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    ...this lot in my fabric drawers and don't really know what to do with it. The pieces are different sizes and it seems it is all Laura Ashley fabric from the 70's. I feel as if I should do something with it any ideas????

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  • #2
    Do what my missus does, put it back in the drawer because " it's bound to come in handy and if I throw it away I'll need it."

    Alternatively a rag rug, well a little one

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    • #3
      Oh my goodness yes - patchwork, patchwork, patchwork! I can see that little lot making some patchwork totes, or a wallhanging, or some little girls dresses, the possibilities are endless!
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      • #4
        I agree with Cathy. I can see patchwork too or quilted cushion covers. Ooo, my fingers are itching.
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        • #5
          I can see little teddy bear waistcoats!

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          • #6
            OMG - I remember them - I used to buy Laura Ashley bags of scraps and my mum used to make 'Holly Hobbie' doll dresses with them (anyone else remember them?!). You could go the whole hog and make a patchwork panel for a bed cover or maybe something smaller like patchwork bag, napkins etc or they could be used for card crafting backgrounds etc. So many uses you cant possibly throw them away!
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            • #7
              Well, you know I'd just end up making lots of hearts with it all !!!. xx
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              • #8
                Thanks for all your suggestions! I don't really know how to patchwork. Any suggestions or help on that one!!
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                • #9
                  Patchwork can be as simple as you want it all you have to remember is "Be very exacting when cutting out" and use the iron frequently. You grow into the more difficult designs with time and practice.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks, but do you have to match patterns or colours how do you plan it all.
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                    • #11
                      Patchwork can be very personal, everyones tastes are different so you usually end up making something that pleases you. The choices and variety is as wide, if not wider than any other craft. If you are using squares I feel you will instinctly form some kind of pattern or design with the fabrics you have available. Just have a go. It can be as small or as large as you want. At the end of the day it is something YOU have created and if you like it then you have achieved your aim.
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