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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan in AK View Post
    What quilt patterns do you make for the men in your life? I would like to make a quilt each for some male family members for Christmas this year. I tried the search engine but must not have phrased it correctly as I didn't get much info on this topic. I liked the search engine on the old board better.
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    I'd think almost any pattern would work for a guy, the main concern would be the choice of colors and fabrics. Thank goodness, batiks are pretty gender neutral in design.
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    I got my email from Free Patterns today & the featured pattern was one designed by a guy for guys. It's neat, too! Here's a link to the pattern --->
    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/free-pattern---wrench-it-up-by-scott-hansen.htm
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    Wow, what wonderful ideas. I am creating my significant other a small lap size quilt or possibly a pillow case using 2" squares of old pillow cases, solid material and a manly fleece remnant I found on sale that has deer, a moose and a bear throughout the fleece. I'm using a buttery yellow, olive color green and thinking of doing a border of dark brown as all of these colors are within the fleece. I plan to use the fleece for the back as well. It is a learning project for me as I am still a newbie but it will be made with love and I'm hoping he is able to see the effort of creating it for him for Father's day.

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    I have one bachelor son who can afford anything he wants, who buys without any female influence. He ALWAYS buys quilts for his beds (3) in simple 12" blocks in beige/tan tones in washable faux suede. No sashing, stitch in the ditch. It sounds boring, but the design element in his bedrooms is not on his bed but on the decoration on his walls. His rooms look like room illustrations in Urban Living.

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    quilt patterns for men...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan in AK View Post
    What quilt patterns do you make for the men in your life? I would like to make a quilt each for some male family members for Christmas this year. I tried the search engine but must not have phrased it correctly as I didn't get much info on this topic. I liked the search engine on the old board better.
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    For my DH's 75th birthday, I made an autograph quilt. All of the kids and grandkids, brothers and sisters and in-laws on both sides signed blocks I had sent in the mail. He loved it, as it is such a keep sake.
    For his 80th Birthday, I made a Civil War Quilt. I had the center for pictures, and quotes from A. Lincoln and pictures of the main battlefields. He loved that also.
    I say go with what he likes the most in reading books, ect, ect. My DH happens to love Civil War and all that goes with it!
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    simple patterns. the fabric makes it male or female

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    I am getting ready to make a rail fence quilt for my BIL, I will use med to dark colors in a scrapppy. I also love the bear claw for men, but haven't made that yet. A turning twenty in a scrappy theme I think will be on my agenda too, maybe for my son.

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    I think most patterns make great quilts for men. To me it's all in the fabrics and colors you choose. Keepsake quilting has some great samples of men appropriate quilts in their little mailer every month. You could also check them out online.

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    I couldn't get the pattern with this link.

    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    I have made hidden wells in masculine colours and I love how it turned out,
    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...FeKriAe8xN34BQ
    Here are the instructions
    http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/hwells.htm

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    I agree that patterns don't need to be specific. It's the fabric you choose. Here are two that I just gave to very special men. If I had used lavender and rose colors on the same patterns, many people would never visualize how they could be made differently to appeal to a man.
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    All quilts for male members of the family. Doesn't seem that one is more popular than another. All very basic.Name:  Boots and Polly Quilt.jpg
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    The quilts I made for my DH, DS, DSIL, and DGS have been regular patterns (Trip Around the World, Fences, Lady of the Lake), but made with more masculine fabrics, like navys, deep reds, dark greens, etc. They loved them. In fact, my DS has moved into a modern penthouse condo in downtown Atlanta and has asked for a new quilt in a modern pattern and fabrics.

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    Almost any block pattern except floral blocks should work in masculine colors - blue, green, brown, black. Yellow can work for accents. I would agree to stay away from feminine fabrics, mainly stay away from floral fabrics. So, autumn colors would work, maple block, others have suggested bear pay, that works, most stars would work. Depending on the man, sports theme, car theme fabrics might work.

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