Too beautiful to cut..

There are some fabrics in my collection that I know I will struggle to take a pair of scissors to.. They’re so beautiful in themselves that, paradoxically it’s difficult to find a good way to show them off. But help is at hand, and I’ve been pinning some ideas over on my For the Home board on Pinterest. Here are some of my favourites:

Fabric panels on wall from Bella Dia

Fabric panels grouped together from Bella Dia, complete with a ‘How to’ if you want to have a go.

fabric hoop bulletin board

Fabric covered embroidery hoops backed with cork to make pinboards.

This photo is by kelee81 on Flickr, and here’s a tutorial on how to make one of these¬†for yourself.

And my favourite…

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits from Purl Bee

This gorgeous display of Liberty fabrics is from the Purl Bee blog, complete with instructions on how to create your own.

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9 responses to “Too beautiful to cut..

  1. When we first moved into our flat, I used the Purl Bee idea to brighten up my craft room. Had to take the fabric down once we filled the place with dust, but it was nice while it lasted!

    The cork board idea is a brilliant one. I’m definitely going to have to do that in my new craft room once I have one. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the randomness of the last wall photo. I struggle to cut up some of my fabric and it’s not even new so it must be extra difficult when it is!

  3. Just been looking at embroidery hoops to make a pin board… what is the biggest size one can get? I only found them in size up to 12″

  4. Oh i totally know what you mean… i have a few fabrics i just keep looking at but wouldn’t cut… now i may know another way to keep looking at them! Fab! Thanks for the great idea!

  5. These are all so fab aren’t they? I’ve had the last one pinned for sometime, just in case I ever have a wall worthy of putting something like that on lol

  6. Great ideas – thanks for sharing!

  7. What fantastic ideas. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who finds it difficult to cut up my favourite fabrics. I find myself lovingly poring over them, something like a cross between Fagin and Gollum! :o)

  8. Handbagsbyhelen

    What a fab blog post. Need to ake myself a pinboard so may head over to the tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration and the lovely pictures

  9. Well hello from MsKRS’ Pink Stitches….btw, love the idea! :D

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