Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Drop Cloth Projects

I love creating with drop cloths! They are sturdy and affordable, and are a nice neutral that can be used for many projects.


I love that you can throw them in the washing machine and for tough stains or to lighten them they can be bleached. I sewed this pleated drop cloth pillow, above, and added some strips and backing to the denim and whites pillow.

My log cabin denim and whites pillow also uses drop cloth and is a favourite.

Different drop cloth brands can give you a firmer or more relaxed fabric after washing. This pillow was created with a softer nubbier drop cloth. I love the wrinkles it gets.

This drop cloth ruffled runner is on the little cupboard in our entry.
We also have drop cloth curtains in our master bedroom (I hope to finish up that project this summer) and I used drop cloth fabric to create my Cowboy Christmas and Canadiana Christmas garland, Christmas wreath bow, and Christmas tree skirt.  I have other projects planned, and hope to get even more inspiration from Kristin's party! Hope to 'see' you there: BLOCKG PARTY at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.



14 comments:

  1. tablecloth maybe? It think you're on to something.

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  2. LOVE the dropcloth idea! super genius!

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  3. I never would have thought to use them, but you have wonderful ideas. I recently saw that some manufacturers are starting to plaster their names all over them.

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  4. You have made some great things with a dropcloth. I love the pillows!

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  5. Love all of your pillow designs..especially the log cabin. It looks like you have worked with the drop cloths quite a bit...in your opinion could a chair actually be re-upholstered with a drop cloth? I wasn't sure if it was too think...

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  6. Hi Elizabeth,

    Wow, you have done it again! The drop cloth projects look great. I love the look of them washed. It has a more relaxed appeal!!!
    Thanks for dropping by today!!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  7. Got to get me a drop cloth! ... I love the log cabin pillow and the pleats on the plain one. Very inspirational.

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  8. Hello~I too love to use drop cloth to sew with.Your pillows are awesome love the denim for sure.Do you sell them? ~Cheers Kim

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  9. I just took your home tour, beautiful.You have great style~Cheers Kim

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  10. I love the drop cloth table runner, just beautiful. I drenched our burlap runner in red wine last week and it's not salvageable. I can't wait to try and make this. The ruffles are divine!

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  11. Wow!! I am loving everything you made!

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  12. I made a curtain for my patio this week out of a drop cloth. You can see it here:
    http://rindymae.blogspot.com/2011/06/10-minute-patio-curtain.html
    I'm super excited to get some more and play around with them, now that I know how easy they are to work with. The pillow covers are a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Love your pillow, so pretty :)
    Thanks for linking up :)
    XO
    Kristin
    my uncommonsliceofsuburbia
    (blogger won't let me sign in)

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