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    Slab

    Can anyone tell me what "slab" refers to in quilting? I saw an article that referred to "Slab Quilts". Is it a size of fabric cut like a fat quarter? Excuse my ignorance!

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    I'll be watching this one, I have no idea!

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    go to, crazy mom quilts, she has information on them, type of scrap quilt

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    Google "slab quilts". Lots of info!
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    Awesome info thank you!

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    I've been making slabs for years and didn't even know it ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I've been making slabs for years and didn't even know it ;-)
    Yeahy...me too!
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    Interesting- had never heard that term before! Learned something new today.

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    Looks like a 15.5" square made out of rectangles. Love the one shown at the site. Different material, same hues of color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    Interesting- had never heard that term before! Learned something new today.
    What she said.

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    Is a slab a big crumb block? This is what it looks like to me

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    Just a bunch of pieces of fabric sewn together to make another larger piece of fabric. Usually done in the one color.

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    I'm going to stick to a slab of clay or concrete slab, these fabric slabs are far to random for me.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Don't feel bad. I've been quilting, teaching, shop owning, designing patterns for over 30 years and I didn't have a clue what "slab" referred to either!

    The only "slab" I know is the one my Texas house was built on. Had to follow Kitsie's google idea and opened a whole new world!!

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    The only slab I knew was ribs. Thanks for the learnin'.
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    I'm tired of learning new words or abbreviations. my head is full to over flowing now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    Interesting- had never heard that term before! Learned something new today.
    Never heard the term used in quilting either and I have been quilting for over 30 years !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I've been making slabs for years and didn't even know it ;-)
    Debra, you're a woman ahead of your time.

    Here in Australia, a slab is what we build a house on but it can also be a box of beer.
    Last edited by katesnanna; 07-13-2013 at 03:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    I'm tired of learning new words or abbreviations. my head is full to over flowing now.
    awww ..i know what you mean!...my dear brother told me that after 50 our heads are so full of knowledge that we have to 'forget' something everytime we learn something new.
    now i will google 'slab quilting' i love doing crumb blocks so maybe i just didn't have a name for them.

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    I posted this on July 5th
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t225176.html
    I had never made a slab before but I sent the 4 pictured in my post off to Canada for flood victims. It isn't too late if you would like to do one or two and send yours off. The information is in my post.
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Don't feel bad. I've been quilting, teaching, shop owning, designing patterns for over 30 years and I didn't have a clue what "slab" referred to either!

    The only "slab" I know is the one my Texas house was built on. Had to follow Kitsie's google idea and opened a whole new world!!

    Jan in VA
    You made me laugh, Jan. Yes, my Texas house is built on a "slab" of concrete.....and sometimes these slabs shift and you end up with fine cracks in your walls. That's Texas soil for you.

    I had never heard the term "slab" when referring to a quilt, either. We're adding to our descriptive language today.

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    New term to me also. Little research on this one.

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    Thanks to all of you who told us what a "slab" is. Now I know!! New term for me.

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    Sparky's Mom missed your thread. This was the first time I heard the term. Considering the hours I spend on quilting sites, kind of amazing.

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    A box of beer? Is that anything like boxed wine?
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