Wednesday 6 August 2014

How to Wrap a Present for a Quilter

Why use paper?  It will only end up in the bin.

Just have a quick rummage in your stash, and make sure that if you need to do a seam that the stitches are giant sized so they can be unpicked in a trice.

Stick the present into a cloth envelope, and tie it up with a strip fished out of the sewing room rubbish.  The ribbon is the only clue as to what is inside.  The brown cottons were oddments bought in Liverpool about 35 years ago.  I can just about cope with the roses, but the one on the right is particularly hideous.  Yet in the hands of a scrappy quilter, these brown horrors could find their way into something marvellous.

Let's just hope she likes what is inside...


  1. Great idea - I love the fabric on the right so it just goes to show that one quilter's ugly fabric is another quilter's dream. I'm sure your friend will love it.

  2. I love this. I was at my sister-in-law's wedding shower, and she received a gift wrapped in a reusable fabric bag. I wish I'd thought of that sooner!

  3. a couple of years ago, my hubby wrapped my christmas present in CHRISTMAS FABRIC, and taped it like you would paper, i impressed. Not only was the fabric lovely and perfect for my quilting stash..... it was the start of a great thing.

    yes.... the paper just gets thrown's costly and used only once.
    fabric on the other hand.....well..... lets just say there's NO such thing as too much fabric where my quilting room is concerned!!!




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