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Thread: I hate stripes

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    Braving it, I used stripes. three are straight across, one is a little diagonal, dang it. Too much trouble and probably impossible to un-sew. I need the galloping horse for sure. Does anybody else avoid them like I do?

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    The trick is to use them all wonky or all on the bias.

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    I love stripes. haven't used them much though. but love them.
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    Count me in on the side of not liking stripes!

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    Most people avoid them, but I seek them out. You'll notice that they are always on the clearance shelves at quilt stores.
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    Oh my this moves on me. Or am I dizzy??? lol love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I love stripes. haven't used them much though. but love them.

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    JenniePenny - your quilt is amazing - you certainly have and "eye".
    I've only used stripes is a scrappy quilt. Recently used a piece of fabric.. baby blue background with a sort of star design in lines making it a striped fabric. Not lined up so very disappointing but learned my lesson to check design in the future when dealing with stripe-type pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    Most people avoid them, but I seek them out. You'll notice that they are always on the clearance shelves at quilt stores.
    The fabric you choose for this quilt is a very high quality. Its stripe is very true to the grain. Just one of the reasons I like Peggy Toole ( Kaufman) fabrics. I buy them when I find them. It really makes working with stripes a pleasure rather than a real pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I love stripes. haven't used them much though. but love them.
    I don't know how you did it but it's awesome.

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    I think they make awesome bindings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    The trick is to use them all wonky or all on the bias.
    I agree, right from the start :wink:

    Stripes and plaids drive me batty and I am picky about the patterns I choose to use them in :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    Most people avoid them, but I seek them out.
    JenniePenny, your blocks are wonderful! Are you working from a book?

    I love stripes too ... this quilt is one I made using Anita Grossman Soloman's book "Rotary Cutting Revolution" - "XCentric" block. From one striped fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    Count me in on the side of not liking stripes!
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    Most people avoid them, but I seek them out.
    JenniePenny, your blocks are wonderful! Are you working from a book?

    I love stripes too ... this quilt is one I made using Anita Grossman Soloman's book "Rotary Cutting Revolution" - "XCentric" block. From one striped fabric.
    Beautiful quilt. I would have pulled my hair out getting that done!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    Most people avoid them, but I seek them out.
    JenniePenny, your blocks are wonderful! Are you working from a book?

    I love stripes too ... this quilt is one I made using Anita Grossman Soloman's book "Rotary Cutting Revolution" - "XCentric" block. From one striped fabric.
    Ooh.... right up my alley. Love it!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    I think they make awesome bindings.
    Yup. Bindings and slim sashing. Used crossways.

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    maybe i need to look at stripes

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    So impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    I think they make awesome bindings.

    I love them for bindings too!

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    I love them but can't sew them because they make me dizzy. LOL I have enough problems so I avoid them.

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    Beautiful pictures

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    Can't use them - when I try to I see stars!!

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    I dislike stripes as well. Never buy any for my quilts,
    don't even like plaids. I bought a couple striped fabrics to use on the bias for binding on crib quilts and can't seem to use the rest of the fabric. Still sitting in my stash. LOL

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    I teach a beginning Quilters course at my local Adult Education program. First rule of fabric is NO STRIPES. If someone wants to tackle them later fine, but not for beginners.

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    LOVE them - they are so versatile.

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