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Thread: Turning Twenty with yardage vs. fat qtrs.

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    Super Member sandyl's Avatar
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    Has anyone tried this with good results? I want to make my bro a quilt but want to use Marine Corp. fabric. I have 5 one yard pieces. Do you think it will work with yardage?

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    That will work quantity wise but you will wind up with matching fabrics back to back on some of your blocks. I just helped a friend with one and she bought eight fabrics and it was still some trouble laying out to avoid the fabrics being back to back.

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    Maybe you can add some other colors and patterns from your stash....that pattern does look best wtih many different colors IMHO

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    Get yourself five or six co-ordinating fabrics and you'll be all set!! It'll be great!

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    I've wondered about that myself. Post pics if you do it!! Take 5 is a similar pattern, but only uses 5 fabrics (duh)! I like it because you can arrange the blocks in a pattern or random. Plus I have the accuquilt die!! LOL!

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    Don't forget you probably have some directional prints and you'll have to factor that in too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra2
    I've wondered about that myself. Post pics if you do it!! Take 5 is a similar pattern, but only uses 5 fabrics (duh)! I like it because you can arrange the blocks in a pattern or random. Plus I have the accuquilt die!! LOL!
    I will look at the Take 5 pattern. thanks.

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    Decided to use a different pattern all together. Found one in Quick Quilts that will allow my focus fabric to be upright. And it's simple and quick piecing.

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    I make TT with 1/3 yard cuts. I still use at least 12 or so different fabrics tho. I cut the 10.5 square first. I actually enjoy the "waste" fabric...or leftovers. I save them to make a YBR quilt. So, I really don't have any waste...and two quilts. Another thought for us scrappy quilters...I have a box set up and as I go through my scraps I cut the sizes needed for TT and YBR and put them in the box. Before too long, I have a scrappy quilt already to sew up.

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