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Old 03-29-2010, 10:03 AM
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I am in love with all the 1930's reproduction fabrics and have begun a small stash of them. I am buying 1 yard pieces in various colors and prints and have about 15 yards so far. Is there a particular pattern or block that these would look best in?

It would need to be fairly simple because I am a somewhat beginning quilter.

I am also trying to convince myself to start on Sun Bonnet Sue for my DD using the repro fabrics. That is where I fell in love with them. I have a small collection of 1/4 yard prints for the Sue quilt.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:05 AM
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I love fans and Dresden plates done in 30's fabs. Lots of patterns they look good in.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by thequilterslink
I love fans and Dresden plates done in 30's fabs. Lots of patterns they look good in.
I love these too for the 30's fabric.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:14 PM
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I adore bow ties and pinwheels done in '30's fabrics.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:48 PM
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I have seen a great 30's quilt with alternating 9-patch and hourglass blocks.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:02 PM
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Sorry I can't help much. I have about 35 fat quarters that I would LOVE to make a grandmothers flower garden out of but I am scared to cut the fabric, instead it sits in my bedroom closet!
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:05 PM
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I agree with redquilter-Bowties and pinwheels look great in those fabrics.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:14 PM
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I like dresdens, LOVE 30s repros and am currently doing a Dear Jane in all 30s!!
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Our Quilt group, the Fat Quarter Quilters, have just finished a quilt to be raffled off at our fair in August, and it is ALL from 30's fabrics and has been done in a SAMPLER Quilt. They have even added a couple 12 1/2 inch blocks that have been embroidered. It is the most gorgeous quilt I have seen in a long time. You can never go wrong making a sampler quilt with those fabrics. Joanie
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:21 PM
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Churndash also looks very nice done in 30's reprodiction fabrics.
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