I decided that I would make a skirt with the fabric. I used this pattern: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/how-tuesday-sew-a-skirt-in-one-hour/ . It was super super simple and really did take about an hour.
Can't you just imagine a whole polyster suit made of this? Yellow checks! I think I may have to make a skirt for Phoebe out of it too because she was jealous. I just love it.
It looks a little lighter in this photo but it really is more of a cheerful dayglow yellow. It is your basic elastic waisteband skirt. No frills. Zip, zip.
If you need a beginning sewing project, this is definitely a good starter project with fast results.