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    I am doing the pinwheel project and the material I had bought was not what the sticker said..I could not get it to work for anything..But, thankfully to some very wonderful people on this board I was able to get the material to work..Which made my daughter very very happy..But, in the mean time I felt very bad for my daughter because she had her heart set on that material that she picked out so I went to the store and picked up this material to do her a quilt in..She really likes skulls so I figured she would love it..NO..She hates it LOL..Now I have no idea what I am going to do with this material..Its 2 yards..Guess next time I will shop only for me :-D
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    I inherited some of this in some scraps and I'm with you, don't know what to do with it. Maybe make a girls purse, you know slouch purse and sell it. I don't have enough to do it and thank you no, I don't want anymore of it. Best of luck with it. ((and with your daughter))

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    I inherited some of this in some scraps and I'm with you, don't know what to do with it. Maybe make a girls purse, you know slouch purse and sell it. I don't have enough to do it and thank you no, I don't want anymore of it. Best of luck with it. ((and with your daughter))

    Blessings, Ruth
    That is an idea..Thank you :-)

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    i think it's fun fabric. a bit of a hoot, really. :-)

    use it for an irish chain with heart motifs in the big blank blocks. slap that sucker up on ebay. i'll bet it sells the day you post it.

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    It reminds me of the 'rock' group Guns and Roses, but I'm old and it isn't my era. You are right it can be fun.

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    One Block Wonder or a Stack N Whack maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i think it's fun fabric. a bit of a hoot, really. :-)

    use it for an irish chain with heart motifs in the big blank blocks. slap that sucker up on ebay. i'll bet it sells the day you post it.
    I like that idea too :D ..I am so glad that I posted this, now my mind is in gear and I do not feel so bad about spending the money for fabric that I could not use..Thank you all :D

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    My cousin makes welders hats & would love this! It would sell like hot cakes! But if not a purse, why not fussy cut the hearts & skulls & put a solid red or lime green border around each one. Would take lots of fussy cutting but worth it in the long run if she likes it

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    I see your problem...... I'd have a difficult time with it, too.

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    Trade it with some one on the board.

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    Looks like Grateful Dead fabric to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Trade it with some one on the board.
    what she said - one quilter's trash is another quilter's treasure!

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    Someone would love to have it but sadly, it's not me :) Pocketbooks and grocery bags or totes may be a good idea.

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    Keep it for next year's UGLY scrap fabric challenge, I'm just saying!!!

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    OBW would make it unrecognizable---why dont you try one to see what it looks like--or post it here to sell!
    Pretty sure someone wanted skulls a while back

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    This fabric isn't my cup of tea either. Maybe something with old pirate ships could bring out its beauty?

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    If you feel like selling it, PM me. I have a brother (42) and a couple of baby nephews that love all things Pirate. I could probably do something with it for them.

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    Diane Lynne wrote: "honest opinion about this fabric" .

    BARF, BARF. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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    you could easily make a strip tube quilt, using complimentary colors and it would minimized the 'unique' look it has.

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    All fabric is beautiful, but sometimes you have to cut it into very small pieces before you will like it. For me, this one would have to be cut very small indeed, but some people will love it as it is.

    I think the scale is probably too small for OBW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    It reminds me of the 'rock' group Guns and Roses, but I'm old and it isn't my era. You are right it can be fun.
    Yes, have to agree on that! Really sort of grows on you if you really look at it. It would look great in an I Spy quilt but then that would not use up much of it.

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    You can always make doggie quilts for the animal shelter or animal rescue organization. I'm sure Fido would love it. Actually I can see little boys loving it at Head Start or some such place.

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    Just had another brain storm. Do you know any serious bikers (I mean motor cycle black leather types)?

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    Maybe it wouldn't be so bad as a stack and whack, it looks like it has a small repeat, looks like you might have 8 repeats which would make a small quilt.

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    This is just a thought, but if you made a quilt like Yelow Brick Road or Turning Twenty and toned this fabric down a little with more black and maybe some gray and a little red as the other fabrics, it might just work.

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