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Thread: Do you use plaids?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Do you find that you use plaids very often? Or do avoid them?

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    I have seen some beautiful quilts, but I rarely use them.

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    I'm collecting some for a house quilt that I want to make... I love plaids! :)

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    I have used them in small quanities, but I am nervous of them not being straight and being hard to work with.

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    I love using homespun plaids when I make quick Turning Twenty quilts for guys. I still have 4 to make for Christmas or I will be hearing complaints from some of our sons, they all want one.

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    I have a bunch of different plaids. Haven't used them yet but am still collecting them. I think they'd make a great backing for a quilt. That's not to say I wouldn't use it on the front, I just don't have a specific pattern in mind at this time.

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    I love plaids with florals and stripes. I don't like homespun plaids very much though. The weave on homespuns tends to be loose and they ravel really bad.

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    I have not used them, but I do have them in my stash, I inherited them from my gram, along with polka dots(the old fashion kind. But, I have seen some beautiful quilts made with them.

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    I've made several plaid quilts
    Usually I mix in some checks and stripes.

    Have a large Rubbermaid filled with plaids, including men's shirts from friends and yard sales

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    Used one plaid in a crazy nine patch. It worked.

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