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Thread: What would you do with this fabric?

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    What would you do with this fabric?

    The heart with the swan in it is about 5" across, and the (vertical) repeat is 24".

    It has hearts... but the colors aren't traditional "Valentine's Day" colors.

    Does it come across as seasonal to you?

    How would you use this?
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    I would use it as a wallhanging . or a big block design or the backing . It looks too pretty to cut!!! Who makes it? and would you be selling it??

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    OBW or a 4 patch posie with dark blue sashing or connectiong blocks!!!!!

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    I don't know what to do with it, but have to tell you that it's very beautiful fabric!!!
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    I'm not sure but a wallhanging would look great. That is gorgeous fabric. I love the colors and the whole pattern is just so pretty. I'd hate to cut it but I guess you could do some applique with it. Just beautiful. I don't think of it as seasonal. Good luck and let us know what you decide. Sue

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    Don't know if it would work as a kalidascope - can't remember the sizes for the repeat pattern!!

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    Saw a sample and a book for enormous Lemoyne star pattern using a single fabric cut kaleidoscope fashion - so it radiates out. I think this would be fantastic for that pattern.
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    It's beautiful. Looks like an Asian type fabric. I can think of all kinds of uses. I would not make it "Valentine"


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    I don't know but it sure is lovely fabric!!

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    OBW or similar pattern. It would look pretty for the focus block of Warm Wishes also.

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    I don't like the violet or lavender stripes in the background, so I would fussy cut the patterns/designs to eliminate all of all the striping that I could and would put it with a solid of a dark hue. I would probably add another floral if I could match the blue what-ever they are or the roses. That said, I think this fabric just by itself would make a beautiful bed skirt for a quilt showcases the fabric. In a very feminine room this would be a beautiful upholestred (really butchered that spelling!)headboard.
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    I wouldn't use it at all! Too sweet for me. Makes my teeth ache! Good thing we all have different tastes and opinions.

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    I wouldn't - too romantic for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    I wouldn't use it at all! Too sweet for me. Makes my teeth ache! Good thing we all have different tastes and opinions.
    I agree completely!

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    It's beautiful. I think a wall hanging would be very nice, where you could embellish certain things and put batting behind the swan.

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    awww that is nice. you could fussy cut it and make a quilt out of the blocks, or wall hanging, pillows or gift pillow cases. open up your mind you will think of something.
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    Beautiful fabric. Doesn't necessarily look like Valentine's Day. Does look like love, wedding, romance, or just a beautiful picture.
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    It's gorgeous! How about making an Attic Windows since it looks so scenic?
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    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 vote for an OBW!

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    It's very pretty and I'd probably use it to fussy cut for a bed quilt or special pillows/shams.
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    I always like heart fabrics and, really, use them in anything, any time as long as it doesn't say Valentine on it. I think the fabric is beautiful. Whatever you decide, let us see the result.

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    I have a pink and white "girly" room I would love to put this in!! It's lovely!!
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    I wouldn't go anywhere near it. To be honest, I don't think I've ever seen anything I like less than that. Sorry.
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