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Thread: What should I do -Needs to be easy and kind of plain

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    One of the women I work with goes to a Biker church. They are having a Biker Run Benefit for Cameron. They asked me to make a quilt for the raffle. This is the fabric they bought for me to make the quilt out of. Any suggestions? I put a quarter in the middle so you can see the size of the motorcycles.
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    Would it work to do some type of red, white and blue blocks and use this fabric as a wide border? Maybe put a black sashing inbetween the blocks?

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    They are far enough apart to fussy cut. You could applique them to a block then use coordinating colors for other blocks.

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    Thats what I was gonna suggest too...applique them. :D

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    Here's what I might do:

    1. Fussy cut out the bikes, leaving at least 1/4" around each one. The fussy cuts can be of any 3 or 4 sided shape.
    2. Attach some additional solid black fabric to square up each of the fussy cuts to 10.5" or 12.5" blocks. The bikes look to be at least 6"x3.5" now. I would lean more towards the 10.5" size, myself. But the 12.5" size would be quicker.
    3. Take 1.5" strips of each of Blue, White and Red fabric and sew together to create a striped sashing for around each block. At the corners where the horizontal and vertical sashing meet, create a Blue, White & Red 9-Patch.
    4. Outside borders can be any combination of the Red, White and Blue theme.
    5. Maybe place a larger 9-patch in the corners of the border.

    Bikers tend to be very patriotic and fond of Red, White & Blue, as evidenced by the color of the bikes in the fabric.

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    I would use the fabric for a big bold border and maybe some on the back.

    Maybe a few big blocks of the fabric in the main part of the quilt as alternate blocks - and then use other colors- like red, white, and blue for blocks with smaller pieces.

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    You could do a snowball block and use the motorcylce fabric for the center and red, white and blue fabric for the corners. Use coordinating fabrics for the borders.

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    I'd fussy cut and use those as alternate blocks to red/white/blue 4-patches or 9-patches. That is my favorite pattern to show a feature fabric.

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