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Thread: Suggestions for large prints

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    Junior Member LittleMo's Avatar
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    I have several large pieces of fabric that all have very large prints, mostly florals.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to make these into. I am so used to working with little prints, I am at a loss on how to use the large prints.

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    If you want to focus one fabric, Warm Wishes might work, or Square in a Square 2. I also have another that might work. You can google Warm Wishes or put that in the search spot here. Let me attach the other two, and if they interest you, I will research to see where I got them.
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to show us these pictures! Very helpful.

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    I like the Irish Chains I've seen with the centers (non-chain parts) done in the big print. Really pretty...

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    How about a shadow box pattern. They actually recommend using large prints...

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    There's one called Just Can't Cut it. :) That looks beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    How about a shadow box pattern. They actually recommend using large prints...
    I also love the shadow box pattern

    http://www.ericas.com/quilting/patterns/39955b.jpg

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    There's a series: BQ, BQ2 and BQ3. All are wonderful for large scale prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina
    If you want to focus one fabric, Warm Wishes might work, or Square in a Square 2. I also have another that might work. You can google Warm Wishes or put that in the search spot here. Let me attach the other two, and if they interest you, I will research to see where I got them.
    I have floral print fabric that I had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for sharing.

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    If you really want to have some fun...try one of Ricky Tims "Convergence Quilts". They work very well with large prints and the end result is unique and amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMo
    I have several large pieces of fabric that all have very large prints, mostly florals.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to make these into. I am so used to working with little prints, I am at a loss on how to use the large prints.
    Have you tried a Stack N Wack? Large prints work the best, you get the most movement in the blocks, especially is there is leveral different colors in the print. I made this quilt several years ago. The border fabric is the fabric the blocks are made from, it's so much fun to see the patterns emerge as you put them together.

    Stack N Wack, border fabric is what they are made from
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    Love your stack and whack!!! its such a fun technique too!

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    I would reccommend the Stack & Whack or the OBW also. They both come out beautiful with large floral prints.

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