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Thread: What are these??

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    They look like stamped for embroidery pieces, they could be a linen blend. di out the old embroidery hoop, get some new floss and make them pretty. You could just paint them with acrylics for fabric.Anyway they are a find.Good for you.
    Annette

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    The bottom fabric is cut from a panel. My mom and I got this fabric as part of a challenge project for a retreat a couple of years ago. The challenge project came with lots of different fabric. I made a two sided apron and used four of these fussy cuts for pockets!

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    They kind of look like embroidery patterns. They would look beautiful embroidered but WOW, that would take alot of time!

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    The black and tan squares were part of a Thimbleberries
    quilt club quilt. They were bordered with small quilt blocks
    and then, sashed and then assembled into a large quilt.
    Hope that helps.

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    Looks like blocks you embroidery. You can embroidery them if you like, then put them together with sashing in between the blocks and then borders to match. Or you can you can make individual blocks and make pilows out of them or minature quilts with the red ones. On the fruit, probably tea towels, place mats, pot holders, napkins.. Have fun.

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    Yes, I agree, they look like Trichem pieces, where you paint the pictures and then do whatever you want with them. They would make some nice pillows...or quilt them. You could give them to a Senior Club if not wanted and they would do something with them. If you have grandchildren, let them paint them and make a quilt.

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    The first pic looks like panels that you can put together with borders, although they are cut pretty close to the print, to make a quilt.

    The second pic looks like something you could either embroider with thread or yarn, then sew together to make a quilt. You'd lose the cute border but could really jazz it up with bright spring colors.

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    Oh, hey! I just got the top one at MY Goodwill, but it's in blue. Too funny. I got it for my mom because she loves Americana stuff. Mine were all on one pc., though, not cut apart. I thought she could either make throw pillows out of the sections, or put strips around them to make into quilt squares.

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    The second photo with the stars are Thimbleberries...They had lots of coordinating fabrics a few years ago...one of the best things I saw done with them was "coloring" them with crayons and heat setting them (just a gentle shading with various colors) and then setting them into squares using an assortment of other Thimbleberry fabrics. You might check the Thimbleberries site and see if there are any pictures floating around!

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    Whatever they are -they are a fantastic find.

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    Put them in small picture frames and hang them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love2Craft
    The second photo with the stars are Thimbleberries...They had lots of coordinating fabrics a few years ago...one of the best things I saw done with them was "coloring" them with crayons and heat setting them (just a gentle shading with various colors) and then setting them into squares using an assortment of other Thimbleberry fabrics. You might check the Thimbleberries site and see if there are any pictures floating around!

    This idea offering sounds like a winner to me. Great find. Lucky you!

    Also the earlier idea for the red and white blocks being put into quilt blocks is a good one. If the space for seams is too small, the blocks could be appliqued onto a block rather that sashed.
    Have fun!

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    Aunt Martha had a lot of that kind of stuff for finishing when I was a kid in the 40's
    Annette

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    Sew them together and make a wall hanging, unless they would be suitable for a quilt. If so make quilts out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Are they for needlework or just as is?
    I would use them either way, they are cute.

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    The tan patches with the designs are from a quilt by thimbleberries you were supposed to color them with crayons and put borders on them. I made two quilts from similar patches.

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    The second picture has the center squares of a Thimbleberries quilt of 3 or 4 years ago. We painted them, embroidered them, used crayons to color them...whatever you wanted to do to add color and then we added borders to make the squares. The first ones, probably used in the same way...center of a block.

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    I have a friend that saw these and wanted to know if you wanted to part with them.

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    the tan squares were indeed from a Thimbleberries Block of the month club. There were 12 and each one was symbolic of the month. The doves with the heart were February, the rabbit was April. the name of the pattern and BOM club was 'Vintage Stitches' My Mother in law was making this quilt (along with about 24 others) before she passed on. I have each monthly kit of fabric tied up with a little string - but unfortunately not the directions!

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    They are to be placed with pride and adored. :)

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    Oh, I just came across this posting on Ebay - it is the whole quilt that someone made with the little panels.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Thimbleberries-V...item1c10c55961

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    I'd like to sell any of my quilts for $475.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
    I'd like to sell any of my quilts for $475.
    No bids as of Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Are they for needlework or just as is?
    You can color them with crayons, do needlework, or use as is.

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