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Thread: ideas for fruit/veggie fabric?

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    I am looking for ideas for placemats, tablerunners to use my Farmer John fruit/veggie fabrics... Does anyone have photos of any small projects they have done with these fabrics? I love these fabrics. I don't want a big quilt though. I want small projects. I like the octagon shaped placemats. I have a couple of patterns but I need to see Photos... Thanks
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    Anxious to see replies. I have fruit and vegs fabrics and could use some ideas also. Thanks for asking.

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    I would also love to see pictures of quilts and other projects from the fruit/veggie line. I have been collecting it for a year and now need to make something with it.

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    I like the fruit/veggie pattern done in the canning jar pattern. It is the same pattern as the bug jars for the large jars and a tumbler pattern with lids for the jelly jars. I think a line of those would look great as a table runner and placemats. Sorry, no pictures.

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    I will be watching this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    I like the fruit/veggie pattern done in the canning jar pattern. It is the same pattern as the bug jars for the large jars and a tumbler pattern with lids for the jelly jars. I think a line of those would look great as a table runner and placemats. Sorry, no pictures.
    Is there a link for the tumbler pattern with lids? Sounds as if this could be made into potholders? Actually potholders was what I want to do with fabric but need ideas of how to incorporate them into a pattern. Thanks for your help.

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    I got my patterns from the CQA/ACC Summer 1999 article "Your Summer Canning Done The Quilting Way!" by Judy Villett. Someone will probably chime in with a pattern from the net, I'm sure it's out there somewhere. I will describe the block as best as I can....It is the tumbler block with the narrow part to the bottom, with a 1 inch wide gray lid to match the top of the wide part of the tumbler top. You can also do a small canning jar which is basically a square that you sew a approx. 1&1/4 inch square on each corner and flip out and trim. Measure the top of the square with the corners of background fabric on to determine the width of your 1 inch lid. Sew 2 pieces on either side of the lid to match the side of your jar and your done unless you want to add more background. Hope this helps.

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    I love the quilts that are jars, sometimes they are on a shelf other times they just float.
    I did a quilt with all fruit and veggie fabric by local designer Larisa Key here in CT.

    It's called Fat Quarter Frolic.
    It uses different sized prints. The larger prints stay large and the smaller ones get cut up.
    Imagine a Turning Twenty mixed with a Yellow Brick Road.
    The use of the large scale prints kept large makes the impact.
    I'll see if I can find the pict of the one I made.

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    I also have the charm pack squares and would like to see some ideas

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    I have a pattern in a book called 5-10-15 + Fat Quarters that I want to use. Have the fabric..now need the time. It is a 51 1'2" x 63 1/2". I am going to use it as a wall hanging in my kitchen. I have cathedral ceiling in there so it is a big blank wall.

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    sorry no photes, but i saw pinwheels done recently with fruit and veggie fabric and it was SO cute.
    just a thought. . .

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    http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof..._jar_quilt.htm

    Here is a free pattern for the bug jar quilt you could make them narrower and taller of even smaller.

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    Thanks for the replies and Tartan...thanks for info. Think I can do this!! :thumbup:

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    I used belmers tut to make microwave fabric bowls using fruit and veggie fabric. Easy, quick and turned out great. And they work like a charm.
    I can't post a pic. Batteries in my camera are goners.

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    I think an appliqued quilt with baskets and the fruits and veggies over flowing from them would be cute :D:D:D

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    I am planning to make one with canning jars - but only for those items that can be canned. Thanks amma, I now know what to do with the items that can't be canned.

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    I made a fruit Spicy Spiral and a veggie one too.
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    A blogger I follow posted a quilt made with the Ribbon Star pattern and the blocks are really pretty. Take a look:
    http://domesticat.net/2011/08/so-clo...close-so-close

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    I will upload my collection of pics.... This is part of my collection of ideas. I am binding my personal jar quilt tomorrow and will post once done. It is king size. But I love the wall hangings and the pot mits.

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    Lovely projects! i have some of the same fabrics left over from an i spy quilt i made for my grandson Ben.
    i have my 5th grandson on the way, due is Decemeber.maybe i will try the jars this time..baby food jar size!

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    Here are two of mine:
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    great ideas , I have some of those lovely veggie & fruit fabrics

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    Aprons, shopping bags...lots of free patterns on line.

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    Placemats .... make a large 'dinner plate' place mat. A white plate with perhaps a blue rim around it, then fussy cut splotches of different foods cut into blobs like they would sit on a dinner plate.

    Dieters plates :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsmft
    Here are two of mine:
    very cool barbara!

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