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    I have boxes of fabric Grandma gave me and I'm trying to find the right pattern. I want something that will allow me to use many of the pieces since some of them are quite old. I thought maybe Grandmother Fan would be a good choice. Looking forward to hearing your ideas. By the way....I love this group!!
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    Grandmother's Fan is a great idea. You could also do a Grandmother's Flower Garden. Good luck :D

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    LOve it!!!!!! awesome quilt!

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    i think any pattern that has "gramma" in the title would be spot on!

    especially since the fabrics are from her

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    dresden plate or HST baskets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    Grandmother's Fan is a great idea. You could also do a Grandmother's Flower Garden. Good luck :D
    I'll have to look that one up. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    dresden plate or HST baskets
    What does "HST Baskets" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimS
    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    Grandmother's Fan is a great idea. You could also do a Grandmother's Flower Garden. Good luck :D
    I'll have to look that one up. :-)
    Find one that is paper pieced. It would be easy to turn that on into pp-ing (Grandmothers Fan).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by KimS
    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    Grandmother's Fan is a great idea. You could also do a Grandmother's Flower Garden. Good luck :D
    I'll have to look that one up. :-)
    Find one that is paper pieced. It would be easy to turn that on into pp-ing (Grandmothers Fan).
    I've never paper pieced. I found a template for Grandmother Fan. Would it be better to paper piece or use the template?

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    Any old fashion quilt pattern would be nice. The fan is real nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz
    Any old fashion quilt pattern would be nice. The fan is real nice.
    Would you mind giving me some names of old fashion patterns?

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    i like the grandmother's fan idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimS
    I have boxes of fabric Grandma gave me and I'm trying to find the right pattern. I want something that will allow me to use many of the pieces since some of them are quite old. I thought maybe Grandmother Fan would be a good choice. Looking forward to hearing your ideas. By the way....I love this group!!
    you have a great idea! I love the Quilt you posted too. 8-)

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    Square in a square, Tree of life or Pine tree, Broken dishes.

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    YES on the GMF!

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    Here is a picture of an old tradition Grandmother's Flower Garden; also known as "GFG". I love them! Here ya go:

    http://www.womenfolk.com/grandmothers/1evaflrlg.jpg

    Here is one from a member here on the board:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-93280-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimS
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    dresden plate or HST baskets
    What does "HST Baskets" mean?
    Half Square Triangle Basket

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    i vote for the fan

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    try any one template pattern like spools known as the axe back in the thirties, bow tie coffin or hexagons

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    [Would you mind giving me some names of old fashion patterns?[/quote]

    Log cabin, dresden plate, churn dash, nine patch, GMFG, rail fence, and the list can go on and on. But these are just a few of the traditional patterns.

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    i think a simple 9 patch would be perfect. with a solid off white square next to it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    Here is a picture of an old tradition Grandmother's Flower Garden; also known as "GFG". I love them! Here ya go:

    http://www.womenfolk.com/grandmothers/1evaflrlg.jpg

    Here is one from a member here on the board:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-93280-1.htm
    The quilt from a member here is gorgeous!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Quote Originally Posted by KimS
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    dresden plate or HST baskets
    What does "HST Baskets" mean?
    Half Square Triangle Basket
    Thanks! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    [Would you mind giving me some names of old fashion patterns?
    Log cabin, dresden plate, churn dash, nine patch, GMFG, rail fence, and the list can go on and on. But these are just a few of the traditional patterns.[/quote]

    Thanks! :)

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    Dresden Plate is another pattern used for scraps

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