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Thread: Can I make a OBW or Stack N Whack out of this

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    I hope the fabric shows up.
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    How many yards do you have? I always used 8 repeats

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    I'm sure you could but because of the size of the squares you would probably need a large amount of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    How many yards do you have? I always used 8 repeats

    I ordered it. I think I ordered 2 yrd of this one and 2 of a similar one with a white background

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    It isn't really what I would choose, but that doesn't mean anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    It isn't really what I would choose, but that doesn't mean anything...
    I've never made one yet and wanted to make something unique out of this fabric for my sister.

    any other ideas? besides just squares

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    I am sure someone will have a wonderful idea. You might really like a OBW or Stack and Whack, there just isn't enough variaion in color for me. There would be a lot of negative space.

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    Does your sister like florals? Batiks? I can see a floral log cabin with the Bulldog squares replacing some of the blocks. A friend just made a sampler quit with some of the blocks just a large flower. It was very pretty, though normally I'm not a sampler fan. The large blocks (your Bulldogs) gave my eyes somewher to go.

    If you cut this up, you'll loss the specialness of the fabric if she is a fan of that team.

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    You have an approximate 6" repeat - that would give you 6 per yard more or less. Determine you desired number of repeats 4, 6 or 8. Cut a 12" strip that long lengthwise, and cut crosswise, stack & cut.
    You probably will not see the logos

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    Does your sister like florals? Batiks? I can see a floral log cabin with the pictured squares replacing some of the blocks. A friend just made a sampler quit with some of the blocks just a large flower. It was very pretty, though normally I'm not a sampler fan. The large blocks gave my eyes somewhere to go.

    If you cut this up, you'll loss the specialness of the fabric if she is a fan of that team.

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    Funny we just finished a quilt using this as one of our focus fabrics. The pattern is very simple, but we wanted to preserve the logo. You can see it by searching on "University of Alabama quilt." Can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Darren

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    get the 2 mirrors and put them at an angle so you can see what the designs would look like...

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    For an OBW to be most effective you need a larger variety of colors and shapes in your print. I don't know how it would do in the stack n whack as I have not tried that.
    My OBW is currently just stacked in the paper plates ready to be sewed up. The bright tropical print with navy background yielded a wide variety of different kaliediscope patterns.
    You might be able to make it work, but I am skeptical.

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    I saw one S&W, made out of a fabric with large airplanes, with lots of space between that ii was skeptical about. While it wasnt the same look as you get with a tighter pattern, it turned out quite nice. I gueess it depends on your desired outcome. Prev post has best idea, use the mirrors to audition the blocks. Btw the pattern used 8 repeats, and more than 2 yards, so keep that in mind when choosing your pattern.

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    Ideally for an OBW you should have a minimum repeat of 12", and a print with none or hardly any straight lines. And not too much expanse of background colour.
    In this way you achieve a variety of blocks with different shapes and interest of colour - you will not get it with this fabric.
    If you have one of the One Block Wonder books the author gives guidelines and hints as to which prints/repeats are suitable, and more importantly why some are definitely unsuitable.

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    I suspect you could have a better fabric for that use and a better use for that fabric, but that's just my opinion.

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