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Thread: Too much money!

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    Too much money!

    I am used to collecting scraps from clothing to make quilts but this Christmas I was given $200 in gift certificates for quilting. I want to buy some fancy fabric and make a quilt that is all matchy-matchy. Only problem is I have so much freedom I dont know what pattern to make! Ideas?

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    lol-just go have fun .if you were closer I would go shopping with you.
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    The possibilities are endless! Maybe go in to your LQS and see if there is one there you really love. If there is they should have the pattern available! If you don't find one there, go home and google quilt images and try to find one!
    Have fun!

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    Experiment with fabrics you haven't had the opportunity to use before---maybe batiks, brights, etc. Just be careful, they're addictive. Maybe use part of it to get a book with LOTS of patterns.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Look at the quilts in this board, lots of ideas to pick from.

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    The creme brulee patttern and wagon wheels by buggy barn are two that have been posted on here that I love, might want to search them out!
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    Have you seen the one done by pittsburgpam? I love her one in creams and browns under the post of.....it's all crinkly! Maybe type in Batik quilts in search too. I'm sure it wouldn't take long to use up your $200 in batiks.

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    If you have any bookmarked from the board, look at those first.
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    Go to this website and you will find all kinds of patterns. http://www.quilterscache.com/Alphabe...stPageA_F.html

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    I agree that going to a local quilt shop and looking around is the way to go. Most LQSs have quilts on display and you'll get a better idea of what you'd like. Have fun spending all that money!
    Heather

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    Go to Clothworks website, and look at their collections with free patterns. Or to Windham which also has beautiful fabric lines and suggested patterns. Or to Kaufman which has the same. Mary Koval and Robyn Pandolph do beautiful collections.
    Lucky you!
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    Ever thought of buying a kit you really like. Many online placed and quilt stores have them.

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    I am a scrap quilter too, I would probly have to buy a kit or hit the remenent tables, I could get a load of scraps for 200 bucks, of perhaps some notions I have wanted .

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    There has got to be something you always wanted to make. Now's the time!

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    Just have fun!

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    I understand your problem. I get that way when I'm in a large store with a lot of choices! Pick a quilt you like in a magazine maybe and then shop for that....That would help me with my "overwhelmed" feeling. Have fun whatever you decide!
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    Some LQS make up their own kits, so if you find a quilt you love - they may have it in a kit for you - lots of [email protected]!
    I used to be "hot", now it's just "hot flashes!"

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    You should go to a couple of different quilt shops and see what is hanging around. I am sure one will inspire you. I would recommend purchasing a kit. Sometimes it is nice when the fabric is all together and ready for you to cut and sew!! Have fun! I am green with envy.
    SewMomma66 - Janome 7700 named Lucy, Pfaff Creative Vision 5.5 named Ethyl, Babylock serger named Fred, and Janome 9500 named Ricky.

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    Wow! Have fun with the shopping. I would definitely look online at a lot of websites. Shops online are having great bargains at this time. Plus Hancocks is having great sales, too, online and at the stores. Not everyone is near a LQS and you can get good quality fabric at Hancocks and Hobby Lobby and at the Sew n Vac stores, also.

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    Maybe find some fabric you just love/ have to have and then let it talk to you as to what pattern to make. Like the 30s fabrics have certain patterns you expect to see- Dresden plate , etc... Civil war fabric has certain blocks ... what ever you decide be sure and keep us posted
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    6 fat quarters, border and backing, TADA!! It's a quick and easy pattern too. Add more fat quarters for bigger quilts

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    I'd start going thru some patterns and usually 1 or 2 will just grab your attention and you know you'd like to make them. Have fun picking out your fabrics and making your quilt.

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    Sometimes when my DD and I have a little cash for a shopping spree we go out early and do a sort of reconnaissance mission looking at several shops and the stuff we want. Then we have lunch and make our decisions, go back and spend the cash. Enjoy your shopping spree!

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    Take your time and savor the shopping before you choose something. If I was given that amount of money, I would look for a bom of the month class at my LQS, that way I would enjoy the gift for all 12 months.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    Too much money. How funny! Never thought that was possible.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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