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Thread: Need pattern for Homespuns

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    Junior Member Lena1952's Avatar
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    Need pattern for Homespuns

    I was gifted an extremely large amount of homespun fabrics in lots of colors, mostly plaid but a few stripes as well. I plan to use them to make manly quilts to donate to a local shelter. Anyone have suggestions for an easy pattern that looks good with lots of plaid homespun? No Raggy quilt patterns, please. Preferbly a free pattern but will certainly consider others as well. Thanks.

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    How 'bout a D9P with the center being a solid from your stash - same solid in every block
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    I made a plaid quilt for my adult grandson that he, I and everyone loved.

    2 blocks, alternated. they are both 8" blocks, finished.
    1st. 4 of four 2.5" plaids sew to a 8 1/2" unfiniished square
    2nd block. 4 of 4.5" HST sew to a 8 1/2" unfinished square

    It's a great looking quilt
    I used many homespun plaids, alsoa few checks and stripes
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    Last edited by gollytwo; 10-04-2012 at 02:03 PM.

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    Why not use the idea from the rag quilt but not make it rag? Cut all fabrics into squares of the same size, 8"x8" for example sew them together randomly, sandwich and do an all over FMQ. It is easy, quick and you can make them even faster if you cut all your fabrics in wide strips. Sew them into a wide tube, cut the tube to size of the blocks so you get the rings,and undo the stitches on every ring at the different place which will give your rows. Connect the rows and your top is done. Good luck.

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    This one's a good one, and it's easy too!

    http://quiltville.com/smokeymtstars.shtml
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    I like to use the Scott's Plaid pattern from the Quilter's Cache web site. It's an easy pattern to do and you can incorporate additional fabrics to make it a little more scrappy looking if you wanted.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/ScotsPlaidBlock.html

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    I think they would look nice in the Creme Brulee pattern:

    Creme Brulee top done, now to quilt the top

    I'm planning to make something like this with plaids some day...

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...y-t182107.html

    I bookmarked this quilt because I love what she did with homespuns & plaids.
    Last edited by Maggiemay; 10-05-2012 at 08:41 AM.

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    First of all, I very, very strongly recommend that you starch the living snot out of those homespuns BEFORE you cut anything! Voice of experience, here.

    You could make a string quilt, as seen in this blog header: http://juliekquilts.blogspot.com/

    Another one I like a lot is this one (free tutorial!): http://thethriftyquilter.blogspot.co...e-thrifty.html
    Last edited by Peckish; 10-05-2012 at 09:42 AM.

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    I used homespun on a Twister quilt. Hubby loved it so much he wanted me to make it into a king

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