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Thread: What would you make out of this fabric?

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    i have 2 of them..both the same. it is for a girl i shared a room with when we had our knee replacements. she had such hard time of it..i was her cheering section while she was with me for 10 days. anyways, i think of her alot..we have exchanged emails over the last few months. she has Boxers, and i saw this and had to have it for her..

    now, what to do with it? no quilts!
    maybe a tote? would it be tacky? use both pieces,front and back. what color would you put with it?

    looking for some ideas from you creative people!
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    Picture of the fabric?? Maybe?? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    i have 2 of them..both the same. it is for a girl i shared a room with when we had our knee replacements. she had such hard time of it..i was her cheering section while she was with me for 10 days. anyways, i think of her alot..we have exchanged emails over the last few months. she has Boxers, and i saw this and had to have it for her..

    now, what to do with it? no quilts!
    maybe a tote? would it be tacky? use both pieces,front and back. what color would you put with it?

    looking for some ideas from you creative people!
    Boxers? I'm guessing the fabric is of dogs. I made a tote for a dog friend of mine. In her case, I had photos of the dogs. The pictures are actually pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    i have 2 of them..both the same. it is for a girl i shared a room she has Boxers, and i saw this and had to have it for her..
    Boxers? I'm guessing the fabric is of dogs. I made a tote for a dog friend of mine. In her case, I had photos of the dogs. The pictures are actually pockets.
    CUTE bag/tote!!! What pattern did you use?

    Other ideas: Dog bed? Dog coat? Blanket/throw to put in the car for when the dog rides with her? (Make the blanket with the fabric on one side, and fleece on the other. Quilt the two layers together. Works good with preshrunk flannel instead of cotton too.

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    sorry, i just added the fabric panel..they are not her dogs..she just has that kind..
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    I would make her a tote bag and put the dogs in a block on the front. And if you have two of them, you could put one on the back. Oops! I just read your original post that said the same thing I just did!! Okay, Good Idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I would make her a tote bag and put the dogs in a block on the front. And if you have two of them, you could put one on the back. Oops! I just read your original post that said the same thing I just did!! Okay, Good Idea!!
    what color to add to it? (for the sides and bottom,handles..

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    How about different shades of brown? Someone just made a horse quilt on here and I rarely use browns but but she used different shades of brown for the sashings and it looked really nice on her quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I would make her a tote bag and put the dogs in a block on the front. And if you have two of them, you could put one on the back. Oops! I just read your original post that said the same thing I just did!! Okay, Good Idea!!
    what color to add to it? (for the sides and bottom,handles..
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-137636-1.htm Here is the horse quilt with the browns in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    i have 2 of them..both the same. it is for a girl i shared a room she has Boxers, and i saw this and had to have it for her..
    Boxers? I'm guessing the fabric is of dogs. I made a tote for a dog friend of mine. In her case, I had photos of the dogs. The pictures are actually pockets.
    CUTE bag/tote!!! What pattern did you use?

    Other ideas: Dog bed? Dog coat? Blanket/throw to put in the car for when the dog rides with her? (Make the blanket with the fabric on one side, and fleece on the other. Quilt the two layers together. Works good with preshrunk flannel instead of cotton too.
    Thanks. It is called Chubby Charmer. Here is the link:http://www.quiltsillustrated.com/sho...te-Pattern.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    How about different shades of brown? Someone just made a horse quilt on here and I rarely use browns but but she used different shades of brown for the sashings and it looked really nice on her quilt.
    That's what I would do. Use some gold, dark brown, and some white. Just echoing the colors on the dogs.

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    Boxers are such cute dogs. I love the puppies with their loose skin. Anything you make will be loved by the receiver. Good luck!

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    what about black with shades of brown patchwork

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    How about a cushion and a tote. Lovely panel by the way.

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    thanks auntpiggylpn for the link to the horse quilt..i think that will work out nicely,the colors.

    i have "the big bag theory" tote pattern, it was free in a mag or on line.
    looks just like the one you guys are referring to!

    ok, thanks everyone for your help! now to look through my stash,and see what i have! ( i promised myself no more buying for the rest of the year! stashbusting!)

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    I tell myself that too everytime I pull into a LQS or Joann's or Hancocks!!! LOL

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    Make a big square out of it and use if for the center of a quilt. Now the toughest part of all is to find a block or two that you like and coordinating materials with the center of the quilt. Whatever you do, it will be great! Good luck!

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    I would make a tote bag, or a throw pillow.

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    What a great panel would you please tell me where you found it? Boxers are the best the one looks just like my Boxer did, I would make a bag with boxers on both sides. She will cherish it

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    You can also make her a Throw Pillow using the dogs as a center square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassey
    What a great panel would you please tell me where you found it? Boxers are the best the one looks just like my Boxer did, I would make a bag with boxers on both sides. She will cherish it
    here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BOXER-FAWN-RM-TR...item3caa4b4eaf

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    how about pillowcases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia
    how about pillowcases?
    i did think of that first, but do you think the transfers would hold up to that kind of washing?

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    you could do pillow cases, tote bag, a panel quilt, a table topper, and you could use different tones of brown and even some black in there....or there is such cute dog bone fabric, if you could find one in beige and brown.....so many ideas, i bet you are now overwhelmed!!! good luck in making your new friend something.....gina

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    I would out line them , scribble quilt between then, stuff the dogs to get a wonderful 3 D effect and you have a fantastic picture.

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