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Thread: Ideas for 3 Stooge Fabric

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    Hello again,
    So, I have this 3 Stooges fabric that I found at the Maine Quilt Show recently and this DH who loves them. What would you use for a simple pattern that would show off as much fabric without being too busy? The fabric is like a photo collage with different scenes from the shows - black and kind of cream colored.
    Thanks for your help,
    lots2do
    PS Shh, it's a secret. After all of these years, it would be nice to surprise him with something.

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    Warm wishes is a pattern that you can use for a focus fabric. You should be able to find the patten by googling it.

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    Thanks - I do have that one.

    Any other ideas, anyone?

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    fussy cut them?

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    There is a quilt book called "Too Pretty to Cut". Maybe you could find some of those patterns on line. I have a fabric that is a pastel oriental floral. Fell in love with it at Keepsake Quilting I don't know how many years ago. It was too pretty to cut and I didn't know what I would do with it. I got the book I mentioned above and it gave me some ideas. Still haven't cut it though. I want some coordinating fabrics, and so far have found only one. I am still on the hunt for a couple more.

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    I made pillowcases for my nephew who is a "stooges" fan. He loves them and everyone laughs about them! Woop Woop Woop!!!!!

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    Here is a pix of the pillowcases I made.'

    Oh no, I can't find the pix! I will post when I do. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do
    Hello again,
    So, I have this 3 Stooges fabric that I found at the Maine Quilt Show recently and this DH who loves them. What would you use for a simple pattern that would show off as much fabric without being too busy? The fabric is like a photo collage with different scenes from the shows - black and kind of cream colored.
    Thanks for your help,
    lots2do
    PS Shh, it's a secret. After all of these years, it would be nice to surprise him with something.
    I am sorry no ideas but would you know how or where I could find some of that fabric for my DBIL? :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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    Please show pics when you make it. I love those guys!!! :D

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    My husband is also a HUGE Stooges fan. I'm not going to even tell him about stooges fabric. He would want me to hunt it down and make him something with it. It will be interesting to what you come up with. Please, post pictures.

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    How about Attic Windows?

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    I have some of the Stooges fabric too. I found it in a quilt shop last summer. I bought some cause I love the Stooges and then used it on the back of a tablerunner. I recently saw it at the Hershey Quilt Show.

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    I'll do a search for you for info. on the vendor I bought it from and post later.

    I had been thinking of doing one of those easy stripe quilts that are posted on maryquilts but wondered if it would be too busy. I guess I could always lay the fabric out and see.
    Haven't done an Attic Windows yet but that would be fun.
    :)lots2do

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    BQ2 is one for large prints

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    Hi sewcrafty,
    I'm not sure I know what BQ2 stands for.
    Thanks,
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    Scroll down a few quilts and you'll see it. Its a neat pattern!!!

    http://www.quiltbus.com/large-scale-patterns.htm

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    Thanks, sewcrafty, that is a neat idea!

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    What ever you do, it would be cool to print off some of the sentences they would say in to the quilt like YUK! YUK! YUK!
    their names, bet on line you can get more lines 8-) use your printer.

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    Turning Twenty around the block? You could use the Stooges fabric as the focus fabric.

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    I've sketched out a design now need to find some 'alone' time to get the fabric washed and dried without being caught. We are officially empty nesters as of this afternoon so not sure if my sewing area will be as private as before. :)

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    you could wait a weekend or two and then send him on a weekend of his hobby where he gets to do his favorite things without any nagging, like golfing or camping. THen you will have the house to yourself for hours on end. hopefully the little birds don't decide to fly home for the weekend. hehe

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    Yah, here I was getting all worked up about the dropping off to college thing and the DS said "See you on Friday". What???
    DH does love to fish and is often gone for a whole day at a time. I'll have to encourage that habit soon, as you suggested!

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    How about a snowball quilt or using the disappearing 9 patch - just use complimentary fabrics on the inside pieces and the stooges fabric for the corners so that when you cut them out, you will have the stooges in your big squares.

    You can also just alternate the Stooge material with other bocks so that every other one or just scattered about is the focus material and the rest would be complimentary materials.

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    There is a pattern called Tree farm. You have a large area in the center of the quilt. Then you make 2 rows of 4 patches. one for each end then you use a strip of fabric like the center or a matching fabric.one for each end.
    I love this pattern for fabric you don't really want to cut up

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    Good ideas, yarn or fabric. I have a D9 patch in the works with crazy frogs right now. I really should finish that before I start this but I love the idea of finally surprising DH with a gift he can use and love.
    Texas- I'll have to check that one out. Haven't seen it before.

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