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Thread: fabric too pretty to cut

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I have some fabric that was given to me for Christmas that really is too pretty to cut. I have researched the pattern by that name....Too Pretty to Cut...but I am not sure that is what I want to do with it.

    Does anyone have a favorite pattern that uses large pieces of one fabric? I have two yards of fabric. The print is large.

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    This was posted today, and I thought it was a great (and easy) pattern for large scale prints:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-161798-1.htm

    Much more effective than making a same-old D9P.

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    Oh, I like that! Thanks.

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    No but I have fabric to pretty to cut.

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    Maple Island quilts has a BQ pattern that looks great with quite a large pattern piece.

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    This is a great pattern for fabrics you don't want to cut.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina
    Oh, I like that! Thanks.

    I like it too; very pretty quilt.
    Awesome job to the maker of the quilt.

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    Here's a slide show I made that lets u use large squares in each block . Puzzle box is also very pretty and has a nice size center in each block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    This was posted today, and I thought it was a great (and easy) pattern for large scale prints:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-161798-1.htm

    Much more effective than making a same-old D9P.
    oh yes, i remember that one. it would be perfect

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    have you looked at the living large pattern book. It is by Heather Mulduar Peterson. I used it for a quilt where I was in love with the fabric.

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    I purchased the pattern "Just Can't Cut It".
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    Sorry, I was trying to reply to Zhillslady to comment how pretty that quilt is

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    You could use most of the piece for the center of the quilt and then put boarders on it and quilt a nice stitching design on it and that would show off that pretty fabric.

    Or you could use those stretch frames and stretch it on and use it for wall art.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I am close to a decision, I think. :)

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    I like the "turning twenty" for larger prints.

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    You could treat it as a panel and put coordinating blocks around it...google panel quilts for ideas!

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    There is a book called Just Can't Cut It: Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics.

    My sister just finished a BQ Quilt shown below.
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    I seem to have the same problem but last week I just cut one of those too pretty to use .

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