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Thread: Man Quilt?

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    Senior Member mimicrystal's Avatar
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    I want to make a lap size quilt for my father for his birthday. I still consider myself to be a beginner. I've been quilting for about 18 mo. Do any of you have any suggestions for an easy and fast pattern that a male would like. I know he will love whatever I make for him just because I made it...
    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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    Log cabin. One of my favorites for easy and fast. :-)

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    any simple block, churn dash, nine patch, or just squares. or rows of fabrics would do. just in "man" colors. browns, blues, greens.

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    There are several "man" fabrics available now days. Look into getting some that interest him (fishing, hunting, dogs, etc) - then just a simple block featuring the focus fabric with sashing and a corner stone make for a nice quilt.

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    Turning Twenty is a favorite, fast pattern. The directions give you alternate sizes. Just use "manly" fabrics.

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    I made my husband an Irish Chain out of earth tone batiks... He loves it.

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    If you have a fabric that has his favorite things on it==fishing, hunting, reading, carpentry etc.
    You could make an attic window by fussing cutting the above fabric for the window and using complimentary fabrics for the sides.

    If the fabric is a big print or has a scene that is fairly big, cut the fabric scene into fourths and use these as the panes, and use coordinating fabrics for the frames. The overall look is of a paned window showing the scene outside. Sounds mor difficult than it is.
    Good Luck.

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    I did a Attack windows last year for my son and used blue jean fabric and brown flannel and he really liked it a lot.

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    I've made a few BQ quilts for different males. They always come out nice and the pattern is a snap. In one I used Asian taupes . Wish I had taken a picture before I sent it out but it went a friend ( a guy) back east.

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    Simple blocks, woodsy/earth tones, no floral prints, are usually a hit for most men :D:D:D

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