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    have received several pieces of homespun fabrics various sizes, colors, etc. What would be a good pattern to use this type fabric in? (I am trying the bulls eye - circle...and have a lot left over we will see if I can do it - a lot of work and well)... Anyway - I know this fabric was used a very long time ago and would like to have suggestions for pattern to us it in? Most of mine is checks, strips, typical homespun look. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!

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    My mom has a bunch she's going to use in a raw edge rag quilt- I think that's what they're called, you stack a few squares up and sew them so the raw seam edges are on the front of the quilt and fray and fluff up. Like this: http://jubileehomespun.com/Project_I..._Homespun.html
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    I bought a lot of Homespun fabric and it unravels so much.
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    I made a rag quilt for my daughter and son in law for Christmas out of homespun fabric, 24 different patterns I ordered. Sure wish I had found someone who had some leftovers!!

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    I always use homespun for my rag quilts.

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    A classic old type pattern of stars, etc is great for homespuns. If you wish the fabric to look old people usually sew it before washing the fabric. Then once done, you wash the quilt and the fabric shrinks and looks all weathered. Very effective if it's the look you want. Also since homespuns ravel more I would use a wider seam allowance than 1/4 inch for piecing.
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    I would check out Quilters Cache, she has lots of patterns using plaids, etc., perfect for homespuns - you could even use several of her blocks and make it sampler-style - just don't forget to show us when it's done!
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    They make great rag quilts, but I also use them right along with my cottons in scrappy quilts.

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    homespuns quilt

    this is the quilt i made with homespuns- i've made a couple of them now- my brother's love these quilts for some reason
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    I'm collecting some; due to budget it'll be quite a while before I get enough homespun to do the job but I want to make a French Braid quilt. I'm including the link that I've book marked so you can see it. I wouldn't have thought it would be so pretty if I hadn't seen it.
    http://keepyouinstitches.blogspot.co...-tutorial.html
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    wow- just looked at the french braid homespun quilt link---now i want to make one too- that is wonderful!
    i would not have thought homespuns would be a good candidate for a french braid but seeing one really is inspirational! i just love it---hmmmm i wonder how many homespuns i have left??? probably not enough- i used up most of them on my strip home spun quilt in the picture --- i think i will re-think my ideas of what you need to use for a successful french braid
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    Thank you for your replies! I'm excited for Monday to get here so I can begin something new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    wow- just looked at the french braid homespun quilt link---now i want to make one too- that is wonderful!
    i would not have thought homespuns would be a good candidate for a french braid but seeing one really is inspirational! i just love it---hmmmm i wonder how many homespuns i have left??? probably not enough- i used up most of them on my strip home spun quilt in the picture --- i think i will re-think my ideas of what you need to use for a successful french braid
    I never thought that much about homespun until I saw found this link and then I was hooked. I recently was given a few and can't wait until I can collect some more to make one. I think it's a stunning quilt. Who would have ever thought.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I'm collecting some; due to budget it'll be quite a while before I get enough homespun to do the job but I want to make a French Braid quilt. I'm including the link that I've book marked so you can see it. I wouldn't have thought it would be so pretty if I hadn't seen it.
    http://keepyouinstitches.blogspot.co...-tutorial.html
    Thank you for this link! Another quilt I want to make now!!
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    ckcowl I can see way your brothers love these quilts, I love it also.
    romanojg thanks for the link I'm going to try that, love it. But I think I'll use feed sacks.
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    Too Nice

    TY for the compliments on my homespun French Braid quilt! Y'all are so nice!!
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    My guild gave a quilt challenge to make plaids and stars. I made the spider web from Missouri Star Quilt Company using their template and paper and it turned out neat. See what the guild thinks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    this is the quilt i made with homespuns- i've made a couple of them now- my brother's love these quilts for some reason
    I think it would be fun to do a 1600 quilt where the strips were like this. Now I have to figure out if it's possible or not. What's the name of the pattern you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I'm collecting some; due to budget it'll be quite a while before I get enough homespun to do the job but I want to make a French Braid quilt. I'm including the link that I've book marked so you can see it. I wouldn't have thought it would be so pretty if I hadn't seen it.
    http://keepyouinstitches.blogspot.co...-tutorial.html
    oh judy...LOVE it! might have to do that one myself....i have lots of homespuns...this could be a great use of them!

    betsey

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    I put a site up here before for a french braid done in homespun fabrics; alot of people liked it. I'm collecting them now so that I can make one. I had never been interested in french braids or homespuns until I saw this patten.
    http://keepyouinstitches.blogspot.co...-tutorial.html

    Sorry, didn't realize this was an older post and had to reply since I love his pattern.
    Judy

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    Another place for good patterns for homespuns is Buggy Barn. The patterns are easy and kind of folksy, so they look great in homespuns. Very comfy looking, I think.

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