/try to sell.

Any ideas on what I could do? (By the way, I have access to a sewing machine, but am NOT a seamstress!!)

TIA, and I can't wait to hear some wonderful ideas you inventive ladies might have!!
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A Quilt - definitely.

I would LOVE to play with fabric samples.... Have Fun!
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I was going to say a quilt too. You could use them on a card though too. I have a lot of fabric samples I got free that I've been working on making a quilt out of. Mine are a lot bigger though so I've had to waste time cutting them first.

Good luck and have fun using them!
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I'm not going to be able to give you any ideas, but I too would like to have some ideas!! I bought a box of crafting supplies at a yard sale and there were 1x1 inch squares of fabric......hundreds of them (the poor person that cut those out!!) anyway the only thing that I can come up with is to use them as a background page of some sort, I have some oriental looking ones that I'm thinking of combining with my Gifts of the Orient set. So far that's been my only thought, wish I could be of more help, Shelly
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When I was quilting and just getting into card making, I would cut the edges with pinking shears and use the swatches as the layer underneath the focal image of a card...whether it was a graphic image or words.

I guess another thing you could try is using fabric in conjunction with sets that have somebody in the image. Say, Voila...with the chef? Stamp on the back side of fabric and cut it out, then stick it to the stamped image so he'll have a fabric coat. Same with some of the kid sets...give them nifty shirts and dresses...
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You can run fabric through a Xyron machine and use the pieces just as you would CS.
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When I was quilting and just getting into card making, I would cut the edges with pinking shears and use the swatches as the layer underneath the focal image of a card...whether it was a graphic image or words.

I guess another thing you could try is using fabric in conjunction with sets that have somebody in the image. Say, Voila...with the chef? Stamp on the back side of fabric and cut it out, then stick it to the stamped image so he'll have a fabric coat. Same with some of the kid sets...give them nifty shirts and dresses...

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Thanks ladies... I am *SO* not talented in the area of quilting!! These fabrics are so swank, I am thinking that somehow they are going to make swell cards. I just gotta start playing with 'em.
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I use fabric with punches. For example, punch a line of leaves in a piece of cardstock and then affix a piece of autumn fabric under it. Layer it and add it to your card. I have some somewhere and I will dig them out and try to post them to my gallery this week. They are very cool!
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how about using strips, like ribbon?
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use them on artist trading cards as embellishments....or make your own business or calling cards and sew a scrap to your card in a spot where you might have a logo...then make a quilt with the rest of them.....
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Smile DEFINITELY embellish cards.....

It is really fun to use fabric scraps on cards. I did this one for a swap last year... Pine Cone and fabric

This one was for August 2005 VSN... Oh No! Halloween Prank

If you search the gallery (titles only) for the word "fabric" you will find a few more.
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Thanks ladies... I am *SO* not talented in the area of quilting!! These fabrics are so swank, I am thinking that somehow they are going to make swell cards. I just gotta start playing with 'em.

Please post them here when you make them so that we get an email to find them!
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Please post them here when you make them so that we get an email to find them!

Ok, well, I'm starting out pretty simple. Here's the first one I've tried using a swell fabric sample.

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...33125&cat=3741

I hope I get more adventurous and more complex...
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