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Old 01-31-2018, 11:37 AM
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Hi, My sister is celebrating her 50th birthday this summer, and, being as she is a big Outlander fan, Id like to make her wall hanging. I doubt Id have time to make her a quilt.

Ive searched for some Fraser tartan, and although there is plenty to be found on the net, the actual pattern is too large and gets lost for the small bits of their clothing in appliqu and a border.

Does anyone (preferably in the UK to begin with) know an online shop where I might be able to purchase some miniature Fraser Tartan?

Failing that, is there a printable site that has an accurate tartan that I could print onto fabric?

Thanks in advance and any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:51 AM
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i typed 'miniature tartan plaid fabric' in google and it seems that there are some out there
https://www.google.com/search?q=mini...Ha8pDFsQsAQIfA
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:11 PM
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Thank you for the link. Much appreciated.
I’ll take another look and hopefully, will be able to get this project underway.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:53 PM
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You could also size a tartan fabric to the right size and print it onto fabric yourself. I personally prefer the EQ Printables for the quality... if you need more info, please PM me.
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:30 PM
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I really like your idea. Purchasing the proper Fraser tartan to size for print is a great solution, it would also be the answer to the borders, if the fabric isn’t too thick.

Thank you, much appreciated.
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Here is a source for you: https://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/6...rawrightstudio

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Thank you, Jan. Much appreciated.
What a great site, I think I’ll have to keep that one bookmarked.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:12 AM
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I am betting you can find this in a mans shirt at a thrift or second hand shop in your area. Look for 100% cotton in the large sizes. Long sleeved also. Good hunting!
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Originally Posted by Damkina View Post
Thank you for the link. Much appreciated.
I’ll take another look and hopefully, will be able to get this project underway.
When you do the search QuiltnNan suggested, add “Fraser” tartan in the words to make it more accurately what you want to find.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:46 AM
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this site has the fraser tartan, both modern and "ancient". they have it by the yard, but the swatch, fat quarter, etc. it's combed cotton. if nothing else, it would be lovely to include a piece on the backing of the wall hanging. https://www.zazzle.com/clan_fraser_a...47511416666602
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