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Panels, Panels, Panels

Posted by Tasha Jo on

A couple of weeks ago Twisted Needle Textiles had a mega sale on mystery panel packs in order to clear out space.  With such an amazing deal on these panels, people started asking for suggestions on how to use them.  Well here are a few ideas to get you started.

Pillows and Blankets

While one might lean towards the woven fabric base for making pillows, the one pictured below is actually made from cotton lycra!  The coordinating blanket is an adult size panel on the minky fabric base.  How fun would it be to make an entire custom bedding set by adding sheets made from the woven base?

Here is another throw pillow with added colorblocking and piping accents.  A great way to use up remnant pieces from other projects.

Bags and wallets

There are a variety of patterns out there sized to accomodate panels of nearly any size.  From backpacks to tote bags to clutches, there are so many fun ways to showcase a panel.  Best choice for these would be woven or canvas, however you could apply a heavyweight interfacing like TNT fusion to cotton lycra or french terry and stabilize it enough to use for a bag or wallet. 

Drink Koozies

This is such a creative way to use up those baby size panels if you don't have any little ones to sew for.

Leggings, Joggers, or Shorts

Another great way to express yourself creatively.  I've seen a variety of fabric bases including double brushed poly, fluff, and athletic poly to name a few.  It's so awesome seeing how great a panel looks when showcased this way.



Have a piece of furniture that needs new life?  Cover it with a fabric panel.  This artist used a woven panel and epoxy to upcycle an old side table. 

What are some ways that you have used a fabric panel?  Be sure to share you ideas in the Facebook groups for Twisted Needle Textiles and Mini Me's by TNT.

Currently TNT offers fabric panels in three different sizes:  adult, youth, and baby and measure as follows:

Adult Panel Size 29"x36" 

Youth Panel Size 19"x24"

Baby Panel Size 12"x14"



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