Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Moda to the rescue

The other day, DH came to me with an item that he needed to repair. "Do you have a piece of strapping that would fit this strap?" he asks. Into my stash I look and pull out different pieces of strapping. Nope, too wide and too thick or too narrow and too thin. Nothing worked and I would have to make a trip to Fabricland to see what they had in stock.
Then, I remembered the ribbon that Moda uses for wrapping their bundles of FQ's and Jelly Rolls and I had just received a shipment from Hancocks of Paducah last week. In that shipment was a bundle of Aviary FQ's and a Nostalgia Jelly Roll and THE ribbons that tied them together. Would they fit?

Yes! A perfect fit!

This is what DH needed the strap for. Now, his pool cover thingy works well and there is enough of the Moda strap left over for a few more repairs. When we run out, well, I can just buy some more FQ's or Jelly Rolls or put out a SOS to fellow bloggers to send me their strapping.
So, you just never know when something can come in handy and be recycled.
Cost to repair: $0.00 Priceless!
Have a great day!

16 comments:

Annette said...

I love it!! Thanks for brightening my day.

Marilyn R said...

Can't have a better reason for buying fabric then that! *G*

onlymehere said...

What a genius you are! Perfect solution and it looks nice too! Cindy

Karen said...

Darn, I think I have thrown mine away. Now I know to save them.

Barb said...

How clever....

Janet said...

what a great idea and fashionable too.

Jennifer said...

Clever idea! when he needs more webbing you will just have to buy more fabric - can't lose here.

Coleen said...

A great idea....and I was saving them just because I thought they were pretty!

Guðrún said...

This is great :)

Pam said...

I love that idea! Very stylish too -LOL. I use that stuff for all kinds of things - it is a great quality. I get the that as well from the Fat Quarter Shop and it is the same size and strength as well. One thing I do with it is sew it to the end on the inside of narrow pieces that I need to turn right side out after stitched together. Works great.

Carrie P. said...

Genius!! I keep all my ribbons too.

*karendianne. said...

I read this and though "how clever is that!" I smiled. I keep mine but I don't know why. They just pile up. Someday I'm convinced they'll be useful. Perhaps not as useful as yours were here but still...

MARCIE said...

And won't that put a smile on your face every time you see MODA holding your pool cover! Cute!

W. Latane Barton said...

A quilter to the rescue!!

Helen said...

Tee, hee! what a great solution.

julieQ said...

Perfect! What a perfect idea, and great way to re-purpose those ties.