Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fat Quarters Aren’t Just For Quilting!

I’m not a quilter, but I can’t keep myself out of the quilting fabric. I especially love “fat quarters”….they’re about 18”x18” pieces of the same fabrics you can buy by the yard. They’re also a perfect size to wrap a wine bottle.
Starting this week, the first wave of my son’s friends  leave for college. We were stopping by one goodbye party and I was trying to think of how to wrap a bottle of wine and didn’t quite have time to make a wine bag. Fat quarter to rescue! I just placed the bottle in the middle, gathered up the edges wrapped a rubber band around the neck and finished off with some ribbon!
The tag is one I had on hand for just such an occasion (it was really a card and I cut along the score line to have twice as many tags and embellished with some paper scraps, KandCo scrapbook borders etc.) I just threaded some of the same ribbon through the holes in it and tied to the bottle.
I also wanted to bring some cupcakes but with everyone so busy didn’t want to worry about getting a container back etc. Enter aluminum pans from Dollar Tree along with a plain white flour sack towel from the same. The hostess can use these for something else and not have to worry about returning.
The paper flags I simply made using my Printshop Deluxe Program and printed on a patterened scrapbook paper in the Freshman’s school colors.
And I’m still using up the edible gold glitter stars I bought for my son’s graduation which seems like an eternity ago and now they’re all leaving for college! YIKES! Maybe I should have bought two bottles of wine.
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Christine said...

I love those quarters too! Every so often they find their way into my cart...hmmmm. What an outstanding use for the fabric. I love your tag too. Time is flying by--yikes!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a great idea! Thank you for the info! The cupcake flags are darling!


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Cute ideas, Carol! I love using the fat quarter to wrap the bottle. Those cupcake toppers are adorable, too!

lindalou said...

Such lovely touches and detail.

I'm counting down the days to my boy heads back to college. It's getting time.

Our Hopeful Home said...

You're a genuis! It's a gift to be able to find justifiable uses for our "I love it so I have to have it purchases" ~ and this is a great one! And as for the wine, red or white?


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

What a great presentation! I love it. The cupcakes are darling.
Thinking about you as you go through this transition. :)

Unknown said...

Cute idea! I love it!!

Jan Hennings said...

What a great idea and so classy!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Clever ideas! The results are so classy- great packaging makes every gift seem like a million bucks!

Michelle said...

Both of these ideas are awesome! I really am loving cupcakes these days. Not baking them, mind you, just decorating them with fun papers and topper. Plus the wine bottle fat qtr with the tag is so great. Thanks so much for sharing.

I do not mean to be a "no reply" blogger but I think I am set up that way. I need to look into how to change it. Anyway, I would love it if you would stop by our blog. I also did a cupcake idea.


Jenn Erickson said...

Such a clever way to use a Fat Quarter! Love it! What a lucky hostess. Your cupcake flags came out awesome too!