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Thread: "Ugly" Fabric Swap/Challenge

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    Senior Member Nexxus831's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotthebug View Post
    I too never heard from the poor person who received my "ugly" from the previous exchange. Maybe it was just too ugly and they took it to the nearest trash can. LOL I still have 75% of my creation finished. It is still on the design board. I actually loved the piece of fabric I got.

    Count me in on another exchange. I will have to start digging to find just the perfect piece.

    Nancy

    I will try my hardest this time around to take a picture and label the members name with it and who gets what
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    Quote Originally Posted by MdmSew'n'Sew View Post
    Some of us posted pictures when we got our swap package - but the fabric I sent is so darn plug ugly, whoever got it won't even admit it, let alone post a picture If you go through the thread, you'll see some of the fabrics we received - I have fabrics to go with the lovely piece I received, just have to decide on a pattern and put it together - as soon as I finish a couple of other overdue projects. Maybe another week or so ... I'm still thinking about what I want to do with it.
    I participated in the original swap and saw the fabrics, etc. I even completed a top. What I want to see are pictures of the new "horrible" fabrics Elisabrat and her friend got from their sisters!
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    Ah, the hippy fabric! I will have to find it and take a picture for you! I actually don't hate it but I am not sure what to do with it.
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    Hi all,
    Well I didn't get in on the 1st ugly fabric challenge, but as I was reading this thread, I did buy the quilt top that JenniePenny made from the fabric she received as I loved it!! So, I am putting my name in the hat to sign up for the next uf swap if and when there is one!!
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    Ok Everyone, For the next swap we are going to be using some fabric from my stash that is "ugly" I have five or more yards. I still need to get approval from the site but I will be mailing everyone a fat quarter of this "ugly" and it will be interesting to see everyone's different idea's of the fabric. You will need it to be at least a lap size quilt, only has to be the top and you must use all the "ugly" fabric in the FRONT of the quilt and only use four other fabrics with it. What do you ladies think about this idea?

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    Melinda, we would all be using the same fabric to make our lap quilts? Then do we exchange them? I am not sure I completely understand? Or would it be like a Boomerang where we all send out ugly fabric and get blocks back! LOL... might be funny!
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    We all would get the same "ugly fabric" and make a lap size quilt and keep it for ourselves. It wouldn't be a swap it would be more of a challenge. Just to see how we all use the fabric differently. Does that clarify it for you?
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    This sounds interesting, and if I didn't have so many pressing projects I'd participate. Right now my list is mind boggling!
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    Now this sounds interesting! I could really get into this one
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    Well I won't be doing it until after the first of the year. I am just way too swamped and I figure with the holidays everyone is swamped also.
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    DON YOUR SUNGLASSES, note the thread for size of cool groovy pattern.. you asked for it.. there is an old saying be careful what you wish for.. go ahead marybeth top that one...
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    Linda,

    hahahaha I have a couple hideous ones here that I have over 5yds of so this challenge should be spectacularly fun.
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    Linda, that is ugly! I can't even think of what you would make with that! maybe a bbq cover! I will post my picture but i really don't want to offend anyone, I actually sent some of it out in a group for Boom 7.
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    the blocks I got back are really cute but I have no idea what I am going to do with them... I think I have 7 of them and about 3 more yards of the fabric!
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    but this one is really bad, 7 yards of WWF... i figure some day I might get a customer that is a fan and wants a quilt!
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    I don't know what I was thinking with this one! 5 yards, and I really don't like it!
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    Marybeth,

    I would actually purchase the WWF fabric from you. I have a cousin whom is a HUGE fan and so is her hubby and son. I could defiantly find a use for it. If you find you want to sell it let me know. I am interested.

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    or if you could give me the name on that fabric and the manufacturing all that stuff they put on the selvedge. Please
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    Which just goes to prove there is a rear for every chair. The wrestling one is the one that one for me and that green mystery critter one.. guess you could cut it up and use it as a blender type hippie one.. placemats for the cool and groovy to be sure. BBQ cover: I like my neighbors need I say more?

    I think it would be more fun for everyone to contribute fabric but maybe a swap Melinda where instead of you shouldering the burden of sending fabric to everyone and all that keeping track just say ok your pared with so and so and then we send each other x amount of ugly fabric I think 1/4 yard or 1/2 yard max and a wall hanging or other useful item has to be made with it as the focal point. Say a table mat/runner size would be fast and fun and heck there are always two sides to it so you could in theory not be wasting time or money on an ususable you know? and we send them back to each other this would ensure extra effort and well thought into the whole thing. Just a though .. fun fast and easily finished in say a month or six weeks? I have some marvelous floral stuff right out of your 70's home, inherit some real beauties.
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    Ladies, thanks for the pictures!!! Those are amazing. If you don't hate the colors, just the prints, have you considered cutting them up for a Blooming 9-patch? That can really blend away your troubles and isn't difficult. It is also a really good use for larger yardages, odd multi-colors, and various size prints.

    Nexxus, I'll stay tuned since the next ugly t will be after the holidays.
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