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Thread: Panels

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    I have never used a panel in my quilts but so many of them catch my eye when I see them. I would love to know how some of you might use them. Quilts or wall hangings? Pictures would be great!

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    I was a quilt shop in Kiowa, KS this weekend and was surprised at how many NEW panels she carried! I made comment on them as they were really NICE panels. THe shop owner said she sells TONS of them. I am not a panel person, but did find one that I am going to cut up for an apron for my little sister...

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    I just finished a quilt top made with a panel (I will post a pic when it is quilted). I am not one that uses these a lot but it is a Christmas tree and some one on this board posted hers and I loved it...

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    I've seen some beautiful quilts made using a panel as the center which is then framed with coordinated hand-pieced (smaller) blocks and borders. I wish I had pictures to send but hope you find some on the web.

    Seems to me like a good way to make a quick-but-still-unique quilt.

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    This top started out as a panel. I gave it to my daughter last Christmas and guess I don't have a pic of it finished.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-74535-1.htm

    I've also done panels that I just added borders to. That's really the idea here though one of the borders is made up of squares.
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    JanTx,

    Your quilt top is perfect example of mixing a panel with unique, complementary border blocks!

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    Much like JanTx, I like to use them as a center for a quilt, with blocks or stripes around it. I have a seaside panel that I can't decide if I want to use it as a regular wall hanging, or use a jelly roll (similar to a strip quilt) on the top, bottom and smaller strips on the side and then quilt it.

    JanTx, yours is lovely! I l really like the fabrics in the squares, the way they coordinate with the panel!

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    Six panels make a wonderful stack'n'whack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    Six panels make a wonderful stack'n'whack!
    Now that's an idea for the panels I already have. For some reason I have 6 fall panels and now that you mentioned it, I'll give it a go. Thanks for sharing this idea.

    And thank you for starting the panel topic. I am seeing more and more panels in LQS .

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    Here is the panel quilt I did for my son's bed this year. It will fit on his queen bed. Mine is pretty simple. I just used scrap Christmas fabric for the borders. I think I turned our great and my son is going to love it. I have a Santa panel on my frame now that I will be starting on today :D

    Quote Originally Posted by gump51
    I have never used a panel in my quilts but so many of them catch my eye when I see them. I would love to know how some of you might use them. Quilts or wall hangings? Pictures would be great!
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