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Thread: easonal fabrics in scrappy quilts

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    Senior Member Cheshirecatquilter's Avatar
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    I have recently been organizing my stash (and loving every minute of ironing, folding, and fondling it all), and thought that I finally have enough variety to make a nice scrappy quilt. My question to the other scrappers is do you include obviously seasonal fabrics such as prints with Santas, jack-o-lanterns, and such?

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    obvios,No. subtle, yes

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    Unless it is a specifically seasonal item I will avoid obviously seasonal fabric. Stars, snowflakes, and hearts would be exceptions.

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    I use a little of everything!

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    depends- if i'm going to make an (all-seasons) scrappy- that shows themes from all year long-i will add holiday/theme fabrics-
    for a more (generic) scrappy i do not unless it is cut so it does not seem to be a specific theme

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    obvios,No. subtle, yes
    ditto

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    I use all fabrics in scrappy quilts.

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    I use a bit of everything. Personally I like looking at scrappies and remembering each fabric !

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    Another scrappy quilt. Great! I have found that if it is a small patch parttern it works. I made a Steps to the Alter which has 1 1/2" pieces. Use anything you have in these styles. It all blends together. The larger the blocks get the more any one fabric can take over the look so I always audition the fabric.

    I put the fabric in paper bags L-M-D and as I pull a piece out I say yes or no to it. back it goes if I don't like it in the spot I'm working on. That's part of the fun. Even Scrappy can be pampered a bit.

    Have fun and post as you go!
    peace :D

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    I use what I like. So yes, even if it's obvious, if I like it, I will use it. Why not?
    :)

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    It depends on how big the pieces and patterns in the fabric are, if is small pieces then the colors/patterns will blend and no one piece will be discerable. The smaller the more they just visually blend together. Its also the general guigleine I have for what I call "ugly" fabrics .. just cut them small and no fabric is ugly.

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    I just use what i like

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    I have a tendency to buy "seasonal" fabrics not "holiday"ones. By being more general in my fabric purchases, I have the freedom to select fabrics based on the colors I wish to use and not be concerned about the print.

    For true scrappy quilts, I use whatever is in my scrap basket. For controlled scrappy quilts, I select from my stash based on color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenK

    ....For true scrappy quilts, I use whatever is in my scrap basket. For controlled scrappy quilts, I select from my stash based on color.
    Ditto.. I use whatever I have scrappy..

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