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    Fabric Help

    Hello I'm new to this board and was hoping somebody here could help me. I'm a guy and not much of a quilter but I'm looking for so fabric to do a quilt for my girlfriend for Christmas. She loves bear hunting and am looking for I guess its called cheater fabric. I have looked at every fabric store in northern MN with no luck. I have searched the internet for weeks as well. I have found one already completed but I wanted a certain backing for the quilt and I guess to do around the blocks myself. I added a link to the completed quilt to show the fabric. Any help would be amazing!!! Thanks Justin

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-QUEEN-SI...item3f1f507b24

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    Here is one of bears, but not exactly the same. http://www.bigskyquilts.com/cgi-bin/..._ssi_94751_427


    Here is a place to search...lots of quilt shops in one place. I just put in Bear panel and lots came up. http://www.quiltshops.com/

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    Hi Justin, here's a link to a selection from Fabric Depot, a good online fabric store
    https://www.fabricdepot.com/index.ph...g=black%20bear

    Good luck with your gift!
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    There are many other panels available, but they include other wildlife critters - deer, moose, turkeys, foxes.

    I didn't come across that particular fabric, but did find these pillow panels - the squares would be a bit larger than the ones in the eBay quilt.

    These were bears only.

    http://www.bearpawquilting.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?product=wildlife&productid=bp_10018_bear

    http://www.overrainbow.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?product=spectrixbearcountry&productid=spectrixbearcountrypanel19926


    You can search here for more:
    http://www.quiltshops.com/

    Have you tried Joann's or Walmart?
    I'd think in your neck of the woods that they would have something for you there.
    Last edited by MTS; 11-24-2012 at 01:39 PM.

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    Justin--how nice of you. I think the quilt you are looking at started as a panel print. They are like framed pictures.

    Here is one from a shop in Alaska.

    http://www.rushintailor.com/catalog/...oducts_id/4771

    These are made by Wilmington fabrics and have three lines--bear mountain, bear meadow and bear river. You could also call Grubers in St Cloud and Hingeley Road in Floodwood (if you haven't already) and ask them if they can find something for you.
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    I have stopped in Floodwood. That's where I found the backing I want. My mother told me there was some fabric where the panels like that already come on a piece of fabric fully made and you just need to cut to length and then you quilt around the lines as desired. I don't know I guess but is that true or not?

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    Lots of bear panels/blocks at this website. Scroll down for blocks and panels. http://www.changingthreads.com/index...Path/8_112_133
    Last edited by fayzer; 11-24-2012 at 04:12 PM.

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    fabric.com has some nice bear panels and backing fabrics at very reasonable prices.

    If you Google "bear quilt" you'll find some pretty amazing, already completed quilts out there if you don't want to make it yourself. Even amazon.com has some for sale, completed. If you add up the cost of the batting, backing fabric, front panel fabric, not to mention thread and the time and experience needed to complete the quilt it might be an option for you.
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    jnelson - I think it is very sweet of you to make this for your girlfriend, and if it were me, I'd treasure it even more if it came from your hands. It seems you've received lots of replies re: fabric. I'd like to address your questions about assembling the quilt. If you like the cheater fabric as is, then you can certainly leave it that way, layer it with backing and batting and quilt it. However, if you end up with something that you think is too small, you can add 4 strips of fabric to the outside edges of the panel to make borders. If the individual bear blocks need something, you can cut them apart, sew strips of fabric around each block (this is called sashing), then sew the blocks together. There are no rules, it's simply what YOU think looks best.

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