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Thread: Do you use plaids?

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    Have not used them yet, but am planning to in the farmers wife quilt. God bless.

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    I use them and love them esp the home spuns....

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    I used plaids in a quilt and they look wonderful I made a king size quilt with them. Now let me see if I can send a picture.
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    Marian--that's quite a quilt--and a real beauty. I wonder how long it would take me to do that???

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    No I do not use plaids. Bought a couple to make a barn quilt.
    But just can't get attached to them.

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    why not? I think they are wonderful!

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    I work with lots of plaids and all I do is pull out a thread to square it. The threads are easy to pull out.

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    Ditto!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marian E
    I used plaids in a quilt and they look wonderful I made a king size quilt with them. Now let me see if I can send a picture.
    I just love that quilt, Marian! What's the pattern called?

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    i would not be able to live with the plaids in my quilt if they were not straight in the square, so I avoid them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Do you find that you use plaids very often? Or do avoid them?
    Here is one that I did in plaids for my grandson.
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    Very nice!

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    I have been making a blanket for my husband and I and it uses two different plaid patterns. I don't like how some of them aren't QUITE straight, but oh well. I like the way it looks! I used the same fabrics for a toddler quilt for my son and it looks GREAT.

    I'd say if you find a plaid you like, go for it!

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    I use plaids in scrappy quilts. I use them to create shapes where none exist. Faux piecing. Plaids are pretty cool.

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    Marion and Betty - absolutely love your both quilts. My daughter loves stars and plaid so I''m hoping to make her one with both for Christmas. Maybe the friendship star? not sure and not sure what color for the background

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    I used plaids in this one...here's a link to where I posted pictures before.....I love the way that it pulled the quilt together.....I have several plaids in my stash so I am bound to use it again :-)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41255-1.htm

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    I love plaids and have used them in several of my quilts. I think they add a quaint kind of country charm to certain quilts. I like to use them cut on the diagonal so being not straight is intentional and you don't have to worry about keeping the lines straight.

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    Both post quilts are beautiful. Great inspriration for trying plaids.

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    Betty B,
    That quilt is beautiful!!!

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    Marian E,
    You made a beautiful quilt!! What's the pattern called?

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    I LOVE plaids! I wish I used them more often! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyB
    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Do you find that you use plaids very often? Or do avoid them?
    Here is one that I did in plaids for my grandson.

    I love your Quilt :D

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    The pattern is called Star Window a quilter friend designed the pattern from several patterns and came up with this.

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    I love the quilt you did for your grandson what is the pattern called?

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    I now have 3 bags full of sixe 2x mens plaid shirts from the salvation army store and have bought a bonnie hunter book, but there they all sit, some day...

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