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What to do with Loud Border Stripe Fabric

Old 09-17-2018, 08:05 AM
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Default What to do with Loud Border Stripe Fabric

Several years ago I was given a good amount of new fabric from a particular range - Makower UK Windsor. All the fabric incorporated into various quilts, bags, totes etc, except a 4 meter cut - The Border Stripe Fabric.

It is so 'in your face' and loud. I don't have any solids would go with it and I am not keen on buying any more fabric as I am busy stash busting. If it was of more muted colours a striped wholecloth look might have worked. The stripes are too wide to cut into triangles to make "striped boxes" blocks.

I don't have a camera (have a dumb phone!) and this is the only link I could find to show what it is https://www.ebay.de/itm/60-cm-Makower-Patchworkstoff-Serie-WINDSOR-Blumen-gestreift-stripe/163167102000?hash=item25fd846430:g:w6kAAOSw4GVYKfP d

The only thing I could think of is to cut it as strips and make a jelly roll type rug. Any thoughts?

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Check out this MSQC tutorial -perfect for striped fabric.:-)

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dumb phone! l love that. me too!!!
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:18 AM
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I've used some in scrap quilts, cutting them various sizes . . . some 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" . . . and used them that way. I am reminded of Bonnie Hunter's words: If it is still ugly, you haven't cut it small enough.
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I'm also a dumb phone user!

I'd cut it into strips and use those. If the strips are wide enough, you could make squares out of them for some 9 patches. That would be cute!
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Originally Posted by ekuw View Post
Check out this MSQC tutorial -perfect for striped fabric.:-)

I made that one. It was difficult to match all the stripes (not the seams) as the fabric was not printed exactly straight. When I finished it, I did not like it. It was so much of the same thing, it was not attractive to me. I tried sashing it, and that helped, but it still sits there in the ufo pile. At $.02 per square inch to get it quilted, it will likely stay a UFO.

I like your fabric, so I'd make strips out of it and use it for a log cabin or a rail fence.

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Old 09-17-2018, 10:12 AM
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What about something like this?
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60 degree table runners for Christmas gifts; I think the fabric is lovely and not loud at all.
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​The triangle frenzy table runner works well with striped fabric. I had a large strip similar to yours and I cut down the strips to separate the patterns and used up the different patterns as scraps in a scrap quilt. Don’t think of it as striped fabric but rather strips of several different fabrics.
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The jelly roll rug is very popular now so I would cut into strips and make the rug. That way the strips don't have to be perfect, just close, and your rug would be color coordinated. Whatever you make, show us the finished product. Have fun.
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