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Thread: white eyelet fabric

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    has anyone ever used white eyelet fabric in a quilt? Pros or cons? It is ""allowed" by quilt police? LOL

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    I think it might be nice layered with the color of your choice.

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    No...but I think Mary has a nice idea. Don't know if it's "allowed"...but be daring!!!

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    which quilt police!

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    No quilt police here. It could be very pretty. Go for it.

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    That's a neat idea. I also think it could be very pretty.

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    i made a quilt in 92 out of eyelet. A friend wanted an eyelet spread for her daughter, but after pricing them she asked me to make one. It really turned out nice.

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    I've been thinking about overlaying parts of a block with lace and ribbon, as soon as I get to it! Let's try out the ideas and find out what happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I think it might be nice layered with the color of your choice.
    do you mean putting a piece of colored fabric under it to show thru the eyelet holes?

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    You can let out a big sigh of relief---there are no quilt police around here. We're here to help and share with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill
    You can let out a big sigh of relief---there are no quilt police around here. We're here to help and share with each other.
    Absolutely! If you shared pictures, you could give us all some new ideas, too!

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    I'll be interested in seeing what suggestions are here as I also have several yards of eyelet material.

    One thought I had was to put it as a wide border on a quilt that I make a scalloped edge on.

    Nancy also

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    I was given some lovely eyelet which I used for the apron on a giant sized SunBonnet Sue. I have also used it in piecing. In both cases, another fabric showed through from underneath. I don't worry about quilt police, but I don't want to look at the batting through the fabric.

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    I love seeing some texture in a quilt - I think eyelet lace would be lovely! Who makes up those so called "rules" anyway? :lol:

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    I used it as the badse of the fan in Grandmothers Fan, the background color showed through and it looks and worked great.

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    It would be lovely. I'd used a very white muslin under it. Not much added weight, but a filter to hold the batting.

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    I use it in different applications.

    Over the years I've made a dozen or so of this quick machine applique baby quilt. Sorry, it's a scan of an old picture, so not very clear, but you get the idea. I always use eyelet for the clouds. Sometimes I applique it right over the background fabric so the "sky" shows through (like a real cloud:)) and also used it with iron-on fleece to give it a fluffy dimension.

    In any event, we all have immunity from the quilt police. Their laws do not apply in our world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I think it might be nice layered with the color of your choice.
    do you mean putting a piece of colored fabric under it to show thru the eyelet holes?
    Yes! :thumbup:

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    In my area, we have a saying, "There are no quilt police in Trinity County."

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