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Thread: Help! I'm looking for fabric with lurchers on!

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    Hello!

    Has anyone seen anything like this?

    I want to make a very good friend a lap quilt using the stack n whack kaleidoscope method and she breeds lurcher dogs.

    If anyone sees any around, please let me know. Ideally a medium print with a large repeat of the pattern.

    Thanks!

    K x

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    I have never heard of Lurcher. Had to Google it.
    Guess ya learn something new everyday, huh?

    But, I don't have any doggie fabric. :(

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    Sorry - I wasn't scrounging! I want to buy it, I need 4 or 5 yards depending on the repeat. A lurcher is a cross between a greyhound or wolfhound and a collie. Here's a link http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images15...PhotoPenny.JPG

    They differ quite a lot but my friend's look something like this. I know it's a long shot but I got a bee in my bonnet and thought one of you may have seen something on your travels!

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    Thanks Loretta - I hadn't found that one, yes I've been a-googlin'! Had a look, some greyhounds but only b&w. I might have to go with a generic doggy fabric but I'm not ready to give up on lurchers just yet! Thanks again for your help!

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    Here's a website with alot of dog fabric:

    http://www.jandofabrics.com/products...5&viewall=True

    Hopefully you can find something here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Oh thanks- was it as beauiful as ever? green rolling hills? I want to buy a ticket right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes, makes me a bit homesick BUT lots of traffic and a lady tried to pinch my purse in a sewing shop - that doesn't happen here so glad to be home in France!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    Here's a website with alot of dog fabric:

    http://www.jandofabrics.com/products...5&viewall=True

    Hopefully you can find something here!
    Thanks bearpaw - found that one! :D

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    K, just looked up what a lurcher is. I have never heard of them. What a neat looking dog, and from what I read, they are fun and loving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    K, just looked up what a lurcher is. I have never heard of them. What a neat looking dog, and from what I read, they are fun and loving.
    Ducky, my friend's dogs are lovely! They are classed often as poacher's dogs and people worry that they'll chase everything that moves because of the hound in them but not Ash and Maisie (his Mum)! They live with a cat and are wonderful with kids and other dogs alike. I would love to have one but there is a lot of prejudice against them here in rural France -my DH (who hunts with the locals) says that he has heard farmers will shoot them on sight, it's certainly illegal to hunt with them. So I daren't risk it. :cry:

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    HAD to check this thread because I had no idea what a "lurcher" was. Cute dog, love the fuzzy face. :lol:

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    Sorry - got no idea about fabric, but I love the name. Better than Grollie or Woollie.

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    I had never heard of a lurcher. Cute dog. Very unusual. Hope you can find some fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Sorry - got no idea about fabric, but I love the name. Better than Grollie or Woollie.
    :lol:

    K x

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    After lots of googling, still no lurchers so think I'll have to go for general doggy fabric; what I need is something with a large pattern repeat - preferably about 24" which isn't easy to find, most are 8 - 12"; and a background with some movement rather than completely plain is good too. Don't ask for much, do I? :D Oh, and I'd prefer realistic dogs rather than cartoony ones! So if anyone comes across anything, I'd be eternally grateful for info!

    Thanks all,

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    K, I have to run to Ben Franklins tomorrow.
    I'll take a check there and see what there is for dogs. Sometimes there are some cool prints.

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    K, I tried snooping for some for you too:)Sorry, no luck. I was wondering if you thought of doing dog bone, paw prints, etc for dogs instead of the exact breed? There are many lines of doggie 'things' fabrics. Great colors too!:)Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    K, I have to run to Ben Franklins tomorrow.
    I'll take a check there and see what there is for dogs. Sometimes there are some cool prints.
    Thanks Terri!

    K x

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    Here's a link to something with tigers

    http://www.jandofabrics.com/Uploads/...28647_full.jpg

    It would be perfect if they were dogs - the repeat is quite wide and the images are larger than 3" which means when I cut the triangles to make my hexagons, I'll chop into the pictures, which is what you want! Also the backgound is busy and there are spaced out patches of different colours. The repeat seems to be about 12" if you count from the top of the rock on the lower right to the same rock at top middle. You need to cut 6 full repeats to get sets of six identical triangles which make up into hexagons, so for a 12" repeat, you would need at least 72" of fabric plus plenty of fudge allowance! For such a short repeat, you would make two stacks so a total of 144" ie 4 yards. The book says to get 4 1/2 yards. According to my instructions, the best is a 24" repeat but these are hard to come by! Maybe I can convince my friend to breed tigers instead of lurchers?! :D


    Sorry to be so picky but it won't work otherwise! Thanks everyone for looking!

    K x

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    Wish I could help ya' K....I don't have any stores near me to look..but I am going to Wally world today..and they still have fabric. I'm betting though that they won't have any. I'll peek in that dept. to see though :lol:

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    Thanks Patti - I'm googlin away here til smokes comin out of the puter - here's a link to a supply list for a class which explains the process pretty well, in case anyone's interested http://www.pioneerquiltersguild.org/...k%20supply.pdf

    The book she refers to is the one I have.

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    k - are you sure this isn't a shaggy dog story?

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    Lurchers seem to be an obscure breed and I don't hold out any hope at all that you will find this fabric. I would consider a generic dog pattern instead. Perhaps you could do something personal about Lurchers on the back of the quilt where the signature would be. I haven't tried it myself, but photos printed on fabric seem to be common now- perhaps one of the owner's dog with a sentiment about the breed. I feel that would be very personal and unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyBee
    Lurchers seem to be an obscure breed and I don't hold out any hope at all that you will find this fabric. I would consider a generic dog pattern instead. Perhaps you could do something personal about Lurchers on the back of the quilt where the signature would be. I haven't tried it myself, but photos printed on fabric seem to be common now- perhaps one of the owner's dog with a sentiment about the breed. I feel that would be very personal and unique.
    Good idea CIndy...espec the 'personal' part...! Maybe print off a picture of her baby or etc if she had more then one and make a personal quilt.Wouldn't that be fun and what a surprise!:)Just an idea..:)Skeat

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    Yes Cindy, I'm resigned to using a doggy fabric - nice idea about the back!

    LOL BW!!!

    K x

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    maybe the back could be faux (that's french for fake LOL) fur that sort of looks like lurcher-fur? :roll:

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