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    ....6 metres of 60 inch wide brightest apple green & white gingham you ever saw?

    I bought it from eBay a few weeks back. Can't send it back because the seller described it well, just the picture looked different on my monitor.

    It's a medium weight cotton, and lovely quality....it's just very, very bright....in large quantities it's dazzling....

    Any ideas? So far, I've come up with bunting....

    Jules
    Apple Tree Crafts
    www.appletreecraftfairs.com

  • #2
    A picnic cloth.
    sew on a backing and then applique on some fruits or cup cakes or other food items.
    My sister had a fisher price cooker and picnic set when she was little and the picnic cloth was bright lime green gingham.
    You could decorate a basket by making a liner from the fabric and then getting one of those inexpensive picnic plastic sets from Asda or other supermarket to put in with the cloth. Stylish eh!
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    • #3
      Reminds me of my infant school uniform.
      Gym kit draw string bags?
      https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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      • #4
        what about pretty gingham aprons for kids. You could applique a green apple on the top half. Maybe its too heavy??
        Amanda
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        • #5
          Hmmmm....

          It's too bright for school uniform green, and if I made a picnic rug out of it, you'd be boss-eyed by the time you'd eaten your sarnies! It really is incredibly bright green...

          Although, I had thought of a teepee for children to play in...might not look quite so bright outdoors or in a kids' room. The idea came undone when I priced up rigid plastic tubing for the support poles...

          I had thought of a shopping basket, as I have aa all-over rose pattern fabric that I could use for the pocket, which might tone it down a little....


          Jules
          Apple Tree Crafts
          www.appletreecraftfairs.com

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          • #6
            Dye it?
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            • #7
              What about seat cushion covers (not 3 piece sweets) the kind for the dining room table? Or some bright cloth napkins for the picnic table at the barbie?

              Or resell it on Ebay! hehe

              Cheers.

              Lisa
              Bowed Over
              Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
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              • #8
                Oooh Jules - that was your 1,000th post look!

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                • #9
                  No....

                  ...every post will say 1000 or whatever....the numbers go up on every post you've ever made.

                  The actual 1000th was on the Coming of Age thread Mr M started

                  Jules
                  Apple Tree Crafts
                  www.appletreecraftfairs.com

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                  • #10
                    Can you buy some darke green material and use the gingham as an accent, like a pocket or a border?
                    https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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                    • #11
                      Don't get that....?

                      Now it says you've made 1,002 posts?

                      Anyway - back to this gingham...... What about using it for lining things like bags and backs of aprons etc. Thing is, I've not seen enough of your stuff to know what you make exactly.

                      Use it to cover your table at shows - you'd certainly get noticed! Lettering on a banner if it's that bright!!?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jellybelly*jellybrain View Post
                        Don't get that....?

                        Now it says you've made 1,002 posts?

                        !!?
                        The count always shows the total number of posts someone has made. it therefore goes up every time they post. Jules just does a lot of talking!!!
                        full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                        • #13
                          Linings...

                          I thought about linings for different things, totes etc...where it would be hidden, sort of.

                          Originally, when I ordered it, it was for aprons and tote bags, but when I saw how bright it was I changed my mind.

                          I might dye a small piece, see what happens. Or even use dilute bleach....

                          Jules
                          Apple Tree Crafts
                          www.appletreecraftfairs.com

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                          • #14
                            I'd get one of those little Dylon dyes that youput in your washing machine. I've used them before and they work really well.
                            Helen

                            www.littlesnuggler.co.uk
                            Total warmth and comfort for your baby and toddler up to 3 years

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                            • #15
                              Bleach might work to make it softer - then you can do allsorts with it.
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