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maverick
09-11-2008, 09:17 PM
this may sound crazy, but i would love to see the scrap pieces taken, cut into about 3" squares (or see what size works/looks right), and stitched together like a quilt. the color of a given square should compliment the colors of adjoining squares if possible.

now, let's take that quilt we just made and use it in making a bag! maybe this quilt could serve as the flap on a cafe bag. maybe it could be the fabric for the outside pocket of the utility tote. maybe it could be used for making the diaper changing pad that i still hope tom bihn will release!

what do you think?

maverick

backpack
09-12-2008, 10:40 PM
I think that the leftovers from bag making is already used for pouches, (genius idea by the way).

I like the idea of the diaper changing pad or an even bigger piece of multi fabrics on one side and waterproof on the other side.

It would be great
To protect "seats" from getting wet on public, transit systems, train stations or airports outside benches.

To use on one's lap when one is eating in a car or other mode of transport, (not while driving or cycling) ;)


To use as a protective layer for crafts projects, in a multi craft environment, with children or klutzy people.

A knitter doesn't want to think of hot glue or hands freshly dipped in paint messing up an almost finish project.
A scrapbooker could use it to gather items used on a page if needing to get out in a hurry.
A calligrapher can use itfor ink bottles, to protect the working surface from ink drops or even the occasional but disastrous ink bottle spill.
That surface would be welcome with anything involving glitter and your family member precious antique table.


It can also be used for pets impromptu meals or drink time anywhere.

The possibilities are endless...

Thanks maverick :)

maverick
09-13-2008, 01:26 PM
excellent ideas backpack!

darcy, tom, what do you think?

:)

timothy
09-14-2008, 10:27 PM
Juggling balls. Multi-colored juggling balls. (Is the term "mufti"?)

I have a set, a conference freebie, with which this year I finally learned to juggle -- already falling apart. I'm sure T. Bihn could make more durable juggling balls! Could be cleverly packaged / tagged, too, a cool promo item.

timothy

yarnopfile
09-15-2008, 08:38 PM
how about using scraps as contrasting small inside pockets--I like having a little surprise in the bag. I bet some bags would probably look good with a contrasting pocket on the outside, too.

How about a miniature bag for a keychain?

A shoe pocket for running?

coasters/placemats/hotpads?...just the start of an entire line of home accents :)

pet beds?

backpack
09-17-2008, 09:02 PM
how about using scraps as contrasting small inside pockets--I like having a little surprise in the bag. I bet some bags would probably look good with a contrasting pocket on the outside, too.

How about a miniature bag for a keychain?

A shoe pocket for running?

coasters/placemats/hotpads?...just the start of an entire line of home accents :)

pet beds?


A miniature replica of the most popular TB bags as keychains would be sooo
nice.

Oh I can't wait!


Now the "surprise color contrasting pocket" is not for me

but the line of home accents and the pet beds! Bring it on!

timothy
09-18-2008, 10:35 AM
"A miniature replica of the most popular TB bags as keychains would be sooo
nice."

Indeed! I echo this, and louder. Excellent idea.

timothy

timothy
09-20-2008, 03:23 PM
April Fool's day idea: Tom Bihn car covers (better yet, SUV covers), woven from thousands of scraps. Sold only in conjunction with easy-credit extra-credit carbon-credit credit.

More serious idea: Tom Bihn keyfobs -- this is something I could really use. I'm an expert at causing my pants to develop little stress holes, and though they really seem about as easy to pin down as yeti, I think carrying keys around is at least part of it. (Sometimes, when I'm carrying a bag, I clip keys to the key-clip provided, but ... I then keep pawing to make sure they're still attached, and feel safer with them either in my pocket or on a 'biner attached to a beltloop.) A mini-wallet with retention-strap sized for 3-5 keys would probably go a long way toward saving my pants.

timothy

backpack
09-20-2008, 07:06 PM
April Fool's day idea: Tom Bihn car covers (better yet, SUV covers), woven from thousands of scraps. Sold only in conjunction with easy-credit extra-credit carbon-credit credit.

More serious idea: Tom Bihn keyfobs -- this is something I could really use. I'm an expert at causing my pants to develop little stress holes, and though they really seem about as easy to pin down as yeti, I think carrying keys around is at least part of it. (Sometimes, when I'm carrying a bag, I clip keys to the key-clip provided, but ... I then keep pawing to make sure they're still attached, and feel safer with them either in my pocket or on a 'biner attached to a beltloop.) A mini-wallet with retention-strap sized for 3-5 keys would probably go a long way toward saving my pants.

timothy

I use a Small Organizer Pouch in all fabric to hold my keys.