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    Talking boy need advice

    My son's friend is having their first baby in November. The theme is retro/antique toys . I would love to make them a quilt. Anyone see any fabric or some ideas for me. I'm at a loss PLEASE help!!!

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    Found this on etsy. You could use each square in a block and surround it with matching fabrics. http://www.etsy.com/listing/15290047...-jane-look-and
    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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    Maybe do this one is stripes. http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/25011
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Found this on etsy. You could use each square in a block and surround it with matching fabrics. http://www.etsy.com/listing/15290047...-jane-look-and
    Wow! That is perfect!!! Do you like it, Debbie?

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    I think I like the first one better - brighter colors.

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    Both those fabrics have retro toys in them and are perfect for you. But at $8/yd. for the first one and $18/yd. for the second one, I'd be purchasing the first one, for sure.

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    I love the "Play Days" pattern from Bunny Hill! http://www.bunnyhilldesigns.com/stor...?product=playd

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    Try eBay they have some retro toys look below the closed section . Also try: http://warmbiscuit.com/fabricsall1.html
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    Try your local fabric shops and ask for retro fabric selections and patterns.
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    Oh my that fabric would be perfect. I have been searching for fabric for 3 days and never found anything. never bought from etsy. Will hope the fabric is still there till friday when i have the $$$ to get it. THANKS SO MUCH!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    Try your local fabric shops and ask for retro fabric selections and patterns.
    unfortunitly we have NO fabric shoip around here

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    Just found out they are having a Boy!! They are so excited since trying for so long to have a child of there own. want to make some goodies for them as a surprise.

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    Here's an idea: http://www.favequilts.com/Quilts-For...Quilt-for-Baby

    It's quick, rather striking, but so personal! (You could use repro fabrics, modern fabrics or whatever colors the parents want.) In addition to the name, or in place of it, applique on a silhouette of a rocking horse. (Google "rocking horse silhouette.") I don't know why I find the rocking horse idea so appealing, but you could easily add, instead, a ball, a train engine or a few blocks, whatever strikes your fancy... THe silhouette doesn't have to be huge and it could be put in center or at angle off center...just play with a paper cut-out first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieoh View Post
    My son's friend is having their first baby in November. The theme is retro/antique toys . I would love to make them a quilt. Anyone see any fabric or some ideas for me. I'm at a loss PLEASE help!!!

    Why not an I SPY quilts. There are tons of novelty fabrics. Ought to be easy to decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Maybe do this one is stripes. http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/25011
    love this one. I think I'd cut the strips one shy of a full set and start the next set after that. Add plenty of co-ordinating fabric.
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    Love the Jane fabric. It would lend itself well to a Warm Wishes or anything like that. I used a piece of Dick and Jane to do a child's quilt for a special charity. Most of the pictures show the children with some type of toy. Good luck in whatever you choose to do.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    Fat Cat Patterns has some cute blocks -- cars, trucks, trains. The patterns are for fusible applique. Another suggestion is to look for coloring books with antique cars, etc., that you can use for patterns.

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    This is a cool panel...I see lots of possibilities..what a fun theme to work with...please post photo when done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Maybe do this one is stripes. http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/25011
    Well, the footer to this one did not come up in the quote, but it is really cute!

    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.

    And besides, a woman has a right to change her mind anytime. That is why women have the cleanest minds in the world.
    GramMER to eighteen, plus two great-granddaughters and four adopted greats soon we hope!

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    I absolutely love the first one!

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    Once you find your fabrics which will probably be limited in numbers, consider doing a Disappearing Nine patch. I particularly like the one from LynBrown.com called Magic twist and Stitch 9 patch. I used it for a super heros quilt for my grandson and put a superhero in each plain block and then used coordinating colors for the others. It turned out very well.

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    The first thought that came to my mind was an airplane block.

    http://www.quiltzine.com/printblocks30.html
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    How FAR retro do you need to go? 1980's, 1950's, 1930's or into the 1800's. Is there some agreement about what the term means?

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    If you embroider, obtain an old coloring book, copy the pictures, make some blocks to embroider and the spacer blocks in your favorite pattern.

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