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Thread: Cowboy fabric for grandsons quilt

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    Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Once again I need advice on what quilt to make with this fabric for my 4 y/o GS. I need something easy and quick.

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    split rail fence would look nice...

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    With prints this large, I would do some fussy cuts and use large blocks and binding. I would want show off the prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    With prints this large, I would do some fussy cuts and use large blocks and binding. I would want show off the prints.
    Can you show me a picture of one or tell me where I could look at one.

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    Cute fabric. I almost bought some just like the other day at Mary Jo's.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-118218-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139599-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114398-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-81908-1.htm tutorial

    The first 3 are some pictures of 10 minute blocks and various layouts for them. They use nice big pieces that would work great with your fabrics.

    The 4th one is a tutorial if case you aren't familiar with how to create them.

    Fast, easy and show off large prints. Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-118218-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139599-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114398-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-81908-1.htm tutorial

    The first 3 are some pictures of 10 minute blocks and various layouts for them. They use nice big pieces that would work great with your fabrics.

    The 4th one is a tutorial if case you aren't familiar with how to create them.

    Fast, easy and show off large prints. Have fun!
    Thanks for the help. Look easy, well here I go.

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    That's really neat fabric!

    How about adding some bandana material?

    Hobby Lobby has several colors.

    I don't remember if Wal-Mart does or not.

    Don't remember seeing it in the LQS's here.

    Maybe Joanne's or Hancocks.

    I have some neat brown bandana that I picked up a while back. Plan on using it for a boy quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine
    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-118218-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-139599-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114398-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-81908-1.htm tutorial

    The first 3 are some pictures of 10 minute blocks and various layouts for them. They use nice big pieces that would work great with your fabrics.

    The 4th one is a tutorial if case you aren't familiar with how to create them.

    Fast, easy and show off large prints. Have fun!
    Thanks for the help. Look easy, well here I go.
    This is definitely not a 10 minute block for me. Had to pick it aloose five times and the points still do not match. Approximately three hours with cutting, sewing and ironing. What do you think?

    My 10 minute block
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    I am doing a quilt for my GS with large print sports fabrics and am going to alternate a large print block with a 9 patch in coordinating colors. I can strip piece the 9 patches so it will go together quickly.

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    No ideas for