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Thread: Do you ever not want to cut the fabric up.

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    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
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    I have two pieces of fabric that I realy can't see cutting up and think They can be made in to large blocks to show off the fabric. Do you ever run into this??

    Have you ever completed a quilt around one central block and just added borders?

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    I have a lot of fabric that I don't want to cut! I think it's just too pretty!

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    Always alot and then I think what am I thinking? Thats what I bought it for is to make a quilt!!!

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    Yes, some fabrics want to stay together! 9 patch pizazz shows how to use some of those wonderful fabrics in larger pieces with other coordinating fabrics. Sometimes I want to use them as back of throws so I can reverse and see the fun stuff! :lol:

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    I have a few pieces of fabric like that. Just can't bring myself to cut it. Just take it out and look at it once in a while.

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    I bought an angel fabric that just begged me not to cut it. I used it as center and put cut squares 3 rows around it. they set it off so well it looked like I planned it. my daughter in law loved it. So if it is speaking to you, listen to it, and work with it. you will be glad you did.

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    On my trip to visit my brother in Indiana, I bought a two yard piece of this beautiful fabric, with very large peacock's on it. I want to make a quilt out of it, but I just can't bear to cut into it. So, I too understand how you feel.

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    "Thimbleberries Tree Farm Throw" and "Thimbleberries Street Scene" are two great patterns that use a large cut of fabric for the center of the quilt and then surround with interesting boarders. I think these are both ideal for showcasing those fabulous prints that I don't want to cut. Nita

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    Another suggestion: :
    "Just Can't Cut It All Washed Up" You can find the pattern on the Fat Quarter Shop link. I don't have that one, but might need to buy one for myself. Nita

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    I bought a length of fabric that has betty boop on it,to make a quilt for my mom,but I couldn't cut it it would lose the pattern and not make much sense so I left it whole, put a few different width of borders around it and made a "whole cloth "quilt out of it

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