What do you do with lots of pieces of assorted fabrics
that are given to you?
Make fabric collages.
I have been having more fun making these.
Copyright free photos are the focal point.
and I always add a quote.
Vintage buttons and embellishments are used also.
I make them anywhere from 8" by 10" to 16" by 20".
Here are some with a beach theme.
"Don't wait for your ship to come in.
Swim out to it."
"You can comb the sands or lie in the sun,
the choice is yours, as long as it's fun!"
"A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation
on a sun drenched beach, and does not send a card."
"Live in the sunshine,
Swim the sea,
Drink the wild air."
Each one has raw edges on each fabric layer.
Denim or some similar heavy fabric is used on the back
to stiffen the piece, so it hangs nicely.
It is added last, to cover up all the stitching that was done.
Then I stitch a hanger on the back,
and it's ready.
You can stiffen it further by adding
spray starch to the back.
Makes great gifts.
Savor the Day!