Using Fabric Remnants in Home Design

Our Wal Mart has a decent fabric section, and I always go through their remnants that have been marked down when the bolts are almost empty.  Recently, I picked up remnants on two different occasions.  First I found the gold colored fabric below, and a week or so later, I bought the print fabric.  Both were priced very reasonably and together were about six or seven dollars.


I knew when I found the print, I would use it to make pillow covers for the sofa and love seat in the family room.  I had forgotten the gold remnant, but when I got home and put the print fabric in my fabric stash, I saw how well they coordinated.
I made a mental note of that, and yesterday, decided to get busy and make my pillow covers.  I decided to use the print for the front, and the gold for the back of the pillows.

First, I ironed the two remnants, so they would be easy to cut.
Next, I measured the 4 pillows for which I wanted to make covers, and gathered my supplies together.


I use my mother's old hoosier cabinet (bottom) to cut out my fabric when I sew.  It's a nice flat surface, and one more scratch to the enamel top won't hurt it.

After I got my fabric cut to size, I sewed them together.  I had a small stack of scraps, and I'll save those for my next rag quilt.


Here are the finished products.  I also had enough fabric to make a runner for the coffee table.





The runner can also be reversed.

For variety, either side of the pillow can be used.



I like the way they look with the slipcovers and that they bring more blue into the room.  I'm still on the lookout for a rug. Hopefully soon!

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