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disneysnowflake
03-11-2006, 04:07 PM
I just saw those fabric Disney panels at WalMart this morning.

It was neat to see Toy Story and such instead of just princess items. The princess ones were cute though.

It says you can use them on shirts, tote bags, etc. It's just a piece of fabric with a Disney movie image printed on it.

Has anyone used these? I was interested in seeing what people have done with these.

PaulaSue
03-11-2006, 05:43 PM
Not excatly what you are looking for, but years ago I made a mermaid pillow case and tot-sized blanknet for my oldest DD's 3rd B-day. Total hit and she still uses it almost every night 4 1/2 years later. :teeth: Very easy with the panels. :thumbsup2

hopemax
03-11-2006, 07:09 PM
My mom made me some pillows out of the patriotic Mickey fabric from a few years ago.

HunnyPots
03-11-2006, 11:01 PM
Yeah, I saw those too and I was wondering what to do with them. Maybe I'll try something when they go on clearance, as I thought $6.87 was pretty pricey for one small piece of fabric.

idofabric
04-02-2006, 11:44 AM
Glad I looked so far back for this thread. I also wondered if anyone had seen these! They cost almost $8 at our local WalMart! I figured that at 7 1/2 in square this would work out to of 30 them to a little more then a yard of fabric,( 6 panels across = 45 in wide x 5 panels down = 37 1/2 in long)! This seemed totally excessive in cost, even for a Disney item! That would be $8 x 30 = $240 a yard!!! Even if they were priced wrong at our WalMart and should only be $6 x 30= $180 per yard!!
Unless my math is all screwy, which it could be...
Either way I think that is a little pricey for cotton printed fabric... and I have a lot of fabric! My studio is about 17 x 20 feet and packed to the ceiling with shelf units of fabric... and I have no problem with $300 a yard lace for a wedding gown!

So having ranted all this... I did plan a quilt using the Princess ones.... and I think I can get away with only 9 of the designs... so that will be....still way to much money!

But if they go down to $5 each or under I will be grabbing all that I can afford at that time.

I will use them for-
quilts
topstitched to T shirts with the edges beaded/ trimed with rick rack
purses, bags, backpacks, makeup pouches....
pillow cases (bed pillow), Tink would be the "Tooth Fairy"
Christmas stocking
covering scrapbooks
jacket backs, like the T shirts....
framed as wall art after embelishing with stuff
a few as a border for curtains to go with the quilt...
placemats
at each corner of a tablecloth
Think thats all for now...

PixieDust32
04-02-2006, 02:57 PM
Yes, I love them, but to expensive for me :(

Downrivermama
04-02-2006, 09:31 PM
I saw them the other night too, but didn't get them. I really didn't know what to make with it. Was at JoAnn's today and got the no sew fleece pillow on sale for 9.99 and got the Tink. It makes a 27"x 27" , I thought that was reasonable.

reinita1002
04-02-2006, 09:35 PM
hmmmm thats weird because I just payed exactly 3.96 for a yard of tinkerbell fabric that includes two pilliows and a throw. (I think thats what you call it)

PixieDust32
04-02-2006, 11:38 PM
hmmmm thats weird because I just payed exactly 3.96 for a yard of tinkerbell fabric that includes two pilliows and a throw. (I think thats what you call it)


3.96 per yard of fabric? Or a pack of fabric with the pillows and throw already made?
:confused3 Sorry no comprende.

idofabric
04-03-2006, 06:42 AM
I have seen Disney fabric for under $4 a yard at WalMart, JoAnnes, and at least one other store. Most of it was not of the best quality, loose weave, not %100 cotton/ or really cheap poly-cotton blend. And some had blurry printing or not attractive colorways. BUT I have also seen the same price Disney cotton that was good...
Never found anything like the small squares till the other day!
Sure hope they do go on sale! And then they have the ones I want to use for my DNiece's quilt and window valance... other wise I am gonna be doing a lot of applique , or fabric painting/printing!

dustysky
04-03-2006, 06:50 AM
looks like ill be heading to walmart after school today. Are the squars a good size to make t-shirt applicays?

idofabric
04-03-2006, 07:00 AM
I think that would be a good use for them. The package says 100% cotton. And a 7 1/2 in square. You could fuse them down and then sew around them. And then use beads on the edge or in the design. That is one of the things I would like to do.... And that your local WalMart has them. Not all of the ones in this area has them yet. And I saw the first post was 2 weeks ago.

reinita1002
04-03-2006, 03:17 PM
yeah 3.96 per yard. The yard that I got included those things. Sorry for the confusion! :)

reinita1002
04-03-2006, 03:19 PM
3.96 per yard of fabric? Or a pack of fabric with the pillows and throw already made?
:confused3 Sorry no comprende.

yeah 3.96 per yard. The yard that I got included those things. Sorry for the confusion! :)

PixieDust32
04-03-2006, 04:37 PM
yeah 3.96 per yard. The yard that I got included those things. Sorry for the confusion! :)

OK! Thanks :thumbsup2

we3disneygo
04-15-2006, 07:55 AM
:thumbsup2 our Hobby Lobby had some disney cotton fabric on the mark down racks 1.00 or 2.00 a yard.

