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    Junior Member jeanau's Avatar
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    I am leaving tomorrow for a 10 day vacation. My nieghbor is going to take in our mail for us. She doesn't enjoy food. But ,since she is just starting to learn to quilt I thought that it might be fun to bring her home some fabric from Central America. If I am able to find some pretty fabric...how much do you think I should buy? What would be a thoughtful amount that she could make a runner or other small item with? Thanks for your help!
    Audrey :?: :)

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    Senior Member Blue's quilting mama's Avatar
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    I would say that a couple of yards, or even just one yard, would be a special gift.

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    usually 3 yards would make something nice.

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    Maybe a few fat quarters or half yards? I hate 1/4 yard cuts of fabric if they are not fat quarters.

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    I agree that a selection of fat quarters would be a great gift especially if they were coordinated.

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    They use meters so I would say maybe 2 one meter cuts would be great. Meters are a little longer than yards. Dyes might not be permanent so you would want to warn her about colors running. I've never been to Central America so I'm just guessing. Have a wonderful vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Maybe a few fat quarters or half yards? I hate 1/4 yard cuts of fabric if they are not fat quarters.
    ditto!

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    I'm not sure they have fat quarters in Central America. But I'm sure they have some lovely fabrics. I would bring back a few different kinds of fabric in whatever size they sell them. It doesn't have to be enough for a whole quilt. It can be used as part of a project.

    Where in Central America are you going? I'm headed for El Salvador next month.

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    Thanks everyone...I knew that you would come through. I will have to think about the color fastness for any fabric I buy!

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    We are cruising from Fort Lauderdale...to Aruba...then Cartengena...Panama Canal...Limon, Costa Rica...and Ochos Rio Jamaica. We should have a great...though I think very hot...time!! :D

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