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what would you do with these fabrics?

Old 08-20-2013, 06:00 AM
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I found these two fabrics at a thrift shop. I'm not sure of the original intended purpose for them--decor, clothing, ??? They appear to be cotton and not really heavier than good quilting cotton. Anyone recognize them? There are no markings on the selvages.

Anyway, what would you make with them? The African print has beautiful copper metallic accents. I'm not into clothing and have never made a handbag. I stick mostly with wall hangings and quilts, although I might tackle a bag some day.

Thanks for your suggestions and comments.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:04 AM
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I would use the fabrics whole as the center of a quilt and use borders (Pieced or strips) to make the focus fabric pop. Very nice pieces. Be sure to post photos of what you do
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:09 AM
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I definitely would not cut them. Probably make wholecloth quilts from them.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:15 AM
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Love the 1st one! You could applique tumbling blocks or any block randomly in the large blank space. That would be so Cool! And I would get Feline Fanatic quilt it. She is Awesome!
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The first thing that popped into my head, was old-fashioned head scarves or shawls (depending upon the size), folded on the diagonal.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:18 AM
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Make a quilt.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:20 AM
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How about using them as backings ... and do the front of the quilt with coordinated fabrics, and a design that keeps to the same mood of the yardage on the back? Would be like having two quilts in one!
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[QUOTE=QuiltE;6245107]How about using them as backings ... and do the front of the quilt with coordinated fabrics, and a design that keeps to the same mood of the yardage on the back? Would be like having two quilts in one![/QUOTE What she said.
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I couldn't cut them up so I see whole cloth quilts here. Both pieces are great and some beautiful quilting would make them awesome.
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This type of fabric was popular for a short time a few years ago and was meant to make gored type circle skirts. You cut out each piece curving the bottom then sew several triangles together. Each yard would do two gores. You could use it to make a round table topper to keep the look of the piece if you have enough to make enough pieces to complete the circle or design a table runner. Both pieces are great, especially like the first one.
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