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    What is your favorite pattern to use with large scale prints...those fabrics that are just too pretty to cut into?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Turning Twenty is one of the first patterns I turn to when I really want to show off the fabric.

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    I like the BQ quilt patterns, simple and designed with large blocks to show off the fabrics

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    Errmm, well I'm afraid I REALLY cut into them! I make One Block Wonders. :mrgreen: :lol:

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    here I go again
    I love the BQ also
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    this is my favorite pattern for big prints..

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...h-light_1.html

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    http://www.quiltbooks.co.nz/products...2fcf667a03d56e

    I just bought this book, so haven't made one yet. But Look at the possibilities! :-)

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    Don't know if it is still available, but I have a Thimbleberries pattern called "Waiting for Santa" that has some nice size pieces to show off larger print fabrics. Many other patterns by them also have larger pieces.

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    A few years ago I saw one in one of my quilting magazines and am sorry that I didn't mark it or write down the info but it used large triangles or diamonds that seemed to just merge into each other, using large scale prints and it was gorgeous!!! Have seen some with large triangles since that are similar and I have some fat quarters of Sympohony by Moda that I want to do something similar to that with. Also, in the last couple of days I noticed some of the Symphony prints listed for sale. It is a year or so old so I hadn't been able to find any more until recently. Might add to that collection. Very bright, deep colors. Love it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Errmm, well I'm afraid I REALLY cut into them! I make One Block Wonders. :mrgreen: :lol:
    That was going to be my reply too! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33
    here I go again
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    I had found this pattern online when I did my search and it was definitely one of the contenders! Looked easy, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    http://www.quiltbooks.co.nz/products...2fcf667a03d56e

    I just bought this book, so haven't made one yet. But Look at the possibilities! :-)
    That does have offer some possibilities! Will bookmark that page!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    this is my favorite pattern for big prints..

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...h-light_1.html
    Wow! 19" blocks! Definitely would show the fabric! Will bookmark that page, too!

    Thanks!

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    Ten Minute Block. There is a tute on it on here and youtube. It is from D-sign Originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter68
    Ten Minute Block. There is a tute on it on here and youtube. It is from D-sign Originals.
    I checked it out...looks kinda cool! Definitely something to think about...if not for this quilt then for one in the future!

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    GIANT log cabin.

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    I like them for "Stack & Whack".

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    I usually try to use this in a wide border.

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    My absolute favorite of all time ( and I know lots others too) is Warm Wishes. Here is a free pattern and you can just add or take away blocks to make it any size!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter68
    Ten Minute Block. There is a tute on it on here and youtube. It is from D-sign Originals.
    I made the 10 minute block using 9 inch squares and I loved the way it turned out. here is a shot of the top(not finished)
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    I did a quilt I called "My Flower Garden" and I had 26 different prints of flowers and each 8" square was a flower - I believe I made two of each and then laid out the quilt so no two were close to one another and also varied the colors so they were scattered, and I put black sashing between each block - and bordered it in black.

    My nephew and his new bride are into flowers and he loves black - so although I got thumbs down when I started the quilt from my better half, once it was done, he said "This quilt can stay right here!" he loved it and it was both colorful and cozy.

    They loved the quilt and I have way more than enough fabric to make at least 2 more quilts of this fabric.

    I'm cleaning my sewing room now, so as soon as i get it set up again from shampooing the rug and all, I'll be back at quilting. My next quilt will be a fan quilt of many floral pastels for my great niece, and after that is my applique quilt of horse scenes for my other niece.. so I have a lot in the wind - just need to get this room ready to roll!

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    We just purchased a pattern called "Just Can't Cut It," or something similar. It is made specifically to showcase a large-scale print without cutting it into small pieces.

    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    What is your favorite pattern to use with large scale prints...those fabrics that are just too pretty to cut into?

    Thanks in advance!
    Most of mine I use on a back somehow. Or still on my shelf!

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    I recently picked up a Benartex pattern named Floral Rails. The big snowballs are cut 10.5 inches and the smaller ones 6.5. I also found a perfect print for the large ones in a FQ. I am having trouble getting yardage, but I do have a glimmer of hope. The pattern is available on the Benartex website. Floral Rails is my choice for my weight loss quilt from another thread. The same website has another one that would work for large prints. It's Golden something and made in batiks in their handout.

    Sewlmatesister, thank you for the Warm Wishes pattern. It's what I want for my next prayer quilt. I hadn't gone on as pattern search yet. The binding goes on the one that's on the machine today, so I can start choosing my colors for Warm Wishes. Stash, here I come! Yay!

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    I have a book by Pamela Mostek called "Just Can't Cut It!" It has some great suggestions/patterns for those fabrics you don't want to cut. I haven't made one yet for I have the fabric on my shelf for the cover quilt.

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