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Thread: Will this fabric work for a Stack and Whack Quilt?

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    I love this fabric and was wondering if it will work for the stack and whack quilt.
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...&key=mdsblgyel
    Thanks for your input.

    After reading all your wonderful commets would this one work better?
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...key=MDSBFPACKY

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    You are right it is beautiful; but I don't think it would be a good stack and whack because it is just two colors and the flowers are too far apart. The blocks would all be about the same, not enough contrast.

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    I don't know about a stack n whack but I made a quilt out of the jelly rolls of this line of fabric. I think it's absolutely beautiful fabric and it was great to work with as I find that Moda always is. Blue and yellow is my favoriet color combination. Good luck with your quilt and be sure to post pitures.

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    I aagree with McQuilter.

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    I had to look even though I know nothing about Stack and Whack.
    It's gorgeous fabric. I think you need to buy some anyway lol :D:D

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    I agree, I don't think it is the best choice for a stack and whack because there is not enough pattern going on. It is lovely fabric tho

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    A stack and whack, unlike a OBW, is often fussy cut where you are trying to highlight a specific part of the motif. Then you take the kalidescope block and surround it with different fabrics, again to highlight that particular block. If you are doing a stack and whack, then I think this fabric would be great. If you are really thinking about a one block wonder, however, I think there's a bit too much background.

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    You may be able to use it for a Stack and Whack. The best way to tell is to take 2 small mirrors and place them in a V shape and stand them up on the fabric. Then you can see what the colidescope will look like. I did this when I worked at the LQS. It really helped chose fabrics for Stack and Whack. This fabric would have only 2 colors but I see lots of potential for some beautiful blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    You are right it is beautiful; but I don't think it would be a good stack and whack because it is just two colors and the flowers are too far apart. The blocks would all be about the same, not enough contrast.
    That one has too much open background. The yellow packed floral would be better.

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    i know absolutely nothing about stack and whacks...

    however you might get enough contrast if you use the rose arbor on yellow...with a more solid white(maybe a tone on tone)a more of a butter yellow than the pale and pick out the dark blue...

    but whatever you figure on doing...that is some gorgeous fabric you have found

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    The second choice with the small pattern would work. Of course I like blue with most any color.

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    ok - I'll ask the stupid question . . . What is a Stack and whack?
    Please don't laugh too much !

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    Quote Originally Posted by McQuilter
    You are right it is beautiful; but I don't think it would be a good stack and whack because it is just two colors and the flowers are too far apart. The blocks would all be about the same, not enough contrast.
    I agtee!!!!!!! I just made a blue and yellow quilt. This fabric would be lovely but just in another pattern.

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    Do you know the repeat size of the fabric? Personally I like the first fabric. You would get lots of secondary designs with it. Especially if you are making the star block.

    If the repeat is greater than 6 inches you may want to consider a different fabric but I would not pick a busy print. That is just my personal opinion.

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    I think you need more colors. I always go for the biggest ugliest print. with the colors that I want. They turn out great..

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    and this is why I will probably never make S&W or OBW. Not only can I not get it into my head the what and how of either, I'd never be able to pick the right fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    and this is why I will probably never make S&W or OBW. Not only can I not get it into my head the what and how of either, I'd never be able to pick the right fabric!
    Oh Clem, We would be glad to help you pick and choose..!!! :thumbup:

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    I have not done a stack & whack, but I have read my book several times, most recently a week ago.

    (respectfully disagree) I think the first one is much better. The bigger & bolder the more wham the stack & whack will be.

    One drawback, is you need 6 repeats. In a pattern that large, you will need quite a bit of fabric. Do you love it enough to be willing to use your scraps?

    According to my book, the fussy part is stacking 6 layers of fabric very carefully so the pattern lines up. Then you whack it all at once, fussy cuts on the 6 stack, at every place you want your pieces cut from.

    It makes a very dynamic quilt. You do have to have a solid background so the pinwheels or whatever POP.

    this is the book I own

    http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movie...9/product.html

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    I think the first could work though you may discover it is very yellow and not much variation in the kaleidoscope.

    The second one would likely give you a lot of variation.

    The special mirrors that let you see how the fabric will look is a real help in choosing a fabric. I couldn't believe how they could give you the idea of how it would look.

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    The packed floral would be a better choice for S&W.....too many blank spaces in the first one. Beautiful, tho.

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    Personally, I think the second one is too busy for a Stack N Whack. I like the first one. I love the colors and am thinking of buying some of this material now! The repeating design is important to keep in mind. I agree that you may need a lot of material but those scraps always come in handy!

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    A Stack and Whack of by Bethany Renolds, she has several books out and they are very interesting. Sort of like a kaleidoscope. I have made 5 of her 60 degree triangle Magic in the past couple of months. They are really lots of FUN to work with and go together very quickly. You should try one.
    Quote Originally Posted by MYWR
    ok - I'll ask the stupid question . . . What is a Stack and whack?
    Please don't laugh too much !

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    You should try one, they are very addictive and after you do one you will find your self walking throught a fabric shop spotting fabric that will work. I love doing the Magic 60 degree triangle. They go together fast.
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    and this is why I will probably never make S&W or OBW. Not only can I not get it into my head the what and how of either, I'd never be able to pick the right fabric!

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    Forgot to say, I love the first fabric and think it would make a great Stack and Whack. I personally like the 60 degree triangle magic. The Stack and Whack's take lot of yardage but are well worth it. When you make your first cut, you cut lenghwise of the fabric (for the 60 degree triangle Magic)at 21 inches, then you have the other 21 inches or so for the borbers or cut and piece it for the backing. No waste! !!

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    Stack and Whack works best if there are a lot of different contrasts because you are fuzzy cutting and you want quite a bit of difference. Your fabric is beautiful but not something I would chose for stack and whack.

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