Friday, August 26, 2011

Harvesting Flannel

In her first house, my sister had lovely custom drapes.  She took them with her to her new house hoping they'd work there, but they didn't.   They didn't work at my mama's house either.  Yes, I'm from the South and I say mama.  Eventually, the drapes came to my house where again, they didn't work.  Unlike mama and my sister, I couldn't let them go.  I just knew I'd use them someday, somehow.  Those drapes have hogged my storage space in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky and three houses in South Carolina and I have never used them!

Finally, I found a way.  I disassembled those babies and was rewarded with yards and yards of lovely, high quality flannel that had been used for interlining.  There's plenty for a design wall and lots of other things.  I'll never have to buy flannel again, so long as I want white.  I think now I'll be able to let go and drop the fabric & backing at Goodwill.  I re-used.  I re-purposed.  I am at peace.


Angie said...

That is totally awesome!!! :) I just love to find ways to de-construct and re-construct. :D

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I love this! I love that you repurposed perfectly good flannel. Yay!

Helen in Switzerland said...

That's the way to go...and I think you're right. If those drapes didn't fit in ANY of the houses, then they're never going to fit!!

Quilted Cupcake said...

Great story! Amazed that you kept them through all those moves!

Thanks for linking to my party! Hope to see you there again.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Way to go! I just love this type of thing:
Here's the motto I cross stitched for myself -
Use it up
Wear it out
Make it Do
Do Without