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    Ideas to use large design fabrics

    Today I purchased 2 large trash bags overstuffed with fabric that I found on Craigslist..THere are quite a few yardages with large design patterns. I want to use these to make quicker lap quilts for charitys....What patterns do you like to use these types of designs? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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    There are lots of ideas here Quilt patterns for large scale prints
    I love One Block Wonders (OBW) for large prints.
    This one would be nice for a large scale floral
    http://www.spotlight.com.au/inspirat...-garden-quilt/
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    You could cut relatively large squares of the large print and then border them using narrow strips of other fabrics to make each block. That should go together quickly and look nice.

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    The Big Quilt is good for large prints, there are 3 in the range BQ1, BQ2 & BQ3

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121064624...ht_1843wt_1163

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    Thanks for the great ideas!! I have tons of this type fabrics, so would like to make a variety of designs

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    Here is a picture of one that I just put borders around. I am very happy with it, and the idea might work for you.

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    DINA--great idea...I can add variety in the hand quilting..My daughter asked me today to make a quilt for her to raffle at work for the March of dimes...I actually had a piece of fabric with the same type sneakers they use to name donors..I cut squares 6 inches, and put 2 inches of a color in the fabric around each one..Then a border of the fourth color...I planned, cut a pieced it all today....And all from the stash I got yesterday~~If I can get a camera working I will post a pic~!

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    Dina that is striking!! And the colors you chose match it perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeljane View Post
    The Big Quilt is good for large prints, there are 3 in the range BQ1, BQ2 & BQ3

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121064624...ht_1843wt_1163
    These are my go to's. Love BQ's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeljane View Post
    The Big Quilt is good for large prints, there are 3 in the range BQ1, BQ2 & BQ3

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121064624...ht_1843wt_1163
    These are my go to's. Love BQ's.

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