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Thread: Black Fairy????

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    I am making quilts for grandkids and need some help from this board. One of my granddaughters is adopted--African-American. She's two and loves princess, fairy, girlie stuff. I don't make quilts that are too juvenile because I will probably only get to make one quilt for them, so I've avoided juvenile, Disney, etc. Sooo...I am wondering if anyone has seen any fabric that's quilt-quality material with a princess or fairy who is a princess/fairy of color??

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    sorry, of all the fairy prints i have seen, african american isn't one of them. actually most of them are some weird peachy tone unrelated to any human coloring. i know it is difficult to find any ethnic representation in quilt fabric. good luck.

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    I'll help you look! Be back.

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    man, I couldn't find any. Just this one, but she's disney

    http://beautifulquiltfabric.com/Disn...-Princess.html

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    been seaching for years for ethnic centered fabric...not much luck..I have seen some fabric with Black and White ballerinas...do not remember the fabric maker..sorry
    you will have to search the web..good luck

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    It is a polyester blend, but it is a step in the right direction.

    http://blujay.com/item/African-ameri...150800-3496719

    Also, check this site out. It appears to be a site for African American quilters. It includes a blog, so you might be able to post a question and get a response from someone.

    http://www.black-threads.com/

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    Does she like Tiana from the Princess and the Frog? It's a Disney print, but that's as close as I could come when I googled for my own daughter.

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    I found a whole blog dedicated to just African American Fabric. Did not read the whole thing but I bet it has good info on it. Good luck in your search.

    http://africanamericanfabrics.blogspot.com/

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    Check out on the Disney Website for fabric and it seems like I remember seeing some when I was seaching for Tinkerbell fabric, there. Hope that you will be able to find some somewhere, if I come across any I will let you know.

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    One of the fairies from the Tinkerbell movies, Iridessa, is African. I'm pretty sure they have some Tinkerbell Fairies themed fabrics with all the fairies. Maybe you could fussy cut Iridessa and applique her? I know you want to avoid Disney, but just in case you can't find any other fabrics.

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