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Thread: The Fabric Museum

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    I have established my own fabric museum. It is cuts of fabric that are just too beautiful/special to cut into. Oh I buy them with every intention of using them but ..... when the sissors or rotary cutter is in my hand ..... I just can not do it. And... it feels as though no project will ever be "worthy" of such a magnificant fabric.
    The "museum" has gotten a bit larger over the years , and a few pieces have lost there "museum" status. My question(s) is What's in your museum? and what is the oldest piece, and how did it arrive at its special status in your stash? Under what circumstances would you actually cut into the piece(s)?

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    oh my, have you cut any fabric yet to make any projects???

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    oh my, have you cut any fabric yet to make any projects???
    I have indeed hope these "show up". Many more but I do manage to cut up may share of fabric.

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    oh wow they are gorgeous

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    I can relate to that. For some I have found the right project, but I still have many I can never cut. I also find myself going into the cabinet and looking for a backing, but end up upset at myself because I find everything too beautiful for the back and want to save it for a front to be used "eventually"

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    Wonderful quilts. Soooo pretty.

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    WOW!!! Your quilts are stunning!!! You really know how to use color :D:D:D

    My first pieces were batiks... I don't think I will ever be able to cut a few of them :roll: And there are many more since then :lol::lol::lol:

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    Lori S your quilts are cool!, thanks for sharing!

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    Holy Smokes!!!!!!!! Those are absolutely beautiful!
    I am drooling all over my keyboard!

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    I have never seen quilts that are just soooo awesome. I would be way to scared to even attempt one of those. I want almost instant gratification. I like a challenge but that is way to challenging for me. Of course I'm only working on my second quilt. The one I am working on right now was challenging for me only because it's a queen size not because it's that intricate. You go girl:)

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    Your quilts are absolutely stunning & the colors are awesome!

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    Wow, your quilts are wonderful!

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    GASP! Those are amazing.

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    I'm blown away by the beauty of your quilts.

    Are they your design? Carol

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    Lori, they are exquisite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am truly speechless :D
    My oldest fabric is a gorgeous piece from the 1860's in pristine condition. I need to get it out and post it.
    Thanks for sharing! U do amazing work!!!!!!!

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    I really really like the first one. Where can I get the pattern. Your colors are perfect. All your quilts are lovely but I'm drawn to the first one

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    Lori, all three are absolutely breathtaking. Can you give us the names of the patterns at least? I can find it with the name. COngrats on beautiful quilts. I have a huge "fabric museum myself" those fabrics I bought because I liked them and could not bring myself to cut them. One day another match will come up and I will do it. I don't have nay really old fabric. I do have a piece in a bag that says it is 1920 and original flour sack. SO I kept it in the plastic bag. Please let us know the name of the patterns. Thank you.

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    Those are amazing quilts!! I don't have a museum yet. I only have enough fabric to make one quilt right now. :(

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    The patterns are:
    First quilt - Twisted Bargello by Chris Timmins
    Comment - it was surisingly easy once I got into the pattern
    Second Quilt - Is by Dereck Lockwood
    Comment - It was listed as fast and easy ( thought he had some brillaint method) it was a very very long process , as each square ends up only 1/2 inch finished. It is done in strips but it is still very time consuming.
    Third Quilt - Is "joy" by Jacqueline de Jonge
    Comment - It is a Dutch pattern, I found the intructions to be a bit ...less than perfect ( I think the person who translated was not a sewer) it is paper pieced , but at the time I purchased the pattern none of the papers were included or available for purchase. It said to trace all of the units. I did e- mail the artist and she told me they have since worked to include the papers. Note if you do purchase the pattern with out the papers . the patterns included are on European size paper , it will require a Copier that takes big paper ( Kinkos did not want to copy becuase each sheet of traceable pattern had a copyright stamped on it). She has many fabulous designs , but do make sure you get the papers( with the design printed on them) included for paper piecing, or want to deal with making the papers. Her designs are not for a beginner/new paper piecer.

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    I absolutely LOVE the first one!! How did you ever keep them all straight? Fantastic.

    To answer your question, the oldest was about 6 yrs when I finally cut into it. Hurt like the dickens, but I did it. Now that I have used some of it, I don't feel so bad.

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    Lori, if these are the quilts made with your so-so fabrics, I can't wait to see what you can do with the museum pieces.

    Your work is stunning!

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    The "museum" has gotten a bit larger over the years , and a few pieces have lost there "museum" status. My question(s) is What's in your museum? and what is the oldest piece, and how did it arrive at its special status in your stash? Under what circumstances would you actually cut into the piece(s)?[/quote]

    several narrow Japanese fabrics that I alternate on a bedroom wall - had planned to cut, but just can't

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    Oh, it is so difficult, but I try to leave the museum in the store. My home display is less than wonderful and no showpiece should gather dust. But, it is terribly distracting when those museum articles shout from the shelves and it takes every bit of willpower to drag your eyes from them.

    But, if I thought I might end up with a creation as lovely as yours, a piece or two might travel home with me.

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    I don't have a museum, yet. Those quilts are absolutely STUNNING. I love your colors and the design. :thumbup:

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    Your quilts are beautiful. I understand what you are saying though. I have some fabric I just keep to love and touch.

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