PixieDust32
04-15-2006, 09:12 PM
:thumbsup2 our Hobby Lobby had some disney cotton fabric on the mark down racks 1.00 or 2.00 a yard.


Yes!! I got DD the Cinderella pannel it was $1.00 a yard, so I made her two pillows ( 2 pannels per yard) and I am working on a comforter with a different cinderella pannels and other cindrella fabric, my local HL has a few cinderlla's fabrics.
They also have Lizzie McGuire, I made pillows also, $1.00 a yard, Tinkerbell, was $1.50 per yard.

Greenepona
04-30-2006, 10:52 AM
I made a pillow from the Sleeping Beauty Panel...
Front (https://publish.comcast.net/wsb-cgi-bin/view.cgi/photo.html?wsbID=1267595&SiteID=2768947)
Back (https://publish.comcast.net/wsb-cgi-bin/view.cgi/photo.html?wsbID=1267595&SiteID=2768948)

lemme know what you think!

dustysky
04-30-2006, 12:11 PM
I made a pillow from the Sleeping Beauty Panel...
Front (https://publish.comcast.net/wsb-cgi-bin/view.cgi/photo.html?wsbID=1267595&SiteID=2768947)
Back (https://publish.comcast.net/wsb-cgi-bin/view.cgi/photo.html?wsbID=1267595&SiteID=2768948)

lemme know what you think!

Your links bring me to the comcast home page

Greenepona
04-30-2006, 02:35 PM
sorry! comcast is dumb. try This (front) (http://home.comcast.net/~alexibeauty/sleepingbeautypillowfront.jpg)
and This (Back) (http://home.comcast.net/~alexibeauty/sleepingbeautypillowback.jpg)

PixieDust32
04-30-2006, 04:23 PM
WOW! Very nice. Where did you get the directions?
Thanks

Greenepona
04-30-2006, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the compliment!!!! :maleficen :yay:

I didnt have any. I made it up on my own.... I can write them down if you would like.....

:wizard:

Marseeya
05-01-2006, 01:49 PM
I like that pillow! Is this something you could do on the front of a tee shirt?

Could someone tell me (in plain English, as I'm very crafty-challenged :teeth: ) how I could put those on tee shirts?

idofabric
05-01-2006, 03:15 PM
Well I don't know exactly how Greenepona did it, but I can tell you how I have done it on several things...

It looked like she used "D" rings, which you can get at WalMart, a craft store or fabric store. Just make sure the width of the rings are as wide as the ribbon you want to use... And they are called D rings cause thats what they look like....

Deside where you want the lacing to be. Under the bust from slightly off bust point on each side.... bust point is , hum center bust(nipple) to center bust...
I usually go about where the bottom of a bra would hit as it suports the bra cups, unless this is for a kid wo a bust...
Fold the T shirt so you have a center line, and press it. This is so you can space the D rings out from the center on each side. Or the back...or both...

Now that you have a fold down the front and back that has been ironed in, fold the shirt up to where you want to the first set of D rings to be under the bust( if they are on the front), and use the center ironed line to make sure that the line Horizonal line is balanced... think of folding a peice of paper long way and then un fold and then folding it up so that you have sectioned it in 4
Neck top
____________________ Sleeve area..
`D l l l D
l l l D rings on this side should face into the
D l l l D shirt
l l l
D l---------- l-----------l D this illist. might not turn out, i have done it
l l l twice now!
D l l l D
l l l
D l l l D
l_________ l_________l
Bottom of the shirt.

I hope this is a little clearer... You can use small piece of the ribbon to wrap the D rings and then sew them on using the ribbon/D ring so that it is more finished looking.
___
l__D Sorry, I can't make this clearer! use only a 2-3 inch piece of ribbon and tuck the raw unfinished ends together inside the loop formed around the D ring. Stitch on the edge as close to the D ring as you can, so it won't slide around! You don't have to wrap ribbon around the D ring, but they have an opening and it will look neater and more professional if you do, be more comfy to wear, and look a lot better.

Once you have the D rings sewn down you can then lace them together to so they look like the pillow back...

Hope this is not to confusing.. if you want more info there are several sites you can Google or PM me and I will give you my phone # and you can call. I live in SCarolina.. .and do a ton of costuming... and sewing.

It is soooooo much easier then this all sounds. I think if you look at the photo that was posted and can get through all this reading you can do it! It is an easy hand sewing project, or you can even sew them down with a machine and a wide zig zag stitch if you are VERY, VERY carefull!
Best of luck! And have fun!

idofabric
05-01-2006, 03:21 PM
D---------D
l l l
D l D
l l l
D--------- D
l l l
D l D
l l l
D l D
l-----l-----l


hope this one works! Also use odd numbers of D rings, 3, 5, 7, 9, it wil lace better.

