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Thread: I need suggestions for fabric with a large print, please...

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I have fabric that has Corvettes from four different years. The largest Corvette is 12 inches wide. I am looking for suggestions of how to make a quilt top out of it. I have considered pretending the different Corvettes are t-shirts and making a t-shirt quilt, but surely there are different designs I could use? Does anyone have any ideas?

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    I don't have a picture of the fabric, but you can see it at this address...I think.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/A-Henry-Vintage-...#ht_1076wt_823

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    I bet an attic window pattern would show these of very nicely!!

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    What about alternating them- big patch of the vette material and then a 4 patch of different fabrics ? that way you could showcase the bigger prints

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    I agree, any of the BQ patterns would work well. I have made several and they are perfect for large scale prints.

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    I am a fairly new quilter, what is a BG pattern? Guess I will google that.

    Thanks. I will explore all these suggestions.

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    There is a pattern called Just can't cut it that uses 12.5" inch squares of a focus fabric along with a couple of other fabrics for the alternating blocks.

    http://allwashedupquilts.blogspot.co...27t%20Cut%20It

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    Turning Twenty - Around the Block - Book 3 in the series has some neat patterns for working with large blocks. I searched for my copy to do something with the Laurel Burch fabric that I have which has large patterns, but not necessarily even patterns.

    Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina
    I have fabric that has Corvettes from four different years. The largest Corvette is 12 inches wide. I am looking for suggestions of how to make a quilt top out of it. I have considered pretending the different Corvettes are t-shirts and making a t-shirt quilt, but surely there are different designs I could use? Does anyone have any ideas?
    This is what I did with some car fabric - suprised my hubby one Chistmas. Every time he would go to a car show or cruise night, I would beg off and work on this. He loves it!

    over sized queen car quilt
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    Oh, I like this quilt. Thanks. I have also looked at the attic window pattern and BQ quilts too. My head is full of ideas. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I bet an attic window pattern would show these of very nicely!!
    Ditto on that suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    This is what I did with some car fabric - suprised my hubby one Chistmas. Every time he would go to a car show or cruise night, I would beg off and work on this. He loves it!
    We need to compare notes - my son goes to car shows and cruise nights all the time with his "baby blue". Do you ever go to Ypsi or Greenfield village?

    I love your fabric. Where did you get it?

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    I'e not seen the BQ quilt before. It's gorgeous! And Attic Windows would look nice, too. Depending on your coordinating fabric, a snowball/9-patch might look nice.

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