Saturday, April 4, 2009

What Can You Do With 9 Yards of Fabric?

The answer is...LOTS!
A couple of years ago, my hometown quilt shop, Needles, had a buy 2 yards, get 1 yard free sale (best 4-letter word in the English language), so I came home with 9 yards of this leafy fall fabric (and paid for only 6).

When I bought it, all I had in mind was making a gathered table skirt for my cutting/storage table. Of course that didn't take all 9 yards, so then I made curtains for the basement window,
then an ironing board cover (my wonderful husband had made me a big board),
then a table topper,
then a table runner,
then a sewing stool cushion,
and finally a fabric bowl. All of these items are in my basement sewing studio except for the fabric bowl. After I fill it with something yummy, it will be given to friends later today when we go visit them for dinner.


Jackie said...

Wow, you really got a good "bang for your buck". You really put every bit of that fabric to good use and everything looks fantastic!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, what a deal! I think you did an amazing job of utilizing that beautiful fabric. And if you ever want to change your decor, you can always use the fall fabric for a quilt :-)


Barb said...

WOW great use of a wonderful bargain! Did you enjoy your trip to the Lancaster Quilt Show?

Kelly Jackson said...

9 yards is a lot of fabric!!!! Goes a long way :) tell me how you got your photos to line up next to one another on your blog. Mine still won't do that....but I did get my template repaired....a bit of minor surgery required. No anesthetic however!!

Tropical Screamer said...

Wow. Simply wow.