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Thread: Easy pattern for large print fabric/charity

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    Easy pattern for large print fabric/charity

    I have not quite 1 1/3 yards of a polished cotton VIP/Cranston Village Camping/Fishing Fabric. I want to turn it into a twin size charity quilt and want to use the piece as a whole or very few cuts. Can you think of a pattern that would use the piece this way? Maybe some of you have used a large print fabric(like an Asian print) that you didn't want to cut that much, or not at all? What pattern did you use? The only pattern that I could think off the top of my head was something like Shenandoah from Creative Sewlutions(see link).

    http://creativesewlutions.danemcoweb...ct/shenandoah/

    Can any of you think of a pattern maybe you've used or seen on one of the fabric mfg. project pages that would be perfect for something like this? I could spend HOURS on each fabric mfg. site, but I thought if someone here on the board knew right off the top of your head(or very little searching) of a GREAT and easy pattern for large print fabrics for charity work, this would be the place to ask.

    Thanks in advance for all suggestions.

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    There are no rules to quilting. You can do what every you like. You might take a large piece of the fabric and do it as you would a panel. Put borders around it and then maybe make piano keys around it with the same fabric and an alternating color. I have seen this done in books such as Just Can't Cut It. They really are pretty. Use your imagination and go with it!
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    I made shenandoah in a KING size and it turned out wonderfully. I will say tho, that i had to ADD about 10" per side in width for it to fit my mattress!! that was easy enough to do with adding borders..just be aware of that if you do go with that pattern. I think its one of the best there is to show-case a nice print even tho i used a small-scale metallic gold print w/ solid ivory...quite lovely on the bed! the other one is maple island's BQ2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Love this---do you know where to find the pattern?

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    Thanks for the suggestions---I do love the BBQ patterns, also.

    If anybody else has any ideas, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ansew View Post
    Love this---do you know where to find the pattern?
    sorry, you'd have to ask the quilt maker who posted the picture
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    BQ from Mapleislands quilts is a good one. uses 12 inch squares with rectangles around it and every other block is flipped.

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    Look at the no matching seams quilt pattern posted on Links and Resources. I've made two of them and they were super easy and great for large prints.
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    Someone posted a photo in the pictures section of a quilt they had made with a panel, a Timeless Treasures pattern and it was lovely. I found the pattern and then this one was along the same line
    https://ttfabrics.com/cms2015/wp-con...n-Fracture.pdf
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    I have a piece of fabric also not knowing what to o with it. This would be a great pattern for. Thanks for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    Someone posted a photo in the pictures section of a quilt they had made with a panel, a Timeless Treasures pattern and it was lovely. I found the pattern and then this one was along the same line
    https://ttfabrics.com/cms2015/wp-con...n-Fracture.pdf

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    It would look great just as large squares with solid in between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    Someone posted a photo in the pictures section of a quilt they had made with a panel, a Timeless Treasures pattern and it was lovely. I found the pattern and then this one was along the same line
    https://ttfabrics.com/cms2015/wp-con...n-Fracture.pdf
    Thanks---I actually found this pattern today and have it bookmarked. Maybe I can adapt it for a twin size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ansew View Post
    Love this---do you know where to find the pattern?
    It is from the book "All About Strips" Susan Guzman
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    Warm Wishes is a great pattern. You can increase the scale too, without too much math work.
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    I'm working on a donation quilt right now using this very simple pattern that puts the focus on a feature fabric. The pattern is free from MaryQuilts.com. It doesn't get much easier than this...but it's not twin-size. You'd need to add borders.

    http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

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    How about doing a 6-hour quilt? There is a tutorial online by Kaye Wood. I made one, and it is a QAYG project. By adding 2 extra inches to the outside strips, I was able to load it on the frame for FMQ. It came out well.

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    That six hour quilt took me two days! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    It is from the book "All about Strips" by Susan Guzman

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    Love my BQ2 pattern by Maple Island. They go together very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    BQ from Mapleislands quilts is a good one. uses 12 inch squares with rectangles around it and every other block is flipped.
    And if you go to sewingwithnancy.com there are two vidoes to do the big block quilt, 12" square and block ends up 18" each. And easy too. How you lay them out depends on pattern you get in the end, but it is great and FREE directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    Someone posted a photo in the pictures section of a quilt they had made with a panel, a Timeless Treasures pattern and it was lovely. I found the pattern and then this one was along the same line
    https://ttfabrics.com/cms2015/wp-con...n-Fracture.pdf
    I've never seen this one before, but I really love it! Now I'll be looking for a fabric to do this with.

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    I agree this is my go to works great with panels that have 8pics in them

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingbuddy View Post
    I've never seen this one before, but I really love it! Now I'll be looking for a fabric to do this with.
    I love this one too. I have several pieces that will be great for this pattern ---thanks
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    I think I would just put several borders around it. I've made several this way, and, with the right fabric choices, they come out very striking. The borders can be pieced borders, or just contrasting or complimenting fabric.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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