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Thread: Need Pattern for Ugly Fabric

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    I don't see anything Ugly about it!!

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    I think it would make an amazing Stack & Whack. If you haven't made one you will be amazed at how different, interesting, pretty, etc,etc they turn out. Just take it step by step and carefully follow the directions. Not hard and once you get going it is hard to stop as you can hardly wait to see how the next group of pieces turns out.

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    I agree with the 4 patch posy idea. It takes an "ugly" fabric and turns it into something beautiful.

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    If you cut it into small pieces, nobody will know how ugly the fabric was. It's a magic trick of quiltmaking. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tildiemae View Post
    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!
    I have a dumb question---What is a 4 patch posy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I don't know if I'd call it ugly - busy, maybe, but not ugly.

    I like to cut my ugly fabrics into small pieces. I've had great success with using ugly fabrics in log cabins or pineapple quilts with 1" wide logs. It's time-consuming, but well worth it.

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    I think it is pretty also. I would like it better without that shade of yellow and green. I'm with most, it should make a pretty quilt, lots of patterns could be used. Pick colors from it to use for sloid blocks or strips like courthouse steps, or just strips around a square.
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    Hey I like it. It could be a good backing and you could follow the lines and practice your free motion quilting. Unless your like many on this board who are great at it. Im not this is why I often look for fabric to practice on. I think it would make really cool pinwheels as well. For a OBW shouldn't the pattern repeat every 12 to 15 inches. This is what I've been told. But then again I have never attempted on. I hope we get to see your finished project.

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    I would probably cut it into rectangular shapes all the same size say 8 1/2 X 12 1/2 and do the same to another fabric that works with it. I'd do smaller rectangles with solids and piece together using another solid for sashing. Kind of a Piet Mondrian style.

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    Hi Twisted....I think it's very pretty. I love the colors. What to do with it ??? Well, how about a stack n whack wall quilt ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    They say to use ugly fabric for OBW or 4PP or SAW!

    ... you might not have enough variation in the print to have the kaleidos look good.
    Count your # of repeats on the side of the fabric .... and check it out with the mirrors.
    My thoughts exactly! Even if you just have enough for a wall-hanging. Please post when you use this. And BTW... I'm the same way re fabric!
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    what a great beach quilt! or a summer sleeping porch quilt! in a cabin, a tent , a camper-- really brighten up a place. you can use it in any scrappy pattern--the print is so big it may look like several different fabrics. really fun!!
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    It's really not ugly, but if you don't like it, take advantage of the nice bright colors by making a strip quilt. You can get a LOT of strips from over 3 yards of fabric. Or use it for a backing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I don't know if I'd call it ugly - busy, maybe, but not ugly.

    I like to cut my ugly fabrics into small pieces. I've had great success with using ugly fabrics in log cabins or pineapple quilts with 1" wide logs. It's time-consuming, but well worth it.

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    Wow, if only I could, I would. My log cabin turned into a potholder.
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    People give me fabric that I sometimes don't like. I found a block I like to use for them. It looks complicted but really isn't hard to make. It was listed in the Traditional Quiltworks Magazine issue 59. It is referred by them as Mom's Unwanted Block. When the blocks are put side by side they make a secondary pattern.
    PM me if your interested.

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    http://lazygalquilting.blogspot.com/...challenge.html
    Fungly =fun and ugly.This blog is so much fun, do pay special attention to " fabric requirements"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    They say to use ugly fabric for OBW or 4PP or SAW!

    ... you might not have enough variation in the print to have the kaleidos look good.
    Count your # of repeats on the side of the fabric .... and check it out with the mirrors.
    That is what I would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    I might be strange but I like the fabric
    I agree with you. I do think the fabric is pretty. It may not be the most gorgeous fabric ever printed, but it definitely does NOT fall into the ugly category!

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