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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    What does one do with tons of orange strips left over from a quilt? LOL I must have cut enough strips to make at least 3 more quilts because I still have a bagfull of them. I just kept collecting orange fabrics and cutting them into strips till I had a bag of them, figuring I'd need a lot for a big quilt. I barely made a dent it seems. And orange is not a color I will be using as a rule.
    A little maybe for scrappys, but not a whole bagful... Any suggestions of what I could put with orange to make it less.... orange? and not look like the 70's. lol.

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    GO to Quiltville.com.. She uses scraps and strips..

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    Add black and make quilts for Halloween.

    Add brown and make quilts for the Oregon State Beavers. (We see those colors a lot around here.)

    A little orange, or gold, will add zing to most color combinations. But a lot of orange...will still be orange. I like orange, a lot, but not everyone does.

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    Orange is great with magenta and aqua.
    Also with yellows and peach.
    Use it with blues.
    Try orange, rose, soft purple, with touches of aqua on a pale yellow background.

    Use some of the strips as narrow borders/flanges in other quilts.
    Are the wide enough for bindings?

    Wow, I think you have a treasure!

    Jan in VA

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    Maybe do a black and white quilt or some other neutral color themed quilt and use a little orange for some color. Fall themed quilts or table runner would work, too.

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    orange goes so well with black and brown, maybe you could make a couple quilts with those colors added in.

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    I don't think you would have any trouble selling or trading them here!

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    Hey wildyard,

    May I suggest our family adopt you? We have a ton of University of Florida (orange! blue!) relatives. Alternately, Auburn University fans (orange! blue!) would love those orange strips for scrappy quilts, but I can't in good conscience recommend that to anyone.

    Roll Tide! (crimson and white)

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    Blue is the natural compliment. Lavenders will work with orange in the right hues. how about a childs quilt. kids love bright colors. Orange would pop a lot of things.

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    I have to laugh here about you cutting strips and collecting orange. I didn't collect orange but got strip happy in my cutting. I cut some from every fabric in my stash and even BOUGHT some 1/8th yards just to add in. I was going to make a spider web. Well, I made a small spiderweb for the table and one teardrop strip one for the bed. Had not made much of a dent but tired of it so passed to son and wife who each made a strip quilt and added some fabrics. Meanwhile, I now decide I am now in the mood to make another so am cutting more strips and NOW they tell me the box is comming back to me with more in it than when it started. Hummmmm think it will return on their door step when done.

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    You can make a carrot tablerunner for Easter. Think I saw it online at http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...-runner_1.html

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    I used orange and brown for a log cabin quilt.

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    I used purple and orange for my great nieces hidden stars quilt. She told me she wanted a purple and orange quilt and I thought OMG. but it urned out quit pretty.

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    that would be pretty!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Orange is great with magenta and aqua.
    Also with yellows and peach.
    Use it with blues.
    Try orange, rose, soft purple, with touches of aqua on a pale yellow background.

    Use some of the strips as narrow borders/flanges in other quilts.
    Are the wide enough for bindings?

    Wow, I think you have a treasure!

    Jan in VA

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    Knock, knock
    Who's there?
    banana
    banana who?
    Knock, knock
    Who's there?
    banana
    banana who?
    Who's there?
    banana
    banana who?
    Knock, knock
    Who's there?
    Orange
    Orange Who?
    Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

    Sorry I had too :0 :roll:

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    Do something for fall. Leaves, pumpkins things like that. Use the orange to its benefit. Maybe even a fruit table runner with little oranges on it.

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    I do a lot of rainbow Project Linus / Quilts for Kids quilts ~ maybe either do some charity quilts, or do a swap with someone and get the color you want? Oranges are hard to find, I know I am always hunting for them for the stash, and of my well-over-1,000-yard stash, I only have about 2 yards of oranges! (its just not a rainbow without it!)

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    I would love to swap with you. Orange isn't easy to find around here.

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    Add them to browns and golds for fall table runners, lap quilts or wallhangings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanycats
    I have to laugh here about you cutting strips and collecting orange. I didn't collect orange but got strip happy in my cutting. I cut some from every fabric in my stash and even BOUGHT some 1/8th yards just to add in. I was going to make a spider web. Well, I made a small spiderweb for the table and one teardrop strip one for the bed. Had not made much of a dent but tired of it so passed to son and wife who each made a strip quilt and added some fabrics. Meanwhile, I now decide I am now in the mood to make another so am cutting more strips and NOW they tell me the box is comming back to me with more in it than when it started. Hummmmm think it will return on their door step when done.
    This reminds me of when my guild had a box, only about 16" square by 3" deep, full of 4" squares, all different fabrics. One of the ladies took it home and started sewing. She brought in quilt after quilt after quilt, made from those squares. All were comfort quilts to be given to local groups. She was so happy to empty that box! But the quilts she made were beautiful.

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    Go to the search engine on this page. Type in orange and you might be inspired by one of the quilts that show up in the search results.

    If you are not inspired to make another orange quilt, then I'm sure you could sell them on this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champagnebubbles
    Knock, knock
    Who's there?
    banana
    banana who?
    Knock, knock
    Who's there?
    banana
    banana who?
    Who's there?
    banana
    banana who?
    Knock, knock
    Who's there?
    Orange
    Orange Who?
    Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

    Sorry I had too :0 :roll:
    That was to cute
    :thumbup:

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    Use them for a scrappy border for a scrappy quilt, or as someone else mentioned-narrow borders around a scrappy quilt. I think you might be surprised what it adds to something done scrappy.

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    lol!!!!

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    I am not sure if my friend will see this but I am sure she would say orange and brown = Cleveland Browns! LOL
    David

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