Greenepona
05-02-2006, 12:40 AM
Well, Mine was hand sewn... i made it at work... so its not that hard at all here's what I did:

You will need:
1 Fabric Panel
14 7/8" D rings
1 spool of corresponding ribbon (3/4")
24" square of coordinating scrap fabric(2 x 12" squares)
Quick hold Tacky Glue
Clear Thread
Thread to match the fabric.
bag o' stuffing

1. bought the panel, trimmed it.
2. bought scrap fabric from walmart for the front and back. I made each of the pieces 12" square.
3. I put glue on the perimiter of the panel and centered on front piece.
4. I laid the ribbon around the edge and glued it in place.
5. Take the clear thread and sew the corners down
6. Once dry, put fabric together RIGHT sides together
7. Cut 14 2.5" pieces of ribbon
8. Take peices of ribbon put them through the rings (flat side)
9. Pin the ends of the ribbon BETWEEN the 2 fabric pieces (7 rings to a side)
10. Sew 3 sides together.
11. on 4th side, leave a 3-4" opening to a) turn right side out and b) stuff
12. Turn pillow right side out and stuff to your likeness.
13. when all stuffed, sew opening closed.
14. turn pillow over and lace ribbon through the D rings from Top down.
15. Tie a bow at the bottom.

That's it your'e done! :cheer2:

PixieDust32
05-02-2006, 12:59 AM
Well, Mine was hand sewn... i made it at work... so its not that hard at all here's what I did:

You will need:
1 Fabric Panel
14 7/8" D rings
1 spool of corresponding ribbon (3/4")
24" square of coordinating scrap fabric(2 x 12" squares)
Quick hold Tacky Glue
Clear Thread
Thread to match the fabric.
bag o' stuffing

1. bought the panel, trimmed it.
2. bought scrap fabric from walmart for the front and back. I made each of the pieces 12" square.
3. I put glue on the perimiter of the panel and centered on front piece.
4. I laid the ribbon around the edge and glued it in place.
5. Take the clear thread and sew the corners down
6. Once dry, put fabric together RIGHT sides together
7. Cut 14 2.5" pieces of ribbon
8. Take peices of ribbon put them through the rings (flat side)
9. Pin the ends of the ribbon BETWEEN the 2 fabric pieces (7 rings to a side)
10. Sew 3 sides together.
11. on 4th side, leave a 3-4" opening to a) turn right side out and b) stuff
12. Turn pillow right side out and stuff to your likeness.
13. when all stuffed, sew opening closed.
14. turn pillow over and lace ribbon through the D rings from Top down.
15. Tie a bow at the bottom.

That's it your'e done! :cheer2:+


Thank you! :thumbsup2

DisneyDork712
05-02-2006, 12:14 PM
That's so funny! Just yesterday there was a girl in one of my classes who was showing how she had put them on a tote bag and added some fringe around the top. She sells them for $15. They were really cute. I think she had a Cinderella one.

PixieDust32
05-03-2006, 12:35 AM
:love:

Marseeya
05-03-2006, 05:51 AM
Thank you, Idofabric and Greenepona!

I didn't understand a word of it, but I'm going to try. Or maybe give it to my DH -- he's the sewer in the family. No, not sewer like where your toilet yuck goes, but SEWer like someone who knows how to make clothes. :rotfl2: He used to make his own costumes for ren fests and such.

Greenepona
05-05-2006, 07:41 AM
front (http://home.comcast.net/~alexibeauty/bambipillowfront.jpg)

back (http://home.comcast.net/~alexibeauty/bambipillowback.jpg)

MyLittlePiglet
05-10-2006, 10:08 PM
I have not seen the panels. However, one of my favorite qucik as a lick sewing projects I started when I was expecting my daughter. I have this Piglet obssession some would say, and I wanted her to have something that was just piglet no other ppoh character. I found at JoAnn's this really cute fabric with only piglet (he is always with pooh!!!) that was cream. I got a yard not knowing what I was going to do with it. (it would have made great sundress) Anyway... when I found out she was a girl I bought a yeard of pick fleece and pick blanket binding. Layed them together cut into the biggest square possible. Sewed an X across to connect them and them added the binding. Also used a iron on to iorn on the fleece side Our little piglet. My husband has now requested similar ones for each of our cars and our daugher like to have something over her when she tries to go to sleep in the car. So now I have green sparkle fleece, tink fabric and green binding to sew together. And then I do not know what my husband wants for his car, but believe it or not her really cares!

Anyway lots of fun, looks great, but SIMPLE!

we3disneygo
05-31-2006, 07:26 AM
:cool1: dd12 got the tink panel yesterday marked down to 4.95 , she wants to make a purse !!

idofabric
06-03-2006, 09:24 PM
:cool1: dd12 got the tink panel yesterday marked down to 4.95 , she wants to make a purse !!
Wow! where did she get it from, and do you think they have any left now?!

we3disneygo
06-04-2006, 10:36 AM
:surfweb: we found them at Walmart , we were visiting my grandma about an hour away. our local walmart didnt' have these..... :moped:

BlakeNJ
06-11-2006, 03:08 PM
I was at Walmart today, saw the panels, but they weren't on sale. They must be selling pretty well. All they has were Sleeping Beauty. I thought they were pretty expensive considering you get such a small amount.