Tuesday, September 18, 2007

HELP! I need YOUR input!!!

I think I've mentioned before that we own a house in a city about an hour from where we live. We haven't put it up for sale because it was such a perfect, comfortable place for the girls to stay when they came home. The furniture has now gone to Wendy's house in Arizona so it's time to sell.
We're having it repainted right now, and misc. repairs/improvements.
I was in the basement last week looking at the treasures that are still on shelves and trying to figure out what to do with them. I pulled open a drawer and... WOW... it was full of Halloween fabric!
I brought it home and washed and dried it. This morning I got up and ironed and folded it.


Now it looks so festive and inviting... and it didn't cost a cent. Well, years ago it did!

But, what can I make with it??
Help! Help! Help!
A few of the pieces are a full yard, some half yards, and a few fat quarters.
I'm feeling so Autumn-like... but today it's supposed to be 85 degrees.
Make today a good one!
Hugs, Joni

15 comments:

Angie said...

85 degrees??!?? At YOUR house? My house maybe. . . but YOUR house?


WOW.

I say make a yo-yo table topper with it. . . or make a PURSE for the month of October! Better yet, a Halloween Goodie "Distributor" bag - no handles required, that you can put your "pass out to the kids" candy in.

. . . or you could send it all to me! LOL!!!

Wanda said...

Because of my fettish for cloth napkins....that's what I would do!!!

Anina said...

You could make a wavy seams Halloween runner. Check out the Pink Chalk Studio blog or my post from 7/23 if you want to see what it looks like. You could also make some placemats and napkins.

Baboona said...

hello!!
you can make lots of things like a toaster and a blender cover or a make-up bags ...
Also you can use a quilt filling and make up a bag that looks like an envelope to store items such as ur sox and other stuff, they are very useful when traveling :)

Rabbit Stitchings said...

How about a quilt like Jeanne made over at Spiral,, a Spider Web Halloween Quilt :O)......Its her Sept. 5th posting and its a great Halloween quilt that all those fabrics you have would mix into wonderful..this is the link to her blog...

http://spiralj2.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

Angie said...

I just realize what your post reminded me of. . . .

I used to work with a girl. She would constantly put her jacket on (we lived in Chicago, remember) and pull out $50 out of the pocket -- or 2 $20s.

I always wanted to borrow her jacket . . .LOL . . .but this reminded me of that.

Can I come to your house, and see what other "treasures" I find? Please? Please?

little dresses said...

Hey girl! Thanks for all your helpful advice! Now it is my turn! I think a quilted wall hanging would be fun, I love having seasonal decorations like that. You could also do a quilted bag, tablecloth or runner. They are all so pretty together I would think anything quilted would be perfect!

Thanks,
Samantha

Michelle said...

What a wonderful surprise! Table runners, place mats, apron, purses? The sky is the limit. Have fun!

Lucy Locket said...

What a treat to find all that "free" fabric!!! I don't know what to suggest you make with it - I'm still feeling red and blue and pinky at the moment - not autumny at all - even though the weather here has very different ideas! I love the neatness of the ironed pile! Lucy x

Kristen said...

HI Joni-

I am new to your blog - but iknow you have popped over to see mine ;)

What a fun discovery to make...I love the idea of a quilted hanging or what about a table runner...or stitch up some simple bags with handles and drop them at a local school/organization that servies lower income families and the kids coul duse them for trick or treating....

just be sure to save a few scraps for decorating the dollhouse!

Kristen

de vliegende koe said...

I’ve read about a Haloween quilt on Tonya’s blog (today’s post) http://lazygalquilting.blogspot.com/
Maybe it inspires you. I’m not familiar with Haloween. How do you celebrate it?

Thimbleanna said...

Woohoo! Lucky you! I love seasonal table runners. Or one of those banners would look cute for Halloween -- I forget what they call them but -- oh wait, I think they call them buntings. Very cute. Or, my all time favorite -- pillowcases. They're easy to make and would be a fun treat to send to the girls for them to put on their beds in Oct. If you had boys, I'd tell you to make Halloween Boxers!

Helen Hancock said...

Look at all these wonderful suggestions. And look at the fabulous array of colours to work with. I vote for an appliqué quilt. But how about how little things for the doll's house of yours???

Nan said...

Now you have all kinds of suggestions for using that treasure you have found, I will be interested to see what you come up with!

You will laugh to hear me say, I just love the way it looks as a pretty, neatly ironed array of colors and fabrics, you couldn't put it past me to actually use it just as it is, neatly arranged in a pretty fall basket, well, if you run out of time, at least you know you can still enjoy the seasonal theme of it that way!

Ms Cool said...

A little late here but...

OMG. Found fabric is better than a found $20 in your jeans.

Make buntings out of it for you and your girls.

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