Another thing I had picked up was a bundle of upholstery and drapery samples at the thrift store. These too just looked too good to pass up. I wondered what on earth I was going to do with them. Eventually I made some potholders.
Well, yesterday inspiration struck:
I turned them into a quilt!
It was so easy. Each upholstery sample was cut in quarters. (I only used three...what to do with the others?) I used four wool strips to frame each one, then sewed them together. There was almost no cutting involved whatsoever because the wool strips were just the right size.
I used some brown flannel I got in the remnants box at Walmart for a border. I had just enough. I also picked up a fleece throw for $2.97 to use for the back. Everything is so heavy it doesn't need any batting in between. This evening I started pinning the backing over the border to bind it. I'll finish up tomorrow. The finished dimensions should be about 58 inches x 48 inches.
I love using up things other people have discarded!