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

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

Old 06-28-2015, 08:56 AM
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I have never done this, but one of the ladies in our Monday group used a large print with coordinating colors to make a log cabin with wonky blocks that made a diagonal stripe across the quilt and it was simply gorgeous. I bet this would work that way too.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:25 AM
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I think you could cut it as a panel for the center of the bed top, then surround it with pieced borders using that print and coordinating fabrics. Perhaps only 2 or 3 borders so the center panel would be large. Next I would add a solid border, maybe in the blue, then use your print again for the drop; then bind in the blue or whatever color you used for the solid border.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:29 AM
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What about a BQ pattern (Maple Island) or check out some other large print patterns? Sandy Turner has a book on large prints.

If you do applique, what about using it as background fabric for a medallion?
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:31 AM
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The photo posted by jclinganrey is similar to what I have in mind only I would only use a couple borders then make the drop, or outer 5 borders of her photo using your lovely print whole.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:25 AM
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BQ2 by Maple Island makes a really large 18" quilt block.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:07 AM
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The fabric is so pretty that I'd hate to cut into it. I'd use it for a backing too.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:32 AM
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I would just border it with coordinating fabrics and use the rest on the back. That is beautiful fabric. I think the less cutting you do the prettier the quilt will be!
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:47 AM
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Several of my friends have used the Shenandoah pattern with large prints for a stunning quilt - http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...ndoah/#color:1
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:54 AM
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Use it whole and use the design lines as quilt lines. Any extra fabric can be used for frame drapes on each side of a sheer panel, even if they have blinds? I just went back and looked at your possible fabrics and thought the reddish one would be great. Consider a thin pinstripe (folded, flat, or corded) of it between the center and side panel, and the binding? It would have a designer feel to it. It could become the accent color for their room. A throw pillow of that color would be wonderful with it.

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Old 06-28-2015, 12:22 PM
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Way too pretty to cut up, or to hide on the back, whole cloth in three pieces as mentioned is the route I'd go.
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