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Thread: I really like this ugly fabric, but what to do with it.

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    it has a cream background with taupe designs and just a touch of sage.
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    Ummmm..........hmmmmmmm..........no clue what to do with it.

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    I'm not sure what to do with it, but if you look at it upside down according to the picture, it almost looks like flowers in a vase.

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    looks like awesome tote bag or throw pillow fabric to me. have fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyldrop
    looks like awesome tote bag or throw pillow fabric to me. have fun!!!
    Oooh, a tote would totally be cool with that fabric.

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    Dittothe tote or throw pillow. Could be interesting as a 4-patch posey. :?

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    reminds me of the things that hang from a cuckoo clock.

    there's a pattern in the latest Fons & Porter magazine (I'm pretty sure- I'd have to look when I get home) that is for a manly quilt for Dad. It has cool fabric- kind of reminds me of it.

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    Looks like tongs holding round things........ ohhhhh my

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    A tote bag would be really neat -- add some red flowery fabric for accent!

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    Interesting fabric. I agree a tote would be nice with it.

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    It is really soft too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    I'm not sure what to do with it, but if you look at it upside down according to the picture, it almost looks like flowers in a vase.

    I thought it looked like mushrooms. We have morels here that look kinda like that.
    My idea was to use it to make basket blocks so maybe subliminally I saw flowers.

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    Hhhhmmmmmmmmm - maybe a candidate for a Stack N Whack? At first I though it looked like whacked off toes of shoes hanging from ribbons - but, nooooo. Can't decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    I'm not sure what to do with it, but if you look at it upside down according to the picture, it almost looks like flowers in a vase.

    I thought it looked like mushrooms. We have morels here that look kinda like that.
    My idea was to use it to make basket blocks so maybe subliminally I saw flowers.
    Actually, after a bit but before your post, I was thinking about morels as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    I'm not sure what to do with it, but if you look at it upside down according to the picture, it almost looks like flowers in a vase.
    My mind went completely elsewhere, but I love the color, I wonder what sort of kaleidoscope it would make.

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    It looks to me like a bra on a hanger, hanging from a dressmaker's
    mannequin.

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    Turn it the other way...so your "dangles" are up. I'm betting it's a tribal print...it's two people, wearing trible hats in an embrace. I think it would make a fantastic African type wall hanging.

    Look at it this way :)
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    I can see what you mean jbs :)

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    dvseals, don't you think it would be an awesome African style jar appliqued on a background fabric that resembles a grass mat? With the woven grass style markings in the background I think it would be AWESOME!! add a border with some large airy leaves, some animal print on the next border...a cool sunsetty (new word, like it? LOL) color batiks for the binding... yep...you could make this one awesome piece!!

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    Depending on how much yardage you have, you might use it for a backing. It surely is different.

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    jbsstrawberry - I think you're right. It does look like two people
    embracing. It's not ugly - it's beautiful! Kinda puts a whole new
    light on it.

    Thank you for reminding me to look at things from a different angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    it has a cream background with taupe designs and just a touch of sage.
    I found you, and sure it does!
    However, I am thinking ... why couldn't you cut it into those 2 1/2 inch squares or even strips ... use it for binding?
    put it with an accent color and make half square triangles.
    The trick to make it a better accent than distraction is to cut it small enough that the original form is obliterated.
    what does it look like if you cut it in strips across what you have pictured, rather than parallel with the design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal
    jbsstrawberry - I think you're right. It does look like two people
    embracing. It's not ugly - it's beautiful! Kinda puts a whole new
    light on it.

    Thank you for reminding me to look at things from a different angle.

    :wink: :-)

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    I hate to be negative but the fabric looks like it is covered by testicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltator
    I hate to be negative but the fabric looks like it is covered by testicles.


    :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Just when strawberry pulls me out, you pull me right back in!!


    Ninnie

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