Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What to Do with This?

Found this great Alexander Henry Fabric at Hobby Lobby - love the modern/retro sewing motif.   I bought 1.5 yards of it, and now, I'm not sure what to do with it.  I'd love to have it displayed somehow in my studio.   I wish I had a chair to recover, but I don't have one that will work.  Any ideas?  How would YOU use it?


17 comments:

Judi said...

I think a cover for my sewing machine would be lovely in this fabric.

Katherine said...

A quilt class bag to carry all my things. :) Little pockets for rotary cutters, rulers, bobbins, etc would be cute with the outside being that fabric.

Niki said...

A lumbar cushion for your sewing chair or frame it and hang it.

Michele said...

It's adorable. I agree with Judi, a sewing machine cover. I think I saw one made out of that fabric at Jo-Ann's yesterday. It had black trim and it was cute.

Mama Pea said...

My first thought was a sewing machine cover, but as I recall you just made one of those. What if you covered a large canvas with it, then put ribbon criss cross over it (woven) in a diamond pattern, and used it as a bulletin board in your sewing room? You could tuck photos, inspirations, etc. in the ribbon.

Karen In NC said...

I would make a bulletin board like I saw on a blog earlier this week. Here is a link to it. I'm glad to see Hobby Lobby has started carrying some really fun fabrics. I need to get over there soon.

http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2010/11/artist-canvas-turned-inspiration-board/

Andrea said...

Make a fabric-covered bulletin board with ribbon or elastic like this one or this one or this one!

pirate said...

while you are pondering all the possibilities, you can still display the yardage as a "work of art" ... go to an artist supply store and get stretcher bars slightly less that the width of your fabric and another set slightly less than the length.

Stretch the fabric around the bars, staple (in the selvages!) or tape the fabric so it is taut.

Then just *HANG* your yardage on the wall like a picture. It's still intact as yardage for when the perfect use for it hits you.

In the meantime, you can enjoy it daily. :-)

Anonymous said...

I immediatly thought of a message board. I see it has already been suggested,so it must be a pretty good idea. Another thought, what about fabric buckets or cubes?

Janet

Katrina said...

Cover a canvas for your wall!

Lynn Weathers said...

If it were mine, I'd make a bag. I wonder if a Hobby Lobby near me carries it? Unfortunately the nearest Hobby Lobby is about 100 miles away. **sigh** Whatever you do with it will be wonderful. The fabric is great!

PJ said...

At first I thought "oohhh, Jean - ANOTHER BAG!". I agree with most of the others, a cute message/bulletin board.

Anonymous said...

I feel weird because my suggestion isn't anything like the others. My first thought was it would look really cool as something you always take with you. Like your notebook holder.

vintagemodernquilts | Lisa said...

I love that fabric! I saw it on a chair at a quilt show recently: http://www.amazon.com/Kangaroo-Kabinets-Sewing-Chair-Model/dp/B002JOW2LK

You could stretch it over a canvas to use as art. I've done that with some fabric I really love so that I can use it someday.

Ellyn said...

I agree, stretch it over an artists canvas & hang it on the wall. Great fabric!

Kathy said...

That's what I thought as soon as I saw it. Frame it and make it a focal point of the room. I love the fabric.

knuckstermom said...

OMG Me TOO!!!!!