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Is it just me or are some of the patterns coming are terrible

Old 09-24-2011, 10:49 AM
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I have signed up for many, many web sites and find that the patterns are not very nice or inventive and some of the fabric is so dark that you can't really see the pattern.

Maybe it is a matter of taste but I would say I don't like the majority of them.

Also how can they take an old pattern and call it theirs. Just because they use different fabric.

I have only made quilts the same as the pattern when it was a BOM. I look at the pattern and decide what fabric I want to make it out of. Or I buy fabric and then look for a pattern to make from it. But that has backfired a few times as I don't have enough fabric.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:54 AM
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There are only so many ways to arrange cut pieces and shapes. The artistic part of it lies in the colorways and where you place the values. This is how the fabric companies come up with their "designs". So yes, not much new in the way of patterns, just the way you and I and others put it together. JMT:)
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Ok, Not sure where you are going here. If you don't like the pattern or fabric, then don't make it. There are lots of sites out there with free blocks, such as
http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html
Pick a block you like and get some fabric you love!
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:01 AM
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It is not just you. Sadly enough.... :(
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:04 AM
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I have to say that I didn't renew my subscription to two magazines for just that reason. The patterns have no appeal to me, what would I ever do with them or give them to, and the fabric choices, though I can certainly pick my own, really wouldn't make much difference in desire to make!
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That's why I don't buy magazines anymore. I can find any pattern I need in my head! thanks to lots of websites that offer free block designs.
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Originally Posted by scowlkat
That's why I don't buy magazines anymore. I can find any pattern I need in my head! thanks to lots of websites that offer free block designs.
I agree. As soon as I get a subscription, it seems like they don't have anything that I like.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dakotamaid
There are only so many ways to arrange cut pieces and shapes. The artistic part of it lies in the colorways and where you place the values. This is how the fabric companies come up with their "designs". So yes, not much new in the way of patterns, just the way you and I and others put it together. JMT:)
ditto
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I find all the ideas I need right here on this board :)
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Agreed. Worse yet are some of the instructions. I have to understand it in my head prior to undertaking. There is one that I want to do, but just can't make it happen. Even cut out construction paper to see the block sequencing and it still is not happening for me. Filed at the bottom of the someday heap, LOL
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