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Thread: I have a question about making a postage stamp quilt.

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    Super Member dublb's Avatar
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    I have started collecting fabrics for my Postage Stamp. I know that you're not supposed to duplicate any fabrics but( :wink: ) some of my scraps have so many different looks that once they are cut into 1 1/2" squares you would never know that they were from the same fabric. Is that acceptable ???

    I think this will be my "leader & ender" quilt.

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    who is to know but you?

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    Oh I hear sirens! They are gonna get you if you keep telling all your secrets!.....SHHHHH....

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    Who said you can't duplicate fabrics? If you want to, do it. If YOU are against it just remember ... you bought both sides of each piece of fabric so you can use both :)

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    I wondered that, too - but if every piece LOOKS different - why not?

    I've also wondered how people keep a gazillion pieces sorted so they remember what they have and don't have.

    I was thinking it might be a fun idea to cut identical squares and have people try to match them up. Sort of a grown up I Spy type of quilt.

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    Agree Duplicate and make a game of finding the matching piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I wondered that, too - but if every piece LOOKS different - why not?

    I've also wondered how people keep a gazillion pieces sorted so they remember what they have and don't have.

    I was thinking it might be a fun idea to cut identical squares and have people try to match them up. Sort of a grown up I Spy type of quilt.

    Oh what a cute idea!! :thumbup:

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    I have been wanting to make a postage stamp quilt. What size are your squares going to be?

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    Your quilt, your fabric, your choice. I don't think anyone is going to sit there and try to find duplicates. If they do, beat them whith your biggest ruler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    I have been wanting to make a postage stamp quilt. What size are your squares going to be?
    I'm making 'em 1" so I'm cutting 'em 1 1/2."

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    oops! Double post!

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    You can duplicate fabrics in a Postage Stamp quilt. Some are even done in designs like Many Trips Around the World, 4 Patch, Nine Patch etc. You are not supposed to duplicate fabrics in a Charm Square quilt. Soooo..... try not to duplicate fabrics in a Charm Square Postage Stamp quilt!!!

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    I need to make one to use up some of my scraps. Wow, 1" finished, huh. Guess I should start it as an ongoing project, 'cause I might get a little tired of working with such small pieces. Yep, I'm in on this one.

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    It's your quilt so who would know anyways! There are lots of PS quilts made with duplicates, so it's up to you. The one I made I chose not to have duplicates, but the next I'm working on will have duplicates :) Have fun!

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    Wow, you're going to cut all those little squares individually!?!? You are one brave quilter! I always figured if I ever made a postage stamp quilt, I'd HAVE to strip-piece it to keep myself sane! :lol:

    I don't see any problem at all with using fabrics that end up looking similar. As an earlier poster said, who will know?

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    Girls and young women used to make charm quilts. If they completed the quilt with no matching blocks, then the "charm" was complete and they would find a husband- kind of like a magic spell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneMoreQuilt
    You can duplicate fabrics in a Postage Stamp quilt. Some are even done in designs like Many Trips Around the World, 4 Patch, Nine Patch etc. You are not supposed to duplicate fabrics in a Charm Square quilt. Soooo..... try not to duplicate fabrics in a Charm Square Postage Stamp quilt!!!
    :lol: I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Oh I hear sirens! They are gonna get you if you keep telling all your secrets!.....SHHHHH....
    Hahahahaha :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennie and Me
    I need to make one to use up some of my scraps. Wow, 1" finished, huh. Guess I should start it as an ongoing project, 'cause I might get a little tired of working with such small pieces. Yep, I'm in on this one.
    This is why I'm going to do this as a leader & ender quilt. It'll take me a while but I won't go crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I wondered that, too - but if every piece LOOKS different - why not?

    I've also wondered how people keep a gazillion pieces sorted so they remember what they have and don't have.

    I was thinking it might be a fun idea to cut identical squares and have people try to match them up. Sort of a grown up I Spy type of quilt.
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1
    It's your quilt so who would know anyways! There are lots of PS quilts made with duplicates, so it's up to you. The one I made I chose not to have duplicates, but the next I'm working on will have duplicates :) Have fun!
    Thank you so much I'm so relieved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Oh I hear sirens! They are gonna get you if you keep telling all your secrets!.....SHHHHH....
    (whispering) Are they verry far away? I'll be quiet I promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Who said you can't duplicate fabrics? If you want to, do it. If YOU are against it just remember ... you bought both sides of each piece of fabric so you can use both :)
    :thumbup:

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    Your quilt, your rules. :D

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    I think it will have so many tiny squaes that no one will notice if there is a duplication.

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