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Thread: Need Pattern for Ugly Fabric

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll let you know which one I decide to try.
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    I like it but I can see a four patch posey if you really don't.

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    Great suggestions. I cannot pass up any fabric bargain. I have some really "tragic fabrics" in my growing stash. I really like your fabric, please let us know what you decide (remember we love pics).

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    kaleidescope pattern?

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    That's not ugly! I'll double your money - here's $2.00 for your fabric - I'll even pay shipping!

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    I might be strange but I like the fabric

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    I love your fabric whatever you decide will be great

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    I dont think it is ugly as have one that I just bought that is busier than that one

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    I agree...I would cut it into a 4 patch posy and then pick a solid to highlight the blocks...it should be very pretty!

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    I have to agree that it is not really ugly. Sure am excited to see what you do with it. Soundsl ike you have many great suggestions here. Be sure and post pics.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    I was thinking One Block Wonder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It would work for OBW but you might not get too many variations in the blocks. Use a couple of mirrors at different places on it to see if you like it. I think I might go with Warm Wishes and use blue and yellow in the pieced blocks. I think your fabric with those two added colours may look really good.
    Agree, this might make a wonderful one block wonder. Check it first and stagger your strips (for diversity in blocks) and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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    Love the ideas others have given. Your ugly duckling might just turn into a swan.
    Robin in TX

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    I really like the purple flowers. I'd find out how big they are, then fussy cut them. Then any pattern with that size square in it could be used. You could even do a sampler with that as the common fabric. Good Luck!
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    I like the fabric. My first thought was make some pillow cases with it, but then it might be too busy for that. I had some fabric that I thought was ugly and I made a pillow case for my DGD and she loved it. I think this would look good as a cuff for the pillow case, with some solids as the body of the case. But.........then I like some of the other suggestions that were given. Look forward to seeing what you do. Good luck. BrendaK
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    I agree with everyone else, stack and wack would be great with this

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    I agree...Stack and Whack if there's enough of a repeat! Wondering what the pattern repeat it....I don't think 3 yards would be enough. I just bought fabric for a stack and whack and needed 6 yards because of the 24 inch pattern repeat.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Might make a cool Bow Tucks handbag for summer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    That's not ugly! I'll double your money - here's $2.00 for your fabric - I'll even pay shipping!
    Be careful what you ask for paulswalia! Misery loves company...PM me your address and I'll send you half for FREE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter View Post
    I can't help it, but when I find fabric at an insane price, I have to buy it. I don't even care what it looks like, I have to bring it home. I found this fabric at an estate sale back in the fall. Over 3 yards for $1.00! Now I don't have a clue what to do with it. Any pattern ideas?

    Thanks.
    It would make a pretty shower curtain

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    I did that on 2 pieces of material and they are silky feeling so I am NOT thinking quilt with them...now what to do with the material! Tablecloth?

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    Call me crazy but I like it! Maybe a Garden Twist?

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    IMO it's not ugly at all. I really like it.

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    Stack n Whack if you got enough repeats.

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    I don't think it is ugly at all! I can see bags, cushion covers, lawn furniture pads, pillow cases, pillow shams....
    Judy

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