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Thread: Panels

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    I have never used a panel in my quilts but so many of them catch my eye when I see them. I would love to know how some of you might use them. Quilts or wall hangings? Pictures would be great!

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    I was a quilt shop in Kiowa, KS this weekend and was surprised at how many NEW panels she carried! I made comment on them as they were really NICE panels. THe shop owner said she sells TONS of them. I am not a panel person, but did find one that I am going to cut up for an apron for my little sister...

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    I just finished a quilt top made with a panel (I will post a pic when it is quilted). I am not one that uses these a lot but it is a Christmas tree and some one on this board posted hers and I loved it...

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    I've seen some beautiful quilts made using a panel as the center which is then framed with coordinated hand-pieced (smaller) blocks and borders. I wish I had pictures to send but hope you find some on the web.

    Seems to me like a good way to make a quick-but-still-unique quilt.

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    This top started out as a panel. I gave it to my daughter last Christmas and guess I don't have a pic of it finished.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-74535-1.htm

    I've also done panels that I just added borders to. That's really the idea here though one of the borders is made up of squares.
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    JanTx,

    Your quilt top is perfect example of mixing a panel with unique, complementary border blocks!

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    Much like JanTx, I like to use them as a center for a quilt, with blocks or stripes around it. I have a seaside panel that I can't decide if I want to use it as a regular wall hanging, or use a jelly roll (similar to a strip quilt) on the top, bottom and smaller strips on the side and then quilt it.

    JanTx, yours is lovely! I l really like the fabrics in the squares, the way they coordinate with the panel!

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    Six panels make a wonderful stack'n'whack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    Six panels make a wonderful stack'n'whack!
    Now that's an idea for the panels I already have. For some reason I have 6 fall panels and now that you mentioned it, I'll give it a go. Thanks for sharing this idea.

    And thank you for starting the panel topic. I am seeing more and more panels in LQS .

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    Here is the panel quilt I did for my son's bed this year. It will fit on his queen bed. Mine is pretty simple. I just used scrap Christmas fabric for the borders. I think I turned our great and my son is going to love it. I have a Santa panel on my frame now that I will be starting on today :D

    Quote Originally Posted by gump51
    I have never used a panel in my quilts but so many of them catch my eye when I see them. I would love to know how some of you might use them. Quilts or wall hangings? Pictures would be great!
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    I love this one. It is very nice and cheerful!!

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    I love panels!!!!!!!!!!! I use them to make wall hangings, baby quilts, lap quilts, ect!

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    I use them alot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendys Quilts
    Here is the panel quilt I did for my son's bed this year. It will fit on his queen bed. Mine is pretty simple. I just used scrap Christmas fabric for the borders. I think I turned our great and my son is going to love it. I have a Santa panel on my frame now that I will be starting on today :D

    Quote Originally Posted by gump51
    I have never used a panel in my quilts but so many of them catch my eye when I see them. I would love to know how some of you might use them. Quilts or wall hangings? Pictures would be great!
    Oh...I'm a snowman person...love love love this one. And I think you are right...your son will love it too.


    I'm using the Snow Babies panels from fabric.com and putting strips/border around each one and some of them I added small blocks at the end of the strips. I used the red and blue snowflake fabric that is part of the collection. The border is also from the collection...it is called border stripe. Sorry...don't know where hubby's camera is at and it's impossible to take much of a picture with this built in camera on my computer. I am using this as a wall hanging.

    Here it is on their website.
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....9-fde121718216

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    I like using panels for quick baby quilts. I usually buy a co-ordinating fabric when I buy the panel, and use it to border the panel (30x42 is just too small even for a baby quilt imho) If the price is right, I'll get enough of the co-ordinating fabric for the backing too. I'll usuall quilt around the objects in the panel picture and then quilt the border in a diamond or piano key shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM49
    Quote Originally Posted by Wendys Quilts
    Here is the panel quilt I did for my son's bed this year. It will fit on his queen bed. Mine is pretty simple. I just used scrap Christmas fabric for the borders. I think I turned our great and my son is going to love it. I have a Santa panel on my frame now that I will be starting on today :D

    Quote Originally Posted by gump51
    I have never used a panel in my quilts but so many of them catch my eye when I see them. I would love to know how some of you might use them. Quilts or wall hangings? Pictures would be great!
    Oh...I'm a snowman person...love love love this one. And I think you are right...your son will love it too.


    I'm using the Snow Babies panels from fabric.com and putting strips/border around each one and some of them I added small blocks at the end of the strips. I used the red and blue snowflake fabric that is part of the collection. The border is also from the collection...it is called border stripe. Sorry...don't know where hubby's camera is at and it's impossible to take much of a picture with this built in camera on my computer. I am using this as a wall hanging.

    Here it is on their website.
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....9-fde121718216
    Oh I want that panel to make an attic windows quilt!

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    I love panels...I have bought quite a few....but have yet to do anything with them! I want to think of the "perfect" project....and that is sort of holding me back. Ugh.

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    That's the cutest quilt, I may have to make one.... :thumbup:

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    If you search panel quilt on here at the top you will get lots of ideas, I know I as well as others have asked this and there are lots of pics.

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    I also like to use panels as well, we were at marshalls in batesville arkansas and on the dollar table was enough material to make a little princess twin quilt with matching backing. and enough to also make a spiderman quilt, at a buck a yard couldnt go wrong, will put a picture on here when done

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    one year for gifts I made the grand chhildren all twin bed quilts using panels. matching fabric for borders, they loved them each one was indiviual. I think most of them still have theirs ###'s later now. think both of the ones in the pictures shared are great.

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    I think they make excellent baby quilts and/or wallhangings. They're a quick easy gift.

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    Here's one I used to make a wall hanging. I also made a quilt for Halloween using a panel. They are so easy to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennie and Me
    Here's one I used to make a wall hanging. I also made a quilt for Halloween using a panel. They are so easy to work with.

    That is gorgeous. The colors are beautiful and you did a fantastic job.

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