Re-inventing Myself

Re-inventing Myself
Returning visitors may notice something odd about this blog: the name has changed from Creative Folk Quilting to Quilt Sew Chic. Every attempt is still being made to creatively quilt, but I also find many projects aren't strictly "quilts". As always, I will be passing along creative projects as well as occasional sewing tips and other information gleaned from the old trial and error method.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Re-purpose Your Fabric


Just wanted to pass along this tip, in case there are folks who haven't had this experience. I am making a wall quilt and needed a purple fabric, one with not too much red or too much blue in it. I ruffled through all the candidates in my stash and nothing seemed just right, except this piece with the gold metallic stars on it. Can't remember where or why I picked this up and never seem to have the project that wants it with the gold stars shining away, wanting attention. Voila! I turned it to the reverse side and there hides a perfectly suitable, hand-dye look that I did use in my quilt. Moral: always check the back sides of candidate fabrics when auditioning!

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