one of the things I purchased were a dozen fabric sample sets. These were 25 cents each!
there is only one problem using these, they have a stiff paper backing. A machine needle will go through them but hand sewing is a different issue.
I tried two methods of removing the backing - and if you have a stack of these you might already be doing this - or this will be a great tip!
First method: water soaking
well, it worked but it was way too tedious and messy.
So I on another piece I placed my hot iron on the paper and gave it a steam shot:
That worked perfectly, the paper lifted right off!!
Here is a block going in a swap for "Fall" it is all ready for stitching and embellishing
It is a mix of the upholstery fabrics and cotton.
Here is the stash to go on it
I'll have this done in a week or so and I'll post the block. I know my "tip" might be old new to some, but If I had known how easy it was to take the backing off, I might have purchased more samples!
Have a great day and put something beautiful of yourself into it!