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Old 05-19-2019, 11:21 AM
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Iíll spare you the gory details but I am the unfortunate recipient of many, many 4x4Ē blocks of the ugliest fabric ever. Ö.little tiny busy-busy-busy-busy flower blocks in all kinds of colors. I canít stand looking at them but I canít bring myself to throw them out either. Any suggestions on what I can make and quickly unload on an unsuspecting person?
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:24 AM
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​A disappearing nine patch with a neutral background colour may tame your funky fabrics. If you just want to use just the squares on small projects, what about the little pin cushion chickens?
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:40 AM
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Remember... beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Why not mix your busy-busy-busy squares with some nice quiet light solids and make some lap quilts for donations. I bet the recipients will love them and appreciate you for giving some cheer with all the flowers.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:56 AM
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Can you post some pictures?
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
​A disappearing nine patch with a neutral background colour may tame your funky fabrics. If you just want to use just the squares on small projects, what about the little pin cushion chickens?
If I made pin cushions out of all the squares I have, thereíd be enough for both Canada and the U.S. I'll look into the disappearing 9 patch and hope it lives true to itís name.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:25 PM
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I canít bring myself to throw them out
If you have nothing invested in the fabric why keep it? Feel guilty about having that second piece of pie, not about tossing unwanted fabric. It would be in the trash or donation box as soon as I got it and no one would ever know LOL
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:29 PM
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Here's some pix. I also have a 1" stack of 8x8 fabric squares that are (almost) just as ugly. Keep the suggestions coming, please!

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Old 05-19-2019, 12:34 PM
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I'm betting if you posted them available for teh cost of postage, they'd get snapped up. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Even if they aren't beautiful, I'd cut them in to 1.5" squares and they'd be fine. Trust me, somebody who can't spend much would love them.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:43 PM
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These would be perfect for a scrap quilt with either 9-patch or 12-patch design. Sashings could be placed between blocks and/or blocks on point. I would consider these as jackpot winnings . . . there are so many possibilities available. Have fun with them!
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:47 PM
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Free table at the Guild. Sewing time is too short to work with fabric you believe to be ugly. I think they are fine but I know how hard it is to work on something that is not your taste or style. The ugliest quilt I have ever made (to me) is loved by the person who chose it in my stack of quilts.
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