Sunday, September 18, 2011


I thought it might be time for this particular post. There are so many great uses for FabCopy, and I've only come up with a handful. I'm sure someone out there in blogland will come up with more. If you do and you'd like to share your idea, drop me a line. I'd love to hear the feedback.
FabCopy, in my dictionary, is a paper copy of a piece of fabric, or an old book cover, or an old map, or a piece of needle work. It can be a paper copy of anything you like and might one day find a use for. Maybe you'd like to frame it? Or, as in my case, Mod Podge it to something. If you know and use Mod Podge, you know the possibilities are endless. If you come up with something unique, please, send me a picture. I love seeing what everyone else is doing. With all this said, let's start with my FabCopy file.

I keep my copies in their own individual clear sleeves, in their own binder. Just in the few months since I started this, I've had to move to a larger binder. This first copy started out as an actual quilt block that I purposely made for the FabCopy. Loving quilt blocks, I knew I would find scads of uses for it.

Notice my seams don't match up correctly. All the exact measuring, cutting, and sewing in the world does not mean my seams will match up. Oh well. There are ways around that with FabCopy.
The pieces in the sleeve are the leftovers from my mug. See my post 'Coffee Cup Patchwork' on how I maneuvered the FabCopy to form the pattern.

Another major plus to the FabCopy file is the escalating price of cotton fabric. Actually, it seems any type of fabric is going up in price, and I would hazard a guess it's because more people are sewing either clothes, crafts, quilts- most likely all three. And more. Times have turned to the point where homemade is both satisfying and economical. The word 'functional' should top the list, though.

Here are a few pictures of some cotton prints that I purchased primarily for my quilt. The patterns were interesting enough to copy.

This next copy has potential splashed all over it.

This is a copy of leaves I bought years ago. If I run out of the actual 'fabric' leaves, there's always a copy.

My mother embroidered these pillow cases for me, and they are beautiful, so into the copier it went! Thanks, Mom!!

One day, anything that would fit in the copier got copied. You just never know.

This is a copy of the old journal that holds my great grandmother's and great aunt's recipes. I love it's simple cover.

These are just a few of the copies in my FabCopy file. As new things show up in my life, like an interesting picture, I make a copy. Make a copy of your child's drawing and transfer it onto a Tshirt, or their bedroom curtains. Mod Podge it to their keepsake box or their backpack. There are just so many uses for the FabCopy. I continually find new ways.

FabCopy was developed, by me, to give me another facet of creating. It has done that. In introducing this to you, my reader, I hope to open an outlet for you!

Create. Inspire. Make.