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Thread: What to do with this??

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    Senior Member LLWinston44's Avatar
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    What to do with this??

    So I've got these three, and I love them, but have NO clue what to do with them. I would love it to look really nice. I don't really like to use fabric just for the sake of using it, but I'm definitely the kind that buys the pattern THEN the fabric. Help!
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    Oh my goodness what lovely fabric! I'd be hard pressed to find the pattern to use them, too. It will come to you eventually.

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    Beautiful fabrics!!!
    I would want to showcase that awesome large print.
    My first thought is either attic window or D9P.

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    Add a soft pink for the background for this one http://artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com...quilt-dad.html
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    If it were mine, I would definitely accentuate the floral print either by adding two sets of triangles around the original square (using the coordinating fabric) or add strips of the coordinating fabric to a square. I don't usually use a pattern but make up my own layouts when I see a certain fabric.
    When I add triangles to all four sides of a square, I take the original square (whatever the size) and add one inch to the measurement of that square to cut a square from the coordinating fabric. I then take the square from the coordinating fabric and cut it corner to corner, thus giving me 4 triangles to add to the original square. After sewing the 1st set of triangles to the square, I would do the same process to get 4 triangles from the second coordinating fabric. Don't know if I am explaining it correctly. Sometimes I know what I mean to say but putting it into words is another story. I would then add a coordinating pink sashing between the squares I have created. Good luck.

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    My first thought was D9P. (Probably because I just finished one with 3 fabrics.)

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    I love all three.
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    Love the fabric.

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    I think it would make a great purse or bag, but then again you didn't say how much yardage you have.

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    I don't have any official pattern recommendations but I do have a couple of easy suggestions.

    How about large squares of the large scale fabric (probably fussy cut the same). Get a yellow and a green to match, use the other 2 fabrics you have and make 4 patches. Depending on what size quilt you're making, you might have to toss in an block or fabric to make it work.
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    Make the top of 4 patches (or 9patches) and use the large scale fabric as your backing! It'll be a TWOFER then! TWO looks FER the price of one!

    Love the fabrics!
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