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    My mother-in-law gave me this fat quarter set today. I'm wondering what kind of pattern to use it with? Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    My mother-in-law gave me this fat quarter set today. I'm wondering what kind of pattern to use it with? Any ideas?
    Very pretty! They look like some oriental fabric I have. Maybe there are patterns designed for that type of fabric??

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    Oooh. I don't know what you should use it in, but they're just stunning!

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    if you want to add to it, yellow brick road comes to mind, or turning twenty which uses larges pieces.

    beautiful fabrics, you are lucky to have a great MIL

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    Something oriental = kimonos or chinese lanterns

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    a kimono quilt.. there are some very cute patterns with each kimono being one of the fabrics you would have and then a common background setting fabric.

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    Pretty fabrics!!

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    nice.

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    How about D9P? That would blend them together.

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    Wow, they are beautiful. What a great MIL you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintedquilt
    Something oriental = kimonos or chinese lanterns
    That was my answer too.

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    Really pretty! My initial reaction was oriental too!!! :)

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    Stack and whack

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Stack and whack
    I don't think she has enough fabric and enough repeats to make a stack-n-whack.

    Those are beautiful fabrics! I would go for something that uses large pieces or has a large center square so that you don't have to cut them up into unrecognizable pieces. JMO. What a sweet MIL you have!

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    Fans?

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    I was just at Hoffman Fabrics. They have a free downloadable quilt pattern that looks like Japanese Lanterns. http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com Click on the free quilt patterns in the sidebar, it will show all of them, but the Japanese lantern one looks like it would have bigger pieces like suggested.

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    Ohh, so pretty! Not sure what I would do with it but can't wait to see your final product. Stack and wack sounds nice.

    Thanks Lucky for the link. Very pretty patterns!

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    I was going to say fans or a kimono patterns :D:D:D

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    Very pretty.

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    There is a pattern called "Bento Box" that works well with Oriental style fabric.

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    Ooooh! I have been admiring some of the "fan" quilts on these pages and I can see these fabrics in one of those!
    What a nice MIL you have!!

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    Wow! I have bought quite a few Japanese designs for machine embroidery (I buy designs that I envision in future quilts!); your fabric would be perfect to go with my machine embroidery blocks. I especially like the middle one. (SIGH!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie
    Wow! I have bought quite a few Japanese designs for machine embroidery (I buy designs that I envision in future quilts!); your fabric would be perfect to go with my machine embroidery blocks. I especially like the middle one. (SIGH!)
    Oooh, I'd like to see your embroider blocks!

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    What is a kimona quilt pattern. I love finding new patterns.

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    From the look of those beautiful fabrics, I think it would be sacrilege to put scissors or rotary cutter to them!

    I would use them in as large pieces as I could, with something subtle, like marbles, to show them off. Ooo - isn't fabric delicious!!

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