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Thread: fabric for OBW???

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    Junior Member Leah Stewart's Avatar
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    I have seen a lot OBW and I really want to make one, but being on the financially troubled side, I cannot buy the book. I have seen some really good tutorials, I just cannot figure how to find the right fabric. I think the repeat across is 21". This fabric just went on sale and if I cash in my change I can get it, but I don't want to do that if it will not work. I would never use this fabric for anything else. LOL. All help is is wanted and very, very appreciated!
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    I think that would make a great OBW.

    That's about a 5" picture of the pattern, right?

    It has a variety of colors and values (really important), and some weird shapes in there. The planets and comets will look great in a kaleidoscope.

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    I too think it would make a great OBW! Go for it!

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    Yes! I think it would make a stunning OBW!

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    Just remember you have to buy 6 repeats. So that's a lot of fabric if you aren't sure about it.

    Having said that I think it would be great as a OBW!

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    Where is it on sale? I agree, it would make a great obw!!! :-D

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    I think it would be a wonderful OBW. Cool looking fabric for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Stewart
    I think the repeat across is 21".
    Do you mean across the width of the fabric or along the length? You need to measure along (parallel with) the selvedge to determine your repeats, not across the width. Sorry if I misinterpreted your post, just wanted to clarify. If the repeat is 21 in along the edge, then you would need to buy 6 X 21= 126 inches which is exactly 3.5 yards but you definately need to buy 4 yards to allow for a wonky cut. I would also suggest an additional yard, so 5 in all. I agree with everyone else that this looks like it would make a great OBW!

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    I think it would work very well. Enough color and design to make good contrast.

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    Oh Yes!! Excellent choice :D:D:D

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