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Help! Large Print fabric what to make????

Help! Large Print fabric what to make????

Old 06-28-2015, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
Be sure to prewash decorator fabric! It shrinks about twice as much as regular cotton. I would also use 3/8" seam allowance. I have a jacket I made with decorator fabrics using 1/4" SA, and it came apart in several places. Just food for thought.

It's very beautiful fabric! Good luck with your project.
I was a home dec sewer before I became a quilter, and I made lots of duvet covers for customers. Read the selvege, it may say "Dry Cleaning Recommended". If this is the case, and if you wash it first, which I would agree with absolutely, you will definitely find it shrinking a lot, and the colors may change a bit. But most times the nice shiny finish will be lost. My suggestion would be to wash a piece of it first, treating it the same way you would if it was a quilt. See how you like the outcome before you go to all that trouble.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:44 AM
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I saw this quilt somewhere on the Internet & saved the picture because I thought is is perfect for a large print.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:54 AM
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Here's a link I bookmarked for a large print fabric I didn't want to cut up. I think it would be very pretty with your fabric. If you have enough fabric, you could use it as the backing.

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Old 06-28-2015, 04:36 AM
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I got this off Pinterest but thought some of the flowers would work well for this idea:

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Old 06-28-2015, 04:52 AM
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Stick to your guns, do not cut that fabric up, it is too beautiful to dissect it. The three panel solution is perfect and just think how much fun it will be to quilt around those large motifs.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:59 AM
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I would make a Stack 'n' Whack out of it and if you have enough also put it on the back.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:09 AM
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Tartan has a wonderful idea. I would use that.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:19 AM
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I bought a book titled "Just Can't Cut It!" by Pamela Mostek specifically for a gorgeous fabric I'd found that I wanted to keep largely intact. If you can find a copy (try your library, or her website) it has some good ideas. I really like the framed center panel and scalloped edge.
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:17 AM
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Another thought is to make a duvet cover
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Pretty fabric! I might do a pieced front using colours from the print (maybe Warm Wishes)and use that print on the back. I would then machine quilt from the backing following the design.
Exactly what I was thinking!
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