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    Too many stripes for a OBW, IMHO. I was just about to post that it's so sweet it makes my teeth hurt, but then I saw that someone else had already said that. Definitely not something I would buy.

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    Doesn't look seasonal at all. I would just border it and hang it. Beautiful.

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    I don't see it as Valentine's ... though more likely for a wedding quilt.
    How to use it is another question ... but my thoughts would be as the backing, so the design can be seen.

    I do like that fabric, though it is definitely NOT something for me!
    If I was making something for a true romantic and knew it'd be something they'd adore, then yes.
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    Tough question!!! It is very pretty fabric. It doesn't look seasonal to me. I have a book intitled, Just Can't Cut it. It has a lot of neat ideas to use fabric that is just too pretty to cut. You might check it out to get some ideas.
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    I love the fabric, but it does not look like Valentines day to me. I would fussy cut and maybe do something like attic windows or winding ways.
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    Could do a stack n whack -- if you do the "Rib-bon Weave" it would take 3 1/4 yards, and you would get enough to make two very nice and different 60 x 72" quilts including the outer borders (I'm pretty sure on the borders!).

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    I think It could pass as a mothers day fabric ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    OBW or similar pattern. It would look pretty for the focus block of Warm Wishes also.
    How much do you have? Enough for a Stack & Whack? If not, I think "Warm Wishes" would be good, too. Or "Snowballs". I don't think it looks seasonal at all. I love it, tho. What brand is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    Tough question!!! It is very pretty fabric. It doesn't look seasonal to me. I have a book intitled, Just Can't Cut it. It has a lot of neat ideas to use fabric that is just too pretty to cut. You might check it out to get some ideas.
    I have that book, too... I'd forgotten all about that. It would be a great idea for this fabric. There are enough colors to pull to use in the alternate blocks... perfect!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem View Post
    It's beautiful. Looks like an Asian type fabric. I can think of all kinds of uses. I would not make it "Valentine"
    Ditto. I agree wholeheartedly.

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    I don't think "seasonal" when I examine the design. Personally I find it most unappealing. To me it looks very cluttered and the elements within the design don't seem to work well (and I am a fan of crazy quilts and scrappies).

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    I think it would depend on how much of the beautiful fabric you have. It would really make a beautiful 4 patch posie. I also like the idea of using the whole piece and adding borders to it. Maybe google patterns for large print fabrics.

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    I would send it to me.

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    This fabric is crying to be OBW!

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    I love it as it is. I wouldn't cut it up but use it with a border

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    Use it as a panel for a quilt.
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    Nothing, I don't care for it.
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    Very beautiful, not seasonal at all. I would probly use it as a backing because I wouldn't want to cut it!
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    I'm thinking a large tote with the blocks each featuring the beautiful parts of that fabric and lined with either a co-ordinating mini stripe or a solid in that gorgeous deep blue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    I think it is too pretty to cut. I'd make a "cheater" quilt, just adding borders. I did that with a fabric I couldn't cut, and I was very pleased with the results. Let me see if I can find a picture...just to give you an idea of what you could do.

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    I agree with this, (don't know if photo will go along with "quote") That fabric too pretty to cut, to me it says "spring wedding"

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    Keep it whole and quilt it for a wall hanging. Way too pretty to cut & I don't think you would get the detail of the pattern if you cut into it.
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    I agree with Hulalulu ... Stack 'N' Whack!

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    I would be a cheater quilt and add borders, love the fabric.

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    Hi Nan...wow I luv this fabric so very colorful.....this is just an idea but if you have a bathroom with some of those colors...I would put it in a white frame and use for a wall decoration...Ive done that with some of my busy fabrics...you can make a quilt block.....a pillow so many ideas comes to my mind....hope you find an idea....dont let it sit in fabric bin use it for sure.....Trish

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    You don't say how much fabric you have of this fabric, but could you make it the center of a quilt and add either blocks, sashing / borders bring out the colors in the fabric. I would love to use the striped fabric in there somehow.
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