Friday, August 28, 2009

have a cuppa

Have you seen these travel mugs? You're able to put pictures or kids' artwork inside them. I picked one up last winter wanting to put some of my favorite fabric in it.
Prints like these:

Problem is - fabric is thicker than paper and not very stiff. It definitely doesn't want to go into the very narrow space of that travel mug. Starch didn't work. Interfacing would make it thicker. The solution finally hit me a few weeks ago - color copies of the fabric:

Three of my favorite feedsacks are on the left. The fabric on the right is a Japanese print given to me by Jan. I think some of my liberty fat quarters would be great for this too. You can't see it in the picture, but the copier (just our HP home printer) even picks up some of the fabric's texture. The colors aren't exact though and the very nice texture of the Japanese print showed up the least. However, I think they're a great representation of the originals.

How could I not smile drinking my coffee out of that? I wonder how I can get the string quilt on the copier...
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6 comments:

Ree said...

Wow! I love the second fabric from the left.

Stephanie said...

oh my gosh, you're brilliant. I love when those moments of inspiration hit.

Poppy Buxom said...

You are a GENIUS! Seriously. If I ever drive off a bridge, you'll rescue me with your embroidery scissors, a hot glue gun, and some bias tape.

Poppy Buxom said...

OH!!! And I could totally do this with Lilly! :D

Trish said...

And, you still have the fabric for another project! Love the Japanese print!

MsCellania said...

Very clever, my dear.