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    My daughter was married last September and she made all her bridesmaids, candle lighter etc dresses and had her dress made by a very close friend. It was awesome!! Anyway now we have a LOT of leftover burgandy, hunter green and white satin since they bought a bolt of each. I was thinking that these would make a beautiful quilt, but not sure which pattern to use. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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    Wow! I am sure others on the board can give you some cool ideas!

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    Are the burgandy and green solids ? What type of fabric is the green and burgandy ? There are so many patterns to choose from. Have you checked quilterscache.com?

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    they are all solid and all satin, all the same weight so they should sew well together, although they will slide!

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    Sounds like the start of a crazy quilt!

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    Would you be able to do a bergello? I know it takes a zillion colors but the ones you have mentioned are vivid and the bergello (to me) is all about 'vivid' colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Sounds like the start of a crazy quilt!

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    I agree, they would make a lovely crazy quilt!

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    if you get maybe a yard of a couple of different colors of satin then you can make a lovely quilt of many different colors. You could probably make a baby quilt ;-) hint hint to your lovely daughter. hehe. I would suggest not too fancy to be a wall hanging but maybe a wedding type of quilt for their bed? or even a spare bed?

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    what flowers did she use? Maybe you could find a satin with a print of the flower to make a 4th and that would inspire you.

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    Possibly use a different fabric for the backing so it will stay on the bed? Those colors are going to make a beautiful quilt :D:D:D

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    Have you ever looked at the Love Letters pattern? Since it was from her wedding I thought it might be appropriate - may even as gifts

    http://quiltwoman.com/Love-Letters-Quilt-Pattern.aspx

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    Did she have a theme or anything that might help pick out a pattern ? Like my sons was butterflies ? trying to think of something that would be a really neat pattern :lol:

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    this is going to sound really odd, but with her being a western Kansas farm girl it worked. Her dress had a 12 foot train trimed with the hunter green and lace and beads (which i made with my embroidery machine). The groomsmen wore western tux jackets with black wranglers and cowboy boots. Even the bride wore cowboy boots. Not sure what theme you would go with there! Royal Princess or cowgirl.

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    Sounds like a beautiful wedding!

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    I'd definitely go with a crazy quilt, but as amma posted a different fabric on the back so it doesn't slide off the bed!

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    I love those colors. I'd look at some Amish quilt patterns-the large diamond comes to mind when I picture those colors together; or the Roman stripe pattern. JMHO!

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    First, is it washable? You may need to iron it onto some stablizer too.

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    CRAZY QUILT BLOCKS!!!!

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    If you have a sewing machine with decorative stitches, the satins would make a beautiful crazy quilt. Use the decorative stitches and beautiful metallic threads.

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    Whatever you do, use stabelizer on these fabrics or you will go mad. Preferably, the iron on type. Good luck-sound like a wonderful project. Don't forget to share with pictures.

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    This love letters pattern is darling. It's very different.

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    Maybe a wedding ring quilt for their anniversy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanna
    this is going to sound really odd, but with her being a western Kansas farm girl it worked. Her dress had a 12 foot train trimed with the hunter green and lace and beads (which i made with my embroidery machine). The groomsmen wore western tux jackets with black wranglers and cowboy boots. Even the bride wore cowboy boots. Not sure what theme you would go with there! Royal Princess or cowgirl.
    How about using the Prairie Queen block. Fairly simple, could be made in any size.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PrairieQueenBlock.html
    is one example with instructions.

    Have fun,
    Pati, in Phx

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    You could put a lightweight fusible stabilizer on the back of the satin before cutting the block pieces. I think that would make piecing it much easier.

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    1) What are the satins like? Washable? What weight?

    2) How about pillowcaes?

    3) Satins I've worked with tend to ravel a LOT. I'd be very worried about the seams fraying in a quilt.

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