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    Does anyone have pictures and ideas using toile fabrics? Thanks!

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    I would consider using toile to make a quilt in a block pattern with one large square. I'd fussy cut the toile so that a scene (or part of a scene) is centered on the largest square and then surround it with coordinating fabrics. Toile is just so expensive that I rarely purchase it except for special projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com
    I would consider using toile to make a quilt in a block pattern with one large square. I'd fussy cut the toile so that a scene (or part of a scene) is centered on the largest square and then surround it with coordinating fabrics. Toile is just so expensive that I rarely purchase it except for special projects.
    Thanks!

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    I love using toiles. I don't fussy cut it, though, it seems to do well when used in large enough squares to show a "story" though. Here is a toile I used in a block, behind the deer.

    I will try to find some more pictures to share.

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    Does anyone have pictures and ideas using toile fabrics? Thanks!
    Toile as background. Deer antlers are chenille :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pommom
    Does anyone have pictures and ideas using toile fabrics? Thanks!
    Here's a picture of one I've done. It's just a top here, not quilted yet.
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    Love it!!

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    The BQ block quilt that someone posted a couple of days ago has big blocks and is very striking. Don't remember who but I'm sure someone can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Quote Originally Posted by Pommom
    Does anyone have pictures and ideas using toile fabrics? Thanks!
    Here's a picture of one I've done. It's just a top here, not quilted yet.
    Beautiful quilt! I love toile fabrics too, and perhaps should think about using this in my next project.

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    I love toile fabrics. I used toile for the backing on a scrappy postage stamp basket quilt. It was beautiful and just made the quilt.

    Also any blocks for "not wanting to cut your fabric" for showing off the fabric would be nice too. And then maybe use for borders too? There are a couple of books out for quilts to show off fabrics. don't know the names of them thought.

    Oh, in fact it is the one on my avatar. the toile was blue and I put a blue binding on. It is lovely!

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    Both of your quilts with the toile are beautiful. I love it, too. I'm also looking for some to make aprons.

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