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Thread: What to do with 14 fat quarters?

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    Super Member GailG's Avatar
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    I have recently acquired a pack of 14 batik fat quarters -- PASSION TEA by Hoffman Fabrics. The most beautiful combination of teals and rusts you've ever seen!! What can I do with them? I have no need for a wall hanging, but if that's all I have enough for, then I'll do it, but I'd like to make some kiind of lap quilt if I can squeeze enough out of those fats. I have a solid brown that blends well with them. Would that take away the beauty from the batiks?

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    It screams Yellow Brick Road to me as the blocks are of a size that really shows off lovely fabrics. :idea:

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    A solid make make the batiks shine even more :D:D:D
    Lay the brown yardage out, place the batiks on top of it and see what you think :wink:

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    Send them to me????

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    Go to www.maryquilts.com and check out the boxed square pattern. She made a 48" by 60" quilt from 20 2 1?2" strips. You could get 2 blocks from each fat quarter. I think the colors would be beautiful in this pattern.

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    I think a solid brown would make the batiks even more beautiful.

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    14 fat quarters = 3-1/2 yards. With your brown you should have enough for a nice lap quilt.

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    Here's one paired with black.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88761-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK
    It screams Yellow Brick Road to me as the blocks are of a size that really shows off lovely fabrics. :idea:
    Thanks for the idea. Will have to research that pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    A solid make make the batiks shine even more :D:D:D
    Lay the brown yardage out, place the batiks on top of it and see what you think :wink:
    Thanks! Will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Oh lodry I see lots of hst and redesigned blocks with some sashings to make a larger lap or single size qulit.
    I had thought of a churndash or a D9P. Or perhaps even the D4P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Send them to me????
    That would be generous, huh. Only thing is, this is my first time owning Batiks. Love, love, love them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Send them to me????
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    Go to www.maryquilts.com and check out the boxed square pattern. She made a 48" by 60" quilt from 20 2 1?2" strips. You could get 2 blocks from each fat quarter. I think the colors would be beautiful in this pattern.
    I really like that one too. Oh my, {sigh} what's a girl to do? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    Here's one paired with black.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88761-1.htm
    The brown would work well on that one.

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    Thanks all for hopping on this one so fast. One more question....should I wash the fats?

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    I keep telling myself I am not envious, but I really really love batiks. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    Here's one paired with black.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88761-1.htm
    The brown would work well on that one.
    This is a great idea, or bordering with the brown!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Thanks all for hopping on this one so fast. One more question....should I wash the fats?
    Now you have put the fat in the fire :!: The subject of pre-washing fabrics is a huge argument.

    I don't, never have, never will. I have confidence in the fabrics I use as I only buy reputable named manufactures of quilting fabric and I know that a lot of quilters will scream in horror but I have never had a catastrophe, yet [img]http://bestsmileys.com/fingers/1.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK
    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Thanks all for hopping on this one so fast. One more question....should I wash the fats?
    Now you have put the fat in the fire :!: The subject of pre-washing fabrics is a huge argument.

    I don't, never have, never will. I have confidence in the fabrics I use as I only buy reputable named manufactures of quilting fabric and I know that a lot of quilters will scream in horror but I have never had a catastrophe, yet [img]http://bestsmileys.com/fingers/1.gif[/img]
    I was thinking that since the quarters are basically darks with mediums mixed in and the brown is dark I'll have no problem. I wasn't planning on washing, but I've never used batiks before and didin't know if they bleed.

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    Gail, I wouldn't do a D9P with 14 different fabrics. I did and I like it but it's kind of busy with nothing really standing out.
    I like your idea of the soft brown.
    Can't wait to see pics :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Thanks all for hopping on this one so fast. One more question....should I wash the fats?
    I've noticed that we seem to "hop on fast" whenever someone wants an opinion LOL :D:D:D
    I don't know about washing first though, sorry!

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    I did a Turning 20 (with 13 fabrics) for our little girl - she's 3. She sleeps w/it every night. It wound up being big enough to double up in her crib. Would be a nice lap size quilt. I just loved it. :) Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    I did a Turning 20 (with 13 fabrics) for our little girl - she's 3. She sleeps w/it every night. It wound up being big enough to double up in her crib. Would be a nice lap size quilt. I just loved it. :) Good Luck.
    And they now have some variations on T20 a really good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Thanks all for hopping on this one so fast. One more question....should I wash the fats?
    I've noticed that we seem to "hop on fast" whenever someone wants an opinion LOL :D:D:D
    I don't know about washing first though, sorry!
    Ha! I'm pretty quick with my own opinion often times. And thanks for the tip about the D9P. I'll stay away from that one.
    I don't know about the pictures. I'm ignorant in that category.

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