Use the good stuff craftalong

I’m kind of the same, except in my case it’s fill a yard pieces from spoonflower. But now that you’ve drawn my attention to it. I think I’ll cut them into individual sections and see if the lovely prints inspire me.

@calluna I love that book, the trim is awesome and the button fab! I needed to use the smaller of the two strips on my photo above, but the bigger is unused. It’s about 6"*23" I can mail it to you if you would like. Pm me your address if you want it.

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Oh thank you for offering, but I’m winnowing down my fabric stash and doing nothing with pretty fabrics for now. :kissing_heart:

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You’re welcome to it if you change your mind :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: (stash enabler here)

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Car craft includes this fave swirly blue fabric.


Everything in me was hollering to hoard it in
stash, that’s how I know for sure I should use it.

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I’m using the good stuff! Bought this fabric made using a scanned and digitally altered gelli print masterboard of mine. It’s printed on a cotton canvas.

Chair cushion covers :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: I wanted to make four but only bought enough fabric for three… oh well! It will be enough for the dining table chairs at least :upside_down_face: Here’s the first one

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I used some clearance fabric for part of the undersides :wink:

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It’s fabulous!!! I love the fabric and it looks so good on the chairs.

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Those are beautiful! Well done.

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Great job! They are functional and pretty!

I have been using “cheaper” fabric for the backsides of pillows and cushions as well…saving the good stuff for the important parts!

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This one is tough. I love this brocade, even if I don’t love sewing with it. But I’m making a velvet throw for a friend and it’s the best fabric I have for the reverse… And it’s stunning. And I’m about to use it all.

Wish me luck.

Is going to be with this velvet and this trim

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Wow, what a fabulous combination! It’s going to be beautiful!!

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I had to steel myself with a glass of wine and some stilton.

Not sure how well that goes with sewing but heigh ho.

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Gorgeous. You will never regret the making of such a beautiful thing. And what a gift! Wow.

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Well stilton makes the fabric, the thread, sewing machine and other inanimate objects carry on conversations with me lol so the sewing would go well until I sobered up! Its beautiful though I hope they really enjoy it!

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I finished it and it’ll be difficult to part with! Hard to get a good photo of it. It’s dark here.

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That is the most luxurious thing I’ve seen in ages!

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Beautiful!

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It was so easy to make, a vintage velvet curtain and that delicious brocade, with a long fringe (from AliExpress) I don’t know if I’ve any more brocade, but I want one for me now. It’s so gorgeous to touch.

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It looks amazing! I can see why you’ll be sad to part with it, the brocade is beautiful. But you are right that they go wonderfully together and it will be a wonderful gift!

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Thank you :grin: they actually got better together under real light. The photo doesn’t reproduce them accurately.

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That’s really beautiful! I would love to be able to reach through the screen just to pet it - brocade and velvet😍!

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