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What To Do With All Those Free Fabric Swatches You See on Here

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I often wonder what you all do with those free fabric swatches you see listed on here. Here’s a great idea and ideal to pass the time during lockdown http://www.taylormadecreatesblog.com/2012/06/mini-fabric-lamps.html

dawarwick
24 days ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis24 days ago

Personally I don't apply for them but I can think of many ways to use them if I were adept with a needle. Quilting and cushion covers.

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sunny101
sunny10124 days ago

When I raised a topic about this a while back I was stunned that the response was so lukewarm. Considering there are so many samples shared and a load of takers, I assumed there would be a sharing of ideas. Not so. Perhaps members just don't want to share their tips.

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k4ren2006
k4ren200624 days ago

I'm a crafter but don't go for them as it's not the type of craft I do but I bet they're super useful for those that sew and make dolls perhaps

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin24 days ago

I build mine up until I have a bag full then I give mine to my aunt, she is very into arts and crafts and doesn't get out much due to her disability so this is something she enjoys doing.

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angelik
angelik24 days ago

I've applied for a few of those samples to use for crafting, they come in handy for various things.

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lilyflower
lilyflower24 days ago

I've applied for a few and have been making 'hearts' for the Covid ward. Some samples are very small, one batch was only 1 inch square. Next do send very good samples.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap24 days ago

I've got a few last one was to patch up sofa but I've used them in sowing fun things for kids

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AlisonBayne
AlisonBayne24 days ago

Nice project, dawarwick. In the past I've used them for applique, patchwork, bunting and repairs but on the whole I found they were often too small to be very useful. I am trying at the moment not to stash any more fabric or wool but work through what I've got. Those lamps are a great idea.

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KrustyKapoor
KrustyKapoor24 days ago

I make little cat nip pillows for my moggies with them 😻

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GSM
GSM24 days ago

Haha thanks for sharing I am going to start to claim them now

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Lynibis
Lynibis9 days ago

I saw something on tv the other night that was a great idea for using these. Wrapping gifts. Wrap with cloth, tie with a ribbon and a super looking pressie and the cloth can be used over and over saving loads of trees!

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