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Old 08-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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What is "cheater fabric" or a cheater's panel?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:07 PM
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I think it means fabric printed with a design that looks like patchwork.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:30 PM
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I like it for backing as most I have come 108".
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:28 AM
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or it could be a panel with a printed design so that if you quilt around the design, it looks like you made an appliqued quilt.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:01 AM
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I made one out of cheater cloth from walmart. It had small stars all over it and I hand quilted it . Turned out beautiful. My MIL was a quilter and she couldn't tell from a short distance that it was cheater.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:58 AM
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And they're great to embellish for a front door hanging for the holidays.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:25 PM
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They make quick and easy gifts!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:34 PM
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i am going to jump right in here & be CRABBY! what a HORRIBLE- NEGATIVE term to apply to a wonderful useful piece of fabric!
i have never understood the whole (negative- CHEATER) reference some people place on panals- I have made some absolutely beautiful- expensive quilts using panal fabrics- i did not CHEAT- i worked hard- and created a beautiful item- which took many hours- it is no different than using any other piece of printed fabric- in my mind-anyone who considers a panal a cheater- should not be using anything except solids- ever- they should not even look at a print fabric.
there is no reason to place something so negative on a valuable resource....and panals can become fabulous quilts and other items- just like the other fabrics we use-
ok- off my soap-box for today-
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:48 PM
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Here are a bunch of "cheater clothes" so you can see what they are.

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:55 PM
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Another source of 'cheater' fabric can be your scanner/computer/printer. I did a king size variation on 54-40 where I scanned my first block (with a white center block), reduced it down to the size of my center square, and then printed up a bunch of reduced blocks and I used as them as part of the center squares on all the blocks in the quilt. When I machine quilted it, I stitched along where the seam lines would have been on the center block.

(in the photo, the printed fabric is lighter than in real life)
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