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Thread: Do you use plaids?

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    Super Member Butterflyblue's Avatar
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    I use plaids from time to time - I don't stress about it much, as far a absolutely straight grainline is concerned. It does help to starch the plaid well first, esp. if it is a woven and not printed design.

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    Not much. I've seen lots of beautiful quilts with plaids, but I'm kind of neurotic. If the plaid is not "square" within the block, it would make me crazy.

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    They are not my thing so I avoid them.

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    Love plaids, I like to make scrappy and country, I do not get my 'nickers in a twist' if the pattern is not straight on the grain, as far as I am concerned that is part of the charm!

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    I have not used plaids in my quilts. But I am collecting used men's shirts from the thrift store to make DH a quilt. I have seen several quilts made from shirts and love them!! I am no where near being a perfect quilter so I won't mind if the plaids are crooked or not.

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    I do like the plaids. I have seen some gorgeous quilts made with them. I am collecting them so someday I'll be able to make a quilt with them.

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    There are so many pretty plaids out there, but I avoid them like the plague.

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    I LOVE plaids. I am constantly on the look out to buy more, more, more! I also look for interesting patterns to use them in. I, too, don't care if they are a little skeewampus, more charm!

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    I've used plaids in scrappy quilts, and I am trying (very slowly) to make a double wedding ring quilt with plaids. The long rings (several different patches make the rings) are an odd shape and I am NOT going to worry about being on grain, or matching plaids! Now I just have to get to doing it. I just have a couple quilts in front of that one.

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    I love plaid. I use them when I can. Just got some at LQS end of bolt sale.

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