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Thread: What would you do with 200 Civil War repros?

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    Junior Member jumpin' judy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah CA
    JUMPING JUDY, I have the Farmer's Wife Sampler book and want to start it but don't know where to purchase the fabric. Where did you purchase your fabric and did you use a certain colorway? Thanks a million!

    Quote Originally Posted by jumpin' judy
    How 'bout Farmer's Wife. It is a sampler with 6 1/2" blocks. I'm doing mine out of CW repros.
    I am using CW fabrics from my stash. I have noticed a lot of LQS's are using it for a BOM. My only problem with the quilt is that there are no cutting instructions in the book for the blocks. On the CD are 106 templates that have to be printed one at a time. Still no cutting instructions, so I print the templates, measure them, and then cut. I am maintaining a separae notebook of the 106 printouts. They are very pretty blocks, but they are small with lots of itty bitty peices. I've only made 6 blocks so far....this is going to take a while! Good luck!

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    I heard that EQ has or will soon have the software program. I was disappointed with the template pdfs included with the book and my printer is doing overtime with the Sentimental Stitches blocks and Jane STickle software...I'll have to put this on hold for a bit, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin'gran
    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer
    Eddie, where did you find the no set in seams pattern? I would like to try this pattern.
    I forgot to click quote...ditto for me...
    Sent you a PM. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I WAS going to do the DJ club but I find that I just don't have any interest in doing it. I bought 200 different CW fabrics in fat eights (9x11) so what to do with them?

    Obviously, it will be a scrappy quilt and I do want a very old fashioned look, like an 1800's quilt. Anyone have some links to some old quilt pictures and/or patterns?

    I bought a book called Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts that is all about the tiny blocks in antique quilts but I'm not sure I am hooked on any of the patterns yet.
    Have you ever checked into Jo Morton's quilt? I belong to her yahoo group and I also go to a Jo Morton quilt club. I love her patterns and her fabric. Good luck

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    Here is a link to a Civil War Cot Quilt. Pretty simple and could be chain pieced. This is a quilt I am making right now using 6" repro squares.
    Good luck with your quilt.

    http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/c.../cot_quilt.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I WAS going to do the DJ club but I find that I just don't have any interest in doing it. I bought 200 different CW fabrics in fat eights (9x11) so what to do with them?

    Obviously, it will be a scrappy quilt and I do want a very old fashioned look, like an 1800's quilt. Anyone have some links to some old quilt pictures and/or patterns?

    I bought a book called Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts that is all about the tiny blocks in antique quilts but I'm not sure I am hooked on any of the patterns yet.
    Go to www.amazon.com and type Civil War quilt blocks into their Books site and you'll see a number of books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    mgshaw & barnbum, gorgeous quilts as always!! You both do such spectacular work.
    I so agree, when is the quilt show,Barnbum? Mgshaw, I hope you kept that lovely piece in your own home and did you make the pattern yourself? . Eddie may I also have a PM with the where abouts of the star pattern, thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cindy
    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    mgshaw & barnbum, gorgeous quilts as always!! You both do such spectacular work.
    I so agree, when is the quilt show,Barnbum? Mgshaw, I hope you kept that lovely piece in your own home and did you make the pattern yourself? . Eddie may I also have a PM with the where abouts of the star pattern, thanks...
    Thank you! Yes I did keep this for myself. And I didnt really have a pattern. I had one sort of like it but with bigger blocks and instead of a 9 patch it was more like chimneys and cornerstones. Since I was using charm squares, I had to resize everything. Bonnie Blue has a pattern very much like this one called Second Hand Clothes or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    Hi
    I just did a scrappy quilt with reproduction prints. I posted the pictures about two weeks ago. I wish I knew how to link it for you here. But I'm sure you're clever enough to find it.

    thanks!
    your quilt is beautiful

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    FYI Amazon does have the Farmer's Wife EQ Companion...I just ordered it.

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    O.k. I have to jump in on this one. I too have a large stash of CW repros. I've had a plan to do the Underground Railroad with some of them or else the Pioneer BOM that they posted to the board last year. I'm sure I have enough to do both of these and probably more.
    Would anyone here be interested in maybe doing one of these as a group again? You wouldn't necessarily have to use C.W. prints but they certainly work well.
    I think I would be more like to dig into them if I were doing a project as a group.
    Muriel
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    I would mail them to Ragann63 at 5293 Madi.....lol!

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    Just skimming this post (will read it more in depth later).

    If you don't want any of the C.W. reproductions, let me know. I will trade or pay you for them. I do 1860s reenacting so any reprints of the fabric come in handy for stuff. :)

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    AkAngel,
    tempting....but I have my hands full with the Jane Stickle group, mini swap, and various fabric swaps. I'll leave the latest sew along to you talented quilters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    FYI Amazon does have the Farmer's Wife EQ Companion...I just ordered it.
    Exactly what will the EQ6 CD do?

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    Farmer's Wife should be in a format like the Dear Jane software is...each block in that one is set up with options of traditional piecing, foundation piecing, and applique when needed. You decide which options work best for you and press print...viola! Instant pattern. You can adjust each block on the Jane software to a size you want or include other variations, too. I LOVE IT!

    You do need EQ5 or 6 for this one. Dear Jane is a stand alone program.

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    EQ6 has so many options, I don't even use a good portion of them yet. It's a design software that has a large library of blocks, fabrics, embroidery designs, etc. You can preview a quilt by picking a block and making it repeat, watch video instruction on the CD, utilize add on software that appeals to you (like the Farmer's Wife), easily print block patterns to your specifications and more.

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