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Thread: Two questions about this quilt . . .

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    1. would you use the light blue tropical print with the flip-flop blocks (the border fabric is just laying there, not stitched yet)

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    2. if you would use that fabric, does it matter that it's actually a 'shirting' fabric (still 100% cotton, but with the shirting fabrics in the store).

    thanks for any help it's a birthday gift for my sister-in-law in late april.

    :)

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    I think it looks great with the fabric, and why not? I've seen every imaginable type of fabric used in quilts. :thumbup:

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    That looks great as a border. If it's going to be machine quilted, shirting should be fine. Hold a piece of it and the quilting cotton up to the light and you will see the difference in how tightly woven it is in comparison.

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    thanks steve and moonpi . . .

    never knew how to tell the difference! interesting!

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    That looks like a perfect fit for the border, I've used shirting fabric in my quilts with no trouble at all. Very cute quilt I'll have to try one myself.

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    Walmart gets shirting in extra wide for a dollar a yard, I use it for quilt backs . Some is cotton some is a blend.........I think that fabric is perfect looks like it was in the same color group

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    Adorable quilt! I'm glad the fabric you picked will work, because it is so cute! :D :D

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    The border material looks great with the quilt. I've used shirting material before in quilting with out any problems. I do look at the material's weave up to the light to make sure they are similar also. Very cute!!!

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    I'll bet it looks great! :P

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    Oh my gosh! I opened this thread and saw "Flip-flops in Paradise" by Pat Sloan. I made this quilt for my son's girlfriend for Christmas! I loved making it, she loves having it! If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will post one. It was so much fun picking out fabrics for the flip-flops. I added a couple extra blocks to make it a little larger. I love the fabric you have for the border, it works perfectly with the theme. :D

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