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Thread: Ugly Fabric Challenge

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    Senior Member sharin'Sharon's Avatar
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    Our quilt club did an ugly fabric game. Each brought 1 1/4 yds of ugly fabric. We first tore our piece of fabric in half, either lengthwise or crosswise; held on to one half and put the other half at our side; and then to music, passed the one piece of fabric until music stopped, continuing to tear in half, pass one half and put the other half in the pile beside us. We then again tore it in half and continued this until we had as small a piece of fabric as around 5x7. We each took one pile of fabric home and made a lap quilt to bring back to the next meeting and we took them to the local nursing homes. We did this again with fabric suitable for babies in NNICU and gave the quilts (no larger than 36" square) to the hospital for those babies. In either case, we used only the fabric we brought home and used a quilt pattern of our own choice. Amazing how they turned out. I used Trip Around the World for one and Disappearing 9 Patch for the other.

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    I have found that that piece of ugly (in your eyes)fabric in its whole but once it's cut up & added with others, it doesn't look so bad....
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    Google "ugly quilt challenge" and you'll find some really nice results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    Does it have to be a quilt that is made? I had what I thought was an ugly piece of fabric & I made a rope bowl from it. The bowl didn't look anything like the unfinished piece of fabric. I was very pleased with it. The bowl is made from cotton clothes line rope.

    Wonderful use of That fabric. No such thing as ugly fabric, just misused. Find the right place for it and Wow!
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    this was done from a swap with fabric sent to everyone participating. I won all the blocks. My granddtr now has it.
    This is another great use for mis matched fabrics. Bring them all together with a unifying color.
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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    I thought of Bonnie Hunter too! She uses lots of 'ugly' fabric in her quilts, but it's small pieces rather than big pieces. I love the idea of log cabins! I think I would lean towards blocks that are typically used in scrappy quilts like log cabins, split 9 -patches etc... where you can play with color and value rather than 'print'!
    Kristi

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrums View Post
    Google "ugly quilt challenge" and you'll find some really nice results.
    I've never thought of doing this. Thanks for the idea!

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