Fabric Swatches

Inspired by the fabric swatches on the PurlBee, among others, I started putting this decorating project together months ago. This weekend I decided to finally wrap it up. I already had a few vintage embroidery hoops but thought I needed more. I went to JoAnns but they only had brightly colored plastic ones. So, I headed over to Michaels and picked up a variety of wooded hoops. They were all priced for one dollar plus some change. They were cheaper than I had expected meaning I bought more than planned. However, I probably wouldn't use them for actual embroidery because I would be a concerned that the hoop would break with frequent use.
To put these together, I just hooped the fabric and cut it close to the edge. Then hung the hoops on thumbtacks. I may need to do some more rearranging or add some more hoops to get the balance of the composition just right.


  1. Very pretty! I've been wanting to do these for a while.

  2. Wow, that is a really neat idea! I really like it.

  3. That looks so cute! It would look great in my craft area. I must have missed that on the Purl Bee site. Thanks for showing it. Yours look great!

  4. love it...i have been wanting to do this for a while as well (i have a print out hanging on my inspiration board)! i love it!!!


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