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Thread: Cheater fabric

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    Cheater fabric

    What is "cheater fabric" or a cheater's panel?
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    I think it means fabric printed with a design that looks like patchwork.

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    I like it for backing as most I have come 108".

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    or it could be a panel with a printed design so that if you quilt around the design, it looks like you made an appliqued quilt.

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    I made one out of cheater cloth from walmart. It had small stars all over it and I hand quilted it . Turned out beautiful. My MIL was a quilter and she couldn't tell from a short distance that it was cheater.
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    And they're great to embellish for a front door hanging for the holidays.
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    They make quick and easy gifts!
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    i am going to jump right in here & be CRABBY! what a HORRIBLE- NEGATIVE term to apply to a wonderful useful piece of fabric!
    i have never understood the whole (negative- CHEATER) reference some people place on panals- I have made some absolutely beautiful- expensive quilts using panal fabrics- i did not CHEAT- i worked hard- and created a beautiful item- which took many hours- it is no different than using any other piece of printed fabric- in my mind-anyone who considers a panal a cheater- should not be using anything except solids- ever- they should not even look at a print fabric.
    there is no reason to place something so negative on a valuable resource....and panals can become fabulous quilts and other items- just like the other fabrics we use-
    ok- off my soap-box for today-
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    Here are a bunch of "cheater clothes" so you can see what they are.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006XLIB5G/...SIN=B006XLIB5G
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    Another source of 'cheater' fabric can be your scanner/computer/printer. I did a king size variation on 54-40 where I scanned my first block (with a white center block), reduced it down to the size of my center square, and then printed up a bunch of reduced blocks and I used as them as part of the center squares on all the blocks in the quilt. When I machine quilted it, I stitched along where the seam lines would have been on the center block.

    (in the photo, the printed fabric is lighter than in real life)
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