Monday, January 3, 2011

Odds and Ends Mini-Giveaway #1 - loose weave remnant

Welcome to my first Odds and Ends mini-giveaway. 

Those of you who missed my original post on December 12, 2010 can read my "inspiration", "desperation", and/or reasoning behind my giveaways here.  Edited version:  I am continuing to clean my stash and sewing room, and I want to give anyone a chance to use some quilty/non-quilty items I found.  There may be some items that you will pass on, some you will be willing to take a chance on, and some you Sew Want that you can't stand it... Who knows, you may be the only one on the comment list.....

I am going to try to schedule 2 giveaways a month. After today, they will be on the 1st and 15th of each month.  The next one will be on January 15, the following will be February 1, and so on.  Right now I have about 6 or 7 items in my giveaway box and ideas regarding more, usually there will be one item at a time, so that gives you a chance to win something for the next 3 months or so...

Now to the rules...there aren't many. If you want it, just comment, and be sure that I can contact you.  You know the routine regarding contact, no winner.  Non-Responders, you may leave your e-mail address in your comment if you wish, or watch closely and e-mail me quickly.  That's all you have to do.

 In 2 days, on January 5, this giveaway will close at  10:00am CST. As with my last giveaway, my DH will have the honor of drawing a name out of a bowl. Sometime within the next 24 hours, hopefully sooner, I will announce and contact the winner in a new post. You will have only another 24 hours to answer or contact me with your mailing address.  Repeating myself, another winner will be announced if I can't get the mailing address of the first one.   I hope to already have the item packaged and ready to be addressed and mailed.


Pictures first:




I found this in a container of fabric I bought at a resale store in New Hampshire on a lovely trip (another story).  It looks as if it was once the bottom part of a vest or jacket, you can see the shape of the armholes in the first and second picture.  The length of the remnant is approximately 49" and the width varies. There are two side seams and two small pockets.

Picture #2 shows the inside black lining.   I put an 8 1/2" x 24 1/2"  ruler on top so you can sort of get the perspective.  The lining is still attached at the armholes, sides (where buttons and buttonholes are) and along the bottom. 

Picture #3 shows a close-up of one of two pockets, as well as the loose weave of the fabric. The fabric feels as if it would stay together if sewn right.  I call it a loose weave in comparison to cotton you would normally use in quilts. Looking at the underside of the fabric, I cannot see through it, but can see some individual strands.  I tried to get a close up of the weave so you could see it..of course you can click on the picture to see a bigger version.   It was a well made garment at one time.

It was mentioned in an earlier comment of a possibility of a purse being made out of this. 

Good luck and hope this finds a new home.


PS:  You want to see what is coming up on Jan 15th??  Well, here's a hint:

1 comment:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Almost looks like a tumbling block pattern. A purse, small bag - and hey - you have the pockets already! And buttons too.