01 August, 2016

It's A Wrap



"Summer Breeze", completed earlier this month, is ready for gifting. I went to the store yesterday intending to buy a gift bag for presenting the gift. I didn't like any of the available offerings and changed my mind about purchasing a gift bag at all. I came home empty handed. I looked at the quilt, neatly folded and thought: "how can I wrap you?"  Then it dawned on me-- Summer Breeze needed a pillowcase of its own!  I had scraps left over. This afternoon I stitched up the perfect, at least to my thinking, gift bag! Not only is it useful, but it matches and can be the ideal storage container when the quilt isn't in use. I believe this impromptu wrapping idea to be the most excellent complement to a quilt gift. I have a feeling this won't be my last.
It's a wrap~
Life is Good!

8 comments:

rondiquilts said...

Love your plan. Recently I've been of the notion to be better about reduce, reuse, recycle. I just this weekend changed out my dresser for a dresser that I inherited from my Grandmother. I needed some drawer liner and went to WM to get some. I couldn't find any that I liked for the money. So I thought I'd go to the stationary dept and get some wrapping paper and use that. Then another thought occurred! I have a huge cache of paper (that I love) at home. I went and pulled out a roll of paper that I loved, out of my own stash. I was so proud of myself!

Rondi

Ramona said...

What a great idea! I have used fabric to wrap gifts before, but have never made a pillow case in which to store a quilt. I may borrow your idea from now on when gifting quilts.

Little Penpen said...

How perfectly wrapped! This is the best idea, for sure. So pretty.

Sherrill said...

Beautiful and great way to wrap it. LOVE homemade pillowcases!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Brilliant!

cityquilter grace said...

excellent and frugal idea...perfect! vic sent me a homemade pillowcase for my birthday..they are wonderful gifts!

Tanya said...

Such a great idea! And another pillowcase always comes in handy.

Charleen said...

What a great idea!!