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Thread: Question about Quilt of Valor fabric selection

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    Super Member isnthatodd's Avatar
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    I found this fabric in Santa Fe and thought it might make a great quilt of valor for someone from the southwest. I have not done a QOV yet, so thought I would check with the experts to see if you think this would work ok. I also don't have a pattern in mind. It is so beautiful to me that I really hate to cut it!
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    i would love some of that for a bow tuck !

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    I would use this for the backing and find fabrics that work well with it for the quilt top....just a thought:)

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    It would make a lovely quilt of valor. Many make them r/w/b, but others don't. The label could have a flag or something on it. I'd hate to cut it as well. I have a long arm so I'd just stitch around the shapes and place a nice border on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I would use this for the backing and find fabrics that work well with it for the quilt top....just a thought:)
    That was my thought, but I would have to add to it to make it big enough-borders, maybe, or a chinese coin type strip down the middle. I thought about doing a very simple type of block on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I would use this for the backing and find fabrics that work well with it for the quilt top....just a thought:)
    Now, there's a good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell
    It would make a lovely quilt of valor. Many make them r/w/b, but others don't. The label could have a flag or something on it. I'd hate to cut it as well. I have a long arm so I'd just stitch around the shapes and place a nice border on it.
    I didn't even think about that! What a good idea!

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    Wow thats loud!

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    Yes, it is, which is probably why I like it so much.

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    my son in law (16 years & counting in the service) told me when i sent a patriotic looking quilt that military people do not use those quilts- they will hang them on the wall- or fold them up and put them away- but it is just not ok to use it-
    i don't know if it's just him & his group- but the one i sent to him does hang in a special place in a certain building at his (home base)...i've made him a few quilts using camo fabrics- and other fabrics-he uses those- and some of the guys have requested ones like his- but i do not send patriotic- red/white & blue quilts anymore- i save those for local fundraisers- and organizations
    i do not know if it is like that at the va hospitals- that the patients (feel weird) about using one- to my s-i-l it's like sitting on a flag---a big no-no

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