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Thread: I need help. I ran out of fabric, now what?

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    Please tell me what you think. I haven't came up with anything. I was using material that I had in my stash. I went out and bought the green. I have more of the solid colors, but as far as the hummingbirds there is no way. This is just going to be a lap quit anyway. I was thinking 2 more rows on the bottom and 2 more on the top, so then maybe it wont look funny. I need to add to it, but am lost. What would you do?
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    Do I understand correctly.. you have enough to make two more rows and then you are out ? If so I would add to the top and bottom. If not call it a day and call it a lap quilt, either way it is very pretty ! GREAT job
    Sharon :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Do I understand correctly.. you have enough to make two more rows and then you are out ? If so I would add to the top and bottom. If not call it a day and call it a lap quilt, either way it is very pretty ! GREAT job
    Sharon :lol:
    I am out of the hummingbird material now. What you see in the pic is the last of it. I do have more of the solids though. I think it kind of looks funny cause its wider than it is long.

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    Are the birds all in such a way that you couldn't make the sides the top and bottom ? Just turn it ?

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    The other thing is to put thin borders on the sides but wider borders on the top and bottom . I am sure you will also get more suggestions :wink: LOL

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    If you have any hummingbird fabric left, I would recommend one more row across the side of the quilt that is on the couch seat so it is the same as the side across the back of the couch. (I hope this makes sense.)

    Next, add a tan border all the way around the quilt; and then add a wider dark border that compliments the hummingbird fabric.

    Or, add a tan border all the way around the quilt - followed by a green border - followed by tan - followed by blue - followed by tan, using the same dimensions as the colors in the quilt. Then finish with a black binding. (You could omit the last tan border, if it makes the quilt too large.)

    Hope I haven't totally confused you. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Are the birds all in such a way that you couldn't make the sides the top and bottom ? Just turn it ?
    No, they are all flying above the flowers. If I turn it you would be able to tell. Thanks for the border idea. I might just do that.

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    You could try adding borders of the solid colors to the top and bottom. Start with the tan and make them the same width as they are in the quilt. When it's almost the size you want, add a tan border around the entire quilt and bind it in black.

    Or, if you like how it looks without the tan border around the whole quilt, just omit that border and add black binding.

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    Beautiful hummingbird fabrics - nice solids with them. I see that it's directional.

    I would take the six hummingbirds off the ends (three from each end) and then I would use four of them to make the top look like the bottom. Maybe even another "end" row to make it "longer"

    Yes, I know this involves unsewing - then I would finish framing all the hummingbirds with a solid. Then I would stare at it for a while.

    I think after getting it "longer" than "wider" , you could start playing with borders. There are a lot of colors in the hummingbird print - so maybe adding one of the darker ones to one of the borders would work.

    Is this as clear as mud?


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    add borders using the solids. leave the shape as is. when it's not being "worn", it'll drape nicely across the back of the sofa or chair, with the birds flying upright.

    while being "worn", does it really matter which way they fly?

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