Why not use this super-simple sewing technique for any of the following?:
- throw pillows
- pillow shams
- smaller pieces to frame and hang
- table runners
- table centerpieces
- plant coasters
- shower curtains (only to be used w/ vinyl liner)
- rugs (w/ slip-guard material underneath)
- window curtains
You could even make some clothing (vests, maybe) in the rag-quilted style! But maybe that's taking things a little too far. . . ;o)
I recently rearranged my houseplants, consolidating them and moving them from the windowsill to a three-tiered display ladder. In less time than it took to repot my plants, I whipped up a few runner-style plant coasters to go under my little collection of succulents-- to catch small splashes of water and just generally provide a little protection for the wooden display.
They were a snap to make with a few scraps of fabric and the trusty rag-quilting technique, and they would have taken even less time if I'd gone for a more streamlined design and left off the decorative patches I added to the top.
For individual potted plants on a windowsill, simply make a plain coaster (see previous entry for instructions).
For a table runner (for plants or whatever on a larger-scale table), just increase the size of your pattern. Start with larger pieces of fabric, or jig-saw together smaller scraps for a truly raggedy look.
And-- as always-- there's no reason you have to limit yourself to blue jeans. Experiment with unusually colored denim or move to a completely different fabric, such as flannel or cotton.
There are so many possibilities!