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Date: 8/9/13 2:02 PM

Yes, it's my own fault. I did not read further than "95% Rayon/5% Lycra" and it was $1. In three colors. So I bought 4 yards of each (intending to send 2 yards of each to my mom).

I did not read "chenille".
I did not read "raised, looped stripes".
I assumedthat it was like a light/dark texture or opaque/sheer.

Now I have 12 yards. It is ugly. It is really, really ugly. I don't really muslin knits ever (just go by the bust/waist/hip finished measurements).

Any suggestions for how to make use of a TON of fabric that I hate?


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Date: 8/9/13 2:07 PM

I make dog beds .. but you can also donate it to your local high school or such.
Word of advise here. Get RID of it. or it will just irritate you everytime you look at it..

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Date: 8/9/13 2:09 PM

I have some chenille sweaters, so i'm thinking maybe...

Make some basic knit tops/tunics (maybe even in a few sizes) to donate to charity. You can learn the techniques and/or muslin the pattern without planning on keeping it for yourself.

Or fun/funky slipper socks?

Throws, pillow covers, caps, or scarves could also be the same. And you could even try color blocking some of them!

And if you do like it (as a finished item), you can always keep one for yourself. Or keep on hand for gag gifts/white elephant exchanges? If you donate them, you can write it off on your taxes (calculate the value to include the cost of fabric plus your time).

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Date: 8/9/13 2:11 PM

I agree with poorpigling. I save all my knit scraps and make them in to very soft pet beds to donate. Not sure about the Rayon for a pet bed cover but local ASG is another thought. Been there done it. I'm guessing you didn't buy it from Fabric.com.

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Date: 8/9/13 2:15 PM

Donate it to the nearest charity shop. It will be out of your life and someone else may think it is the coolest stuff ever.

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Date: 8/9/13 2:22 PM

I suggest matching jammies & robes for all in the house.... then just add popcorn and a movie/DVD and make an evening, night, or weekend you'll all remember :)

I make dog beds :)

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Date: 8/9/13 2:27 PM

I knew I would get great advice and blow off some steam here! :)

I have no pet gene. I don't hate pets...I just am apathetic towards animals and pets. I'd never make dog beds.

No Laurie! LOL! I got it from Fabric Mart!

I think I'm with the 'give it away' notion. I looked it at no less than a dozen times in disgust in a span of 30 minutes. And then buried it in the bottom of a box beneath my pretty coating fabric.

Aprilla, I thought about making PJ's/lounge tops/lounge pants...but it's the visceral reaction to just LOOKING at it that makes me think...that probably won't happen!

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Date: 8/9/13 2:33 PM

Send it to PoorPigling to cover her plants this winter- she has a whole shed for storing fabric.

Seriously, your time is worth - how many dollars per hour. The fabric costs x dollars. You've surely groaned about for y hours. X times y doesn't add up to the value of your time. Ditch it.

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Date: 8/9/13 3:06 PM

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Send it to PoorPigling to cover her plants this winter- she has a whole shed for storing fabric.



Seriously, your time is worth - how many dollars per hour. The fabric costs x dollars. You've surely groaned about for y hours. X times y doesn't add up to the value of your time. Ditch it.



It's totally $12 worth of fabric and not worth the energy! You're spot on!

Are you visiting MN PoorPigling?!? :)

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Date: 8/9/13 3:13 PM

I wanted the dark emerald green stripe, but they were sold out. I don't think it's really ugly, however, you do, and that's all that counts. Maybe you'll change your mind in the next couple of days. Hold it up to yourself in front of a mirror. Visualize a cowl neck top/sweater. I've never sewn with that stuff, so have no idea how hard it is to work with.....I think it's really stretchy and heavy, isn't it? If it wouldn't cost a fortune to mail, I'd buy 4 yards of the dark emerald green stripe from you. Have no idea what I'd do with it though.....cowl neck is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment.

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