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Thread: To Butterfly or Not To Butterfly

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    My DGG (14 yrs old) is entered her first quilt in a local contest and can't decide if she wants to add the butterfly buttons. Need another opinion. Thanks for your suggestions. The fabric pattern is stripes and butterflies.

    This is the butterfly quilt
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    This is a sample of one of the butterfly buttons
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    I vote for the Butterfly:)

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    I think they would be cute. Go for it!
    It's a beautiful quilt and well done.

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    Yes! Very nice quilt and the buttons are a great finishing touch.

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    Yes, put the butterfly buttons on. She has done
    a wonderful job on this quilt and I hope she wins.

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    Wonderful job

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    Yes, the butterfly buttons are adorable.

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    I don't see why not. i just dug in my cabinet and noticed I have snowflake buttons, fall leaves and tiny gingerbread men buttons i must do something with.

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    Add the butterflies! I did a jar quilt once with bug fab. Didn't worry so much about placement of bug buttons...just sewed where the dropped. She made such a cute quilt. Job well done. Does she have a fab stash yet? Oh...maybe worm buttons too?

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    YES

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    Yes, add the butterfly buttons. She also did a great job on the quilt! :)

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    Good luck to the granddaughter!

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    Yes.

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    Add the buttons

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    If this is considered a "to be used by a person" quilt - I would say "no" to the butterflies.

    If it is a "wall quilt" - then I would say "yes" to the butterfly buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    Yes! Very nice quilt and the buttons are a great finishing touch.
    ditto

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    Absolutely go with the butterflies! She did a fantastic job!

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    Great job! It's a wonderful quilt.

    I'm also for the butterfly buttons!

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    I say to butterfly!

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    Butterflies are cute!

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    If this is for someone over 5 years in age, the buttons will add a nice touch of flair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY
    Yes, put the butterfly buttons on. She has done
    a wonderful job on this quilt and I hope she wins.
    Ditto!

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    Love the quilt and the butterflies are cute but not if its for a small child.

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    She is entering it in a show, so I would say sew them on for now, and if they get to be a problem later if used, they can be removed. Generally, I don't care for butterflies, but these are actually kind of cute, and match the fabric. They could be sprinkled all over, on the sashing, etc.

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    Cool! Hope she wins! add the butterflies! Don't forget the hanging sleeve and label for the back of the quilt.

    Julia

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