Ever have one of those moments when you say “ah ha!” and then wonder why you never really thought of it before? Years ago I discovered the most affordable solution to those times when I need several yards of solid cotton fabric in almost any color – flat bed sheets! Today’s discount department stores carry them in a rainbow of colors, you can purchase them in a variety of sizes based on your project need. They are very affordable when compared to fabric by the yard. They wash and dry well, accept paints, markers, dyes, or other colorants, and can be easily sewn. I’ve used them for fabric for a wide variety of projects, and most recently, as a background for my hand painted sunflower murals for the Designer Window Display at the upcoming CHA show in Anaheim. A quick pressing and I the the three panels will be ready to hang. I’ll be sharing pictures of the entire mixed-media sunflower garden display that I am creating along with Ana Araujo. Stay tuned!