A couple months ago at one of my quilt group meetings, we decided instead of exchanging traditional presents at our Christmas meeting, we would bring a piece of "ugly" fabric to our meeting in October. You know the fabric I'm talking about-that piece that has been sitting in your stash for years and just gets passed over every time you start a new project.
Each of us put our fabric inside a brown paper bag and at the meeting we took turns picking up a brown bag to take home. The rules of the exchange were simple: Take the "ugly" fabric you get in your bag and use it to make something beautiful. Then bring it back wrapped for our Christmas meeting and give it back to its original owner. So here are the results from that exchange. I can't believe how creative everyone was and how fun it was to watch as each person opened her gift.
I personally thought the fabric I ended up with was actually very cute, so I had no problem putting it together with other fabric to create these little fabric organizers. Her "ugly" fabric was the orange with white dot. I got my idea from Pink Pinguin where she has an easy tutorial.
Here are the other projects/gifts:
With this coin purse, the ugly fabric is the lining inside.
This scarf was my gift. She turned my ugly fabric into this cute scarf making it into a double sided chenille. How creative is that!
We had so much fun with this exchange, it might become our annual tradition!