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Thread: What would you do...?

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    Not a lot to add..
    Other than, YEAH! for you.
    I'd have so much fun just sorting through all that fabric. In my opinion, the only value in fabric is how you use it. Agree with what others have said: Use & enjoy it. Then come back here and share pictures.

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    I think you should use the fabric in whatever pattern you like or works best for it. The fabric is what "dates" a quilt not a pattern. I have seen some fantastic uses of fabrics on traditional patterns and have been wow'd by them. I had never thought about doing a Dear Jane until I saw it done in BRIGHTS. So just go with what looks good to you

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    Fabrics from this era are highly sought after! that's not to say they bring big bucks, but home fashion/style/decor is very midcentury modern right now. The 20-30-somethings really love it! What a bonanza! think about trimming some tea-towels, valances, pot-holder, pillowcases, pillows. To me, they work best in modern style quilts but heck, anything you like totally works. Look at etsy where you will see lots of inspiration and if vintage fabrics are used, it always states this in the ad because that makes it lots more special and one-of-a-kind.
    Last edited by mea12; 10-01-2012 at 05:45 AM.
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    Well, my first thought is HOLY HANNAH are you a lucky kid!!

    Next I would try to organize them by type or colors. I do not rack my brain trying to do certain blocks. I just do blocks that appeal to me. Since you have so much and yardage is not a problem, you might do at least one quilt that can showcase just a couple of the prints. I sure would. Pick out a couple of favorites and have at it.

    Be sure to show us some pictures too.
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    Hey..I l ive just down the road. What say I come over and help you with your problem. LOLOLOL Seriously, I had that "problem" last year. A pickup load of bags, bins, and bundles. I sorted and kept what I wanted. Sold some, gave some away and donated bunches. The Stiching Post there in the City accepts donations for the Linus Project and they got some of the fabric.
    But the most important...Do what you want to and have FUN!!! And we want to see what you do with it. Luck to you from El Reno.
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    The smaller you cut the pieces, the less obnoxious they are.

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    Fabulous payment for working your butt off.

    Use it any way you want.

    It will be gorgeous.

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    Congratulations!! Oh! what fun you will have. I was washing fabric today that was given by a friend and I got some lovely surprises. Have fun.

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    Well, if you don't cut it and make quilts, what would you do with it ? If you sold it, someone would use it. Sooooooo, go ahead and make beautiful quilts with it all. Then it is a quilt, to be loved and used or looked at. Barny

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    You can use your new treasures any way you want! I know you will enjoy it and whatever you make will be beautiful. Don't necessarily stick to period patterns! There are some pretty new ones that showcase vintage fabrics. For the really big, bold prints try a kaleidoscope. It's amazing how cutting fabric up tones it down. Above all, Have FUN with it. Don't worry about ruining the "value". The value will be in your enjoyment and the wonderful projects you can use it for!

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    I made this quilt (Follow the Leader) and think it would be great with all your dark browns and muddy colors .
    https://www.readershoppingstore.com/...-project/1966/

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    What fun! Stack and Whack for the big floral prints. Go with what you like as far as using the vintage prints. Any pattern you like is good.

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