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Thread: Need help - Pattern idea

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    Hi everyone, I am trying to figure out what to do with 3 coordinating fabrics I have. One is a floral, one is a tonal and one is a stripe. Does anyone have a pattern idea?? I am stumped. I want something not too hard but adorable. Help please :)

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    This doesn't look too hard and might work with the 3 fabrics
    http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com...wistinsert.pdf

    or the might be others here that take your fancy
    http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com/freepatterns.htm

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    I like both ideas, I guess my biggest concern is that one is a stripe. :(

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    I haven't ever worked with a stripe so I'm not sure how hard it would be to get all the stripes working in the right direction. Good luck

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    how about the 10-minute block with the floral in the center... then use the stripe in your sashing?

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    I think that would work also. Use you strips as sashing.

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    Or a rail fence with the stripes going the 'short' way on the strip.

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    Take a look at this - maybe you could incorporate one of these ideas into a block.

    http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...h-stripes.html

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    A nine patch with snowballs is my favorite this week. Use the floral for the snowballs and the other two for the nine patch. I am using a fourth color for the center of my patch. Someone posted a picture this week, but I didn't save it. I'm cutting my patch squares at 3" and my snowball at 8" with 3" corners. Both blocks should finish at 7 1/2".

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    Disappearing 9 patch is great for 3 fabrics. As is Churn Dash.
    both work up quickly.

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    stripes are awesome for binding.

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    that was really neat ideas, thanks :)
    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    Take a look at this - maybe you could incorporate one of these ideas into a block.

    http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...h-stripes.html

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    it might but I was hoping for blocks instead of a quilt top :)
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher

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    Do you have a pic of a churn dash with stripes in it???
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    Disappearing 9 patch is great for 3 fabrics. As is Churn Dash.
    both work up quickly.

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    I do a Wonky star block with three prints, one for the center, one for the points & one for the background... just serch wonky star, here on the board & it comes up with lots of posts. Its a really easy pattern but turns out great! PM me if you have trouble finding them.

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    I love it. I could change where it the fabric go kind of too. thanks :)
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsk
    I do a Wonky star block with three prints, one for the center, one for the points & one for the background... just serch wonky star, here on the board & it comes up with lots of posts. Its a really easy pattern but turns out great! PM me if you have trouble finding them.

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    There's a book 'stripes in quilts' with great tips, you can read several pages here
    http://books.google.nl/books?id=hnHx...fabric&f=false

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    I got three beautiful prints from Beverly's the other day and was just thinking I should ask for ideas of what to do with them. I love them and want to make a quilt but not sure what to try. Now I have ideas to look at. Thanks everyone.

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    Ugh, I am having the same problem with a TON of yardage that I was given a while back. However neither is a stripe :/

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    Why not use 2 fabrics for the blocks of the quilt and then use the stripes in a border and the binding?

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    How about split rail fence pattern?

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    I read this topic although I don't have that dilemma and I just can't believe how helpful you ladies are. So many different suggestions

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    I used a stripe cut on the bias for a binding and it works great. Really was an eye catcher on a flannel baby quilt. I have also used stripes as a border. Also, I have just cut QST's or HST's for a scrappy quilt and let them go where they want to. Good luck and post your pic when you get it finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    Take a look at this - maybe you could incorporate one of these ideas into a block.

    http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.co...h-stripes.html


    Great ideas here. This may give you a thought outside the box

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