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Thread: Ideas to use this fabric

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    Super Member Quilty-Louise's Avatar
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    Ideas to use this fabric

    I am looking for ideas to use this fabric for.
    So far I thought about 1 long wall hanging
    or maybe six small (one for each city) wall
    hangings.

    Sadly the local quilt shop close to home that I
    bought it from buys fabric by the pound from
    customers and then in turn sales it chain store
    quality (Wal Mart, Joann's & Hobby Lobby) for
    $1.99 per yard, and LQS quality fabrics for $5.00
    per yard.



    Low and behold they had this AWESOME fabric
    but there was only this small 3/4 yard.


    It is city skylines and this is now considered a
    "collectors" fabric because it was printed in 1998
    PRIOR to 9/11 happening.



    The six skylines are (in order):


    Seattle
    Chicago
    Washington D.C.
    Hollywood
    New York City (WITH the twin towers)
    San Francisco


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    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I like your idea of six separate wallhangings. The fabric is lovely, and I think would have more punch if you separate the individual skylines so your eyes don't just sweep across them. Potential for some embroidery there, as well...
    Alison

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    Maybe a wide border with a pattern in the center?

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    If it is considered "collector" why would you cut it?

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    I remember that fabric! In its day I mostly saw it used for VW quilts - they were quite the rage down here. Maybe some sort of Americana theme (This land is your land, This land is my land, from California to the.....)
    Cherylsea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnye View Post
    If it is considered "collector" why would you cut it?
    I agree. I would leave it whole.

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    NiceNice fabric. I think wallhangings would be your best bet.
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    I would only cut one repeat off because I have a friend
    who lost 2 brothers, father and 1 aunt in 9/11. She collects
    things of the towers as HER way to remember the good times
    and to "honor" her family members who lost their lives.

    Since I would be cutting that off amount to get the NYC section
    I may as well use the other 5 city skylines to make something
    cool to hang on a wall.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnye View Post
    If it is considered "collector" why would you cut it?
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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