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Thread: Quilt for a Man

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    I need to make a quilt for a man. Any suggestions for something masculine? Thanks.

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    My daughter made a "bricks" quilt with blues, browns and tans and it was just gorgeous and very manly looking. Very simple too. I made one for my brother with deer panels and one for my husband in flannel panels. Plaid flannels are pretty good for a man's quilt too. I made one for my other brother that included flannel from my grandpa's shirts which I inherited after he died.

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    This Zig Zag quilt is simple and can be masculine.

    http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com...t-without.html

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    Search Boxed Squares on this board to see lots of different colorways made by members of this board. I made one using Capuccino bali pops for my adult son and it's very masculine.

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    It's more about the fabric than the pattern that makes a quilt read "masculin" in my opinion. Darker fabrics, plaids, non-florals.

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    What are his hobbies...my boys it was dogs and cats..my husband it was music and cats ( I used paw prints)...find out what is likes are and use those patterns....cars, music, outdoors, hunting, fishing or what ever he loves...may love sports,,,my son requested a New england sports quilt. there only request..No flowers....

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    To me it seems you can use almost any pattern as long as the fabrics are more on the masculine side and colors, prints etc that he likes.

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    I love the Log Cabin quilt. Just pick manly clors.

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    i made a quilt for my uncle with deer fabric. you could also use a fishing, camping theme, or if they like a certain football team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    This Zig Zag quilt is simple and can be masculine.

    http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com...t-without.html
    thanks for the link. I've been wanting to make a zig zag quilt but don't like triangles much.

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    My son-in-law requested a Drunkard's path.

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    I just made a D9P for my grandfather (in-law).

    http://badquilts.blogspot.com/2010/1...well-soon.html

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    This quilt:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-85346-1.htm

    is a Turning Twenty pattern called "Superman." I think it turned out very tasteful and masculine. Making a guy quilt is usually more about the fabrics than the pattern. Let us know what you decide to do.

    Darren

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    Rag quilt? Manly flannels?

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    One other thing..All three of my men...Hubby and grown boys all requested flannel quilts...so I did one side flannel. I made only one a plaid flannel...the other two really liked that one...I gave one a solid flannel...and he said Mom...how come I didn't get flannel. LOL...he did just not the printed flannel. He love it anyways. Nice and warm.

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    Yup, I agree.... it is more about the fabric than the pattern. Find your fabric first, then the pattern works well when trying to match a quilt to a particular person. Well, seems to work for me. LOL

    FYI: I just had my hubby pick out a pattern for some brown toned flannel and he picked boxed squares.

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    My husband loves the squares too..woohoo...so glad he like the easy ones. I am staring at my fabric...all cut....and trying to get motivated to make myself a lapquilt today.
    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    Yup, I agree.... it is more about the fabric than the pattern. Find your fabric first, then the pattern works well when trying to match a quilt to a particular person. Well, seems to work for me. LOL

    FYI: I just had my hubby pick out a pattern for some brown toned flannel and he picked boxed squares.

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    I have recently found what I think is the perfect masculine quilt, an argyle quilt. Good luck with whatever you decide to make.


    [img]http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...ilt1rsw300.jpg[/img]

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    I like the argyle one too. Hmmm box squares or argyle. If it helps I had the equivalent of 20 fat quarters and it made 168 squares I think. I have half of the top sewn and working on the other half today. It is 12 blocks by 14 blocks and looks like it will be plenty big for our queen size bed.

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    plaids and stripes or checks are good prints to use too.

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