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Fabric Panel Project Ideas

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By Savannah Call, RebsFabStash Marketing on August 25, 2022

"Panel Projects"

You guys loved our Panel Pillow Case Project idea that we did with Soar and Whispering Pines so we put together some more FABULOUS ideas for you to make with your panels!

1. Apron

An apron is a fun way to elevate your panel and makes a great compliment to the chef! 

Look what we did with the Chair of Bowlies Panel and Border Print  


Check out this Free Reversible Apron Pattern from Riley Blake Designs!


2. Pillow Case

Just in case you missed our Panel Pillow Case blog post, here is a quick run down. Certain panels can turn into SEWWW cute pillow cases if they have the right directional print. 

Soar by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Panel Pillow Case

Use this free pattern from Riley Blake Designs "Roll Up Pillow Case" to make your own! 

We also have a video tutorial that you can follow along with! 

3. Tote Bag 

 No Prob-llama tote bag Sassier Animals Panel by Connie Haley for 3 Wishes Living Farm Yardage by Kim Green for P&B Textiles Fun Pink Groovy Fabrics RebsFabStash

Block Panels are perfect way to add style to your bag! This tote bag uses cut outs from the block panel as pockets on both sides of the bag! How ingenious!

Panels Pictured:

We found this free tutorial from HGTV for you to make your own Tote Bag!

4. Quilt 

Of course panels are used to make quilts all the time, and there's a reason for it! Panel Quilts are simple and stunning, the perfect combo!

  NEW! Cliffside View - Quilt KIT - By Bound To Be Quilting - Features 'Soar' from NorthcottNEW! At The Lake Panel Quilt - Quilt KIT - Riley Blake Designs - Fabric by Tara Reed - Outdoors, Camping - RebsFabStash

Panel images can elevate your quilt and be completed quicker than making unique blocks. They make great center pieces in your house or beautiful gifts for friends. 

Check out more Panel Quilts here!


5. Throw Pillows 

Some panels are specifically made to be turned into pillows! 

We love what Bev from Flamingo Toes did with this National Parks Pillow Panel from Riley Blake Designs, she includes everything you need in her blog! 

Check out Pillow Panels Here

6. Wall Hanging 

Some Panels are just too gorgeous, they need to be on display at all times. Turning a panel into a wall hanging makes easy yet stunning decor for any holiday or year round. 

Bruce the Moose - by Susybee fabrics - Susy Bleasby - Growth Chart Project Panel - Use this panel for a wall hanging or a crib quilt! - RebsFabStashJolly Wall Quilt PATTERN - Uses Merriment fabric - Gingiber - MODA - Measures 24.5 x 27.5 with straps! Quick and Easy wall hanging! - RebsFabStash

These panels are designed to be quilts or wall hangings, but can be used in any way you wish!

Watch this video tutorial on how to transform your panel into a wall hanging!

7. Curtains

Panels can be a great way to spice up a window! You can make curtains using just the panel or add more yardage to make them any size you want! 

DIY kitchen curtains

Check out this Free Cafe Curtains Pattern from DecorHint Blog

8. Cut Out Panels

These panels are great to sew with since they give you the project within the panel! 

Some great examples are this Advent Calendar Panel, Shark Plushies/Pillow Panel, Turtle Bay Tote Bag Panel, or the Peace, Love, & BBQ Apron Panel

Santa's Tree Farm - Advent Calendar PANEL - 24" x 43" Panel - by Deborah Edwards for Northcott - RebsFabStashRiptide PANEL! - 36" x 43" Plushie & Pillow Panel - Rachel Ericson - Citrus & Mint Designs - Riley Blake - Sharks - P10308-PANEL

Turtle Bay - Canvas - 24" Tote Bag Panel - Per Panel - Deborah Edwards and Melanie Samra for Northcott - Digital Print - Turtles on Beach - RebsFabStash NEW! Peace Love & BBQ - Apron Panel - Per PANEL - by Emily Dumas - Henry Glass - Large 36" x 43" Apron Panel - Red/White 9531P-88 - RebsFabStash

All of these panels come with the instructions and pieces you need to complete the project! How simple & fun! 

They are also affordable, with prices ranging from $8-$15

Check out more Panel Tote Bags Here, more Panel Aprons Here, and more Panel Cut Out's Here! 

9. Face Mask Panels

If you have leftover face mask panels from the pandemic, and you want a way to repurpose them, we have a few ideas! 

These fun graphics have sew many fun uses! 

- Embroidery 

- Mug Rugs 

- Zippy Bags/ Coin Purses

- Costume Masks 

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Check out Face Mask Panels HERE


Now you are all set to sew away and transform your panel into something new! 

Let us know if you make any of these projects in our RebsFabStashers Facebook Group! 

Leave us a comment if you have any more panel project ideas!

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