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Thread: What would you do with 200 Civil War repros?

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I WAS going to do the DJ club but I find that I just don't have any interest in doing it. I bought 200 different CW fabrics in fat eights (9x11) so what to do with them?

    Obviously, it will be a scrappy quilt and I do want a very old fashioned look, like an 1800's quilt. Anyone have some links to some old quilt pictures and/or patterns?

    I bought a book called Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts that is all about the tiny blocks in antique quilts but I'm not sure I am hooked on any of the patterns yet.

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    trade.

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    Oh MY!
    Sell them to me!!! :D
    Seriously, PM me if you are interested in selling. ;)

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    Hi
    I just did a scrappy quilt with reproduction prints. I posted the pictures about two weeks ago. I wish I knew how to link it for you here. But I'm sure you're clever enough to find it.

    thanks!

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    Do an antique looking dresden plate. The easy dresden plate ruler is the deal of the day at Missouri Quilt Co.

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    Here's a picture of mine. I was a newbie and some of my blocks didn't come out big enough so I cut them down a little more and added a border. Blocks go from edge to edge with no outer borders. The binding is going to be pieced from the different fabrics in the quilt with no set length or order. It's one of my Ladies-in-Waiting since it's not yet quilted.
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    Jennie, I really like your scrappy! I forgot to mention that I also have 15 YARDS (a whole bolt) of Kona Cotton in Ivory.

    Rapture, that is gorgeous! I can certainly see that it CW with the double-pinks and greens.

    I think dresden plate or all different blocks is more than I want to do. I'm thinking of one block pattern so that I can chain piece and just crank them out.

    I don't want to get rid of it, I just don't want to do a DJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Here's a picture of mine. I was a newbie and some of my blocks didn't come out big enough so I cut them down a little more and added a border. Blocks go from edge to edge with no outer borders. The binding is going to be pieced from the different fabrics in the quilt with no set length or order. It's one of my Ladies-in-Waiting since it's not yet quilted.
    BEAUTIFUL! :-D

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    Put it away for a while and let the fabric tell you what it wants to be.

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    Thank you all. PBPam, you could use the cream as your sashing and backing. If you want to do one block, just do a little research and find a block that is era appropriate.
    Mine was a BOM and supposed to have 12 blocks set together with 12 1/12" uncut blocks of some other print. I felt like during the CW if they'd had a huge piece of one fabric to cut into twelve and a half inch blocks they would have made clothing out of it so I added blocks on my own and made mine the way I wanted it. There were blocks I wanted to try out so I just did them--the Fan, Carrie Nation, Cherokee Star, French Braid, Crazy Block, the one with the 1" blocks, and several others were just ones I threw in.

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