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Thread: Vest Panels

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    I bought several vest panels back in the day when they were popular. Does anyone have any ideas or have you seen any patterns on what I could do with them (other than make vests LOL)
    I think I saw a quilt at one time made from them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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    I don't remember what these look like. Could you please post a photo?

    Thanks!

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    I will see if I can figure out how to do that!

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    I had one that I wore out, a long time ago. Thinking of making another one now. It had a fancy front and satin/polyester back, like some of the mens' fancy ones.
    If I remember correctly, it had a lot of embroidered Indian markings on it, and some thickly embroidered turquoise jewelry.

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    Depending on what is on them, maybe you could use them for applique. Or cut them into blocks.

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    I'd say that you could probably at least cut some images off of them (depending on the images) and use them for blocks/or bricks (rectangles) and cut the remaining parts up for blocks..

    To post a picture, just post, and after it shows up, you'll see blue boxes under your post, Reply, Quote Reply, Edit, Add Attachment.

    Click on Add Attachment and then browse to find where the picture is on your computer, then submit.

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    I think someone used them for one block wonder quilt.

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    A big welcome from the eastern part of Texas.

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    You could cut them apart and use sections of them as focus squares/blocks.

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    I love the vests for my scrappy quilts, esp the holiday themed of wildlife ones,I just cut out the images and fuse them on blocks.

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    You could start a comeback. Make them up as quilted vests and wear them ironically. It could become the newest hipster "thing."

    RST

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    I have several that I plan on cutting blocks of the images. I had a friend that just cut them in strips including the writing and used them for binding on her scrappy quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbO
    I have several that I plan on cutting blocks of the images. I had a friend that just cut them in strips including the writing and used them for binding on her scrappy quilts.
    now that's a great idea--i've been tempted to use them in a postage stamp quilt--could get lots of variety there!

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    Thanks everyone for the great ideas!

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    I'm thinking of doing this with the postage stamps. May just put the whole piece on the back of a scrappy quilt just for fun!


    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    Quote Originally Posted by BarbO
    I have several that I plan on cutting blocks of the images. I had a friend that just cut them in strips including the writing and used them for binding on her scrappy quilts.
    now that's a great idea--i've been tempted to use them in a postage stamp quilt--could get lots of variety there!

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