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    I really like this pattern and want to make it. My mom and I were at Joann's and decided to guestimate how much I needed, since I didn't have the pattern with me. I got 4 yards of each color. When I checked the pattern, I need 4 1/2 of the white and 5 1/4 of the red.

    So I'm now trying to decide if I should try to make it smaller with a border of the smaller print that I have. I think it should have some kind of border anyway. Or If I should go back to Joann's and see if they still have the same two fabrics.

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    Oops hit enter too early. What are your thoughts?
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    I think a "quick" trip back for me is in order. But then, I am a facilitator of stash building.

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    The only thing is, it isn't a quick trip. It's 30 miles one way.

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    Can you go online and get the rest of the fabric??

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    Can you call them and ask them to mail it you if you use a credit card?

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    I bought the fabric a year ago. I don't even know if they will have it. The more I look at it, the more I don't like the smaller red print. So I guess I will take a swatch with me next time I go and see if I can find more. But I think I will buy extra red if they have it. I think it needs a border.

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    I like the red print so if you really hate it my address is...LOL!

    If you can't get more of the same you could make it smaller then put a wider border round in a toning fabric. Just an idea!

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    At the risk of sounding stupid.. What is a toning fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiebooboo
    At the risk of sounding stupid.. What is a toning fabric?
    No such thing as stupid question! :D

    By toning fabric, I mean one that goes with your original fabrics ie the same colours but a different pattern. Maybe a larger red on white print or even a white on red print?

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    Oh, I guess that is kind of what I was going for with the small red and white print. But I don't really like that particular one with the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiebooboo
    Oh, I guess that is kind of what I was going for with the small red and white print. But I don't really like that particular one with the others.
    :oops: :oops: :oops:

    Sorry, I didn't read properly!

    But I do like that red and white print with the others!

    However I think the best option would be more of the same fabric OR if you can't get any more, make it smaller because the real impact of that pattern is emphasised by the use of just two fabrics; if you're making it with no specific size needed, I think I'd just go for smaller if you couldn't get more fabric. It may not end up THAT much smaller - often patterns give you way over yardage requirements! :D

    Sorry again, I'll pay more attention in future before I go jumping in with my big mouth! :oops:

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    Another thought if you can't get more fabric - you could make the top as big as you've got fabric for then 'audition' the red print for a border - if it doesn't work, don't use it and keep it as a smaller quilt.

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    :oops: :oops: :oops:

    Sorry, I didn't read properly!

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    I probably didn't explain my idea well. :-)

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    No , you DID I insist it was MY FAULT!!!

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    (WAS - WASN'T - WAS TOO! - WAS NOT! :lol: )

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    what if the first border around was black or some other different color, then red, then white border? the different color would stretch out the real colors.
    or the other way around:red border, white border, then finish with black or yellow or whatever

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    I think on a two-color quilt, it may be noted that a border of a "different" color means you ran out of the main fabrics. If that does not bother you, then add more. Personally, I'd opt to go smaller (you'll be done faster too - lol). This quilt doe not need a border (mho).

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    I just got back from Joanns, and they do not have the red anymore. So I think I will just do something completely different with the red and white and get completely different fabric for this one.

    Maybe I'll do it in purple and put it in my own bedroom. I was going to put it on the guest bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiebooboo
    I just got back from Joanns, and they do not have the red anymore. So I think I will just do something completely different with the red and white and get completely different fabric for this one.
    A quilter after my own heart......and thusly, the stash grows. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    No , you DID I insist it was MY FAULT!!!

    K x

    (WAS - WASN'T - WAS TOO! - WAS NOT! :lol: )
    GIRLS, SHHH! do you want the "farm-er" to hear you? lol
    nanny-nanny boo-boo, stick your head in d_ d_!...it was them, it was all them...lol, lol, lol... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    good idea...think you knew in your heart, what you wanted all the time.
    My rule of thumb is:
    Making a choice between two options?
    Pick one, and if it keeps bothering you,
    then you know, you really wanted the other. :wink:

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    Actually, while I was at Joann's, I found 3 like bundles that my daughter would love. So I got them for a birthday quilt for her.

    I guess my own will get put off again..

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    I would make it smaller and add extra borders. Maybe it will work out. Maybe they still have some fabric. Let us know what you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiebooboo
    I just got back from Joanns, and they do not have the red anymore. So I think I will just do something completely different with the red and white and get completely different fabric for this one.

    Maybe I'll do it in purple and put it in my own bedroom. I was going to put it on the guest bed.
    Great decision!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink: :D

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    No , you DID I insist it was MY FAULT!!!

    K x

    (WAS - WASN'T - WAS TOO! - WAS NOT! :lol: )
    GIRLS, SHHH! do you want the "farm-er" to hear you? lol
    nanny-nanny boo-boo, stick your head in d_ d_!...it was them, it was all them...lol, lol, lol... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Yah but he don't unnerstand US - he don't speak our language! He not from our planettttttteeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :wink:

    K x

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