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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    The pattern should list quantities needed. I always overbuy a bit.
    I haven't done a lot of paper piecing, but I find I use a lot more fabric than I think I should. I get so frustrated trying to figure out what size piece I need and then have it not be enough when folded out that I just take a larger piece than needed. It makes for a lot of waste, but what else would I use for a scrappy quilt?

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    i'm a little worried about that. i don't have a huge stash of batiks (or anything else...) and so i wonder just how many fat quarters this quilt is going to eat up! should be fun though

    thanks guys!

    aileen

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    Check out Connecting Threads. They have charms, fat quarters and layer cakes at enormous savings. Also, they will cut as small as a 1/4 linear yard too. Nice selection of batiks, solids, prints and what they refer to as "mirage" which has a dimension to i t.
    That's what I'd suggest, too. You can get their cuts in either FQ's or long 1/4's. And they have a great selection! And the just added their Fall 2012 batiks... yummy!
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    You could also go with a FQ collection based on a large blender line. That would give you many colors, and enough fabric to do quite a few projects. And you would always have a stash of a wide range of colors for applique'.

    Here's one example: http://www.quilt-kits-online.com/pro...prod=FF-PAL-FQ

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    I have been collecting fat quarters for a quilt I am planning that is appliqué and requires many colors. At first I just picked up some FQ in any color, but now that I have a lot I am filling in the missing colors (blue) so I have a variety. Paper piecing does take more fabric, but not a lot, and FQ go farther than you think. If you plan to vary the colors from block to block--pink or green for example you will do fine with FQ. They are a great way to get a variety for not a lot of money. Good luck with your quilt and your hunt for fabrics.
    Sue

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    Check out the nice Batiks at www.connectingthreads.com. They have great prices.
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