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Thread: What Would You Do With This?

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    Senior Member DonnaFreak's Avatar
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    Howdy y'all :-D

    I was given this adorable piece of antique fabric. Isn't it just the cutest thing? But obviously, there's nowhere near enough of it to make a quilt with. Maybe a wall hanging or something? Should I fussy cut around each cute little print and mount it onto something or other, or what? Any ideas? I really would like to make SOMETHING with it, but don't have any clue exactly what. Help!

    Donna :roll:

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    How big is the piece you have?

    Maybe use it as a wide band in one of those wide band/strip quilts?

    Use it as the center strip/band and coordinate for the rest of the pieces.

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    As you said, fussy cutting is probably your best bet when you don't have a lot of it. The blocks wouldn't all need to be the same size/shape. And you could build them out with borders or even log cabin style. Another possibility would be D9P, if you can fussy cut all the same shape/size.

    The possibilities are endless! Have fun and we'll look forward to seeing it.

    I have a piece I've been considering doing the same with ... I've marked it with chalk a few times for the different possibilities, so that I'll get the best use and waste the least.

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    What about fussy cutting it and using it in the corners of a quilt? Make a quilt with alot of colors pulled from this fabric and then use some sort of pattern in just the corner of the borders and then use a solid for the rest of the borders. I think they are called "cornerstones." A good block might be a churn dash with this fabric in the center. Inside the quilt, you could do a series of smaller churn dash blocks with the other colors. You could also use some of it on the back of the quilt just to echo the idea from the front.

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    I would use the fabric like it was a cheater panel and border it out to the size you want. Maybe using some reto reproduction fabric. Just love your piece of fabric:)

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    Don't rush it. I just had some fabric for almost a year before I found the perfect use for it. Gather ideas, keep it in mind when looking at any pattern/project. The perfect project will find you!
    Love the fabric!

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    How about a pillowcase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudgoddess
    Don't rush it. I just had some fabric for almost a year before I found the perfect use for it. Gather ideas, keep it in mind when looking at any pattern/project. The perfect project will find you!
    Love the fabric!
    :thumbup:

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    Unfortunately, if this was in my possession, I wouldn't cut it for anything! I have several vintage fabrics and I can't bring myself to use them for anything. I like to get them out to look at and pet but then I refold them and put them back on the shelf. I'm of no help to you!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    As you said, fussy cutting is probably your best bet when you don't have a lot of it. The blocks wouldn't all need to be the same size/shape. And you could build them out with borders or even log cabin style.
    I like this idea. Love the fabric!

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