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Thread: Look what I got for Mother's Day!

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    Junior Member mbake's Avatar
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    I just opened a package from my daughter who lives in Australia. She sent me 1 1/2 yards of this beautiful cotton fabric! I am so excited. I need suggestions on what to do with it! Maybe a quilted wall hanging???? What do you think?
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    what ever you do it will be beautiful....cannot wait to see the finished project....

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    Very beautiful, a wall hanging ,or if you want a large quilt carefully cut out the blocks and frame them with nice colors.

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    It is so beautiful I would be afraid to cut it. I guess I would make a wall hanging, but I have no other ideas

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    I just finished a quilt top from "9-Patch Pizazz" that used some large blocks. It's so pretty, maybe use it as a border.

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    FANtaustric!
    I'd make some into a big purse/ tote bag. Maybe a pillowcase, but not sure I'd want to lay my head on some of those critters!

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    That is awesome! When I get fabric like this, I hate to cut it up cause there is only so much. I would be half tempred to take a big piece and use it as the center of a wallhanging!

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    I see some fussy cutting in your project. Great fabric.

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    It could also be the center panel for a quilt, using borders and fabric to enlarge it to a lap or twin size. A quilted wall hanging would be lovely, too!

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    Large tote bag.

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    So nice!

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    gorgeous fabric! Whatever you do it will be beautiful and you will always think of your DD when you look at it.

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    I really like that fabric. Enjoy!

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    beautiful fabric, a wall hanging would be pretty to hang in your sewing room, have fun and be creative

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    That will be fun to play with, whatever you decide!!

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    I would probably add it to my stash and pet it so often.

    Next choice - leave it whole - frame it with borders, and quilt "on the lines" around each "picture"

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    A tote bag!

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    I'd probably use a large portion for the center of a wall hanging, then make a large tote bag with more of it - love the fabric!

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    Love the fabric!

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    It's gorgeous. It really says Australia, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    It's gorgeous. It really says Australia, doesn't it?
    Well here's the thing, I have an Australian son-in-law and a Chinese daughter-in-law. She wants me to get some Asian or Chinese fabric like the Australian fabric along with some red, white and blue American themed fabric and make a multicultural family quilt. Have you ever seen one like that?

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    There is a pattern that looks like postcards across a quilt. I've seen some on the quiltingboard in Pictures. I would use part of your wonderful fabric in a quilt like that to maximize it's pizzazz. Maybe if your search postcard quilts you can find some samples. Great fabric!

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    What ever you do, dont cut it!!LOL. Too beautiful. Do a cheater's or a whole cloth quilt.

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