Last month I went to a distribution event of small pieces of designer fabric that are made free to the public. There is an organization called FabMo that takes material samples from furniture stores and upholsterers and recycles the fabric for creative use. It’s better to give it away to interested crafters than to have it go to landfills.

I picked up several pieces and have started thing of ideas of what I’d like to do with them. First, here’s a sample of what I got.

Lovely blues and beiges. These are great neutral colors.

These have some interesting patterns and color combinations.

I really like the ruby-colored fabrics. Combined with a neutral-colored material, that would make something very nice.

These were some kind of Scandinavian colored pattern. Very pretty.

This with the scroll pattern is lovely. The flowers are delicate and in a nice lavender hue.

It’s funny when you realize a yard of this stuff goes for $152, normally. Fancy stuff.

These materials are all Swiss made. They are so soft and also very thin for heavier upholstery fabric.

The pieces are mostly 1 foot by 1.5 feet. They aren’t large pieces, but if you use several ad combine the patterns, colors, and material correctly, I’m sure a project can me made. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these pieces. I have an idea for a hand bag that I want to make for V (and maybe one for me).

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