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Making Rag Wreaths

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We're fabric agents by day............and so we always have swatches from one season to the next - shirting fabric to be precise.
And every year my husband tosses them in the trash before the next season starts.
I'd never given it any thought for some reason - until this month - when it dawned on me that it was extremely wasteful to do so.
I grabbed a ton of them - not knowing what on earth I could do with them.
One night while watching reruns of Downton Abbey I took the pile out - along with some embroidery hoops I had from a left over project and made wreaths !
  • making rag wreaths, crafts, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
They're quite small - and too wide
  • making rag wreaths, crafts, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
and so i cut each piece in three strips
  • making rag wreaths, crafts, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
tied them together
  • making rag wreaths, crafts, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
and then simply tied them in nots on the hoop
  • making rag wreaths, crafts, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
I made a few small ones and one large one !
  • making rag wreaths, crafts, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
And there you have it - swatches saved from the landfill LOL !

To see more: http://suzyq-vintagous.blogspot.ca/2015/11/making-rag-wreaths.html

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  • Kim Kilmer
    Kim Kilmer Springfield, MA

    Absolutely lovely. I imagine quilters would also love to get their hands on those pre-cut swatches also!

    • Simply Vintageous...by Suzan

      @Kim Kilmer Thanks SO much Kim - I thought of making a quilt for my new grandson except I know I'll never get around to it LOL xoxo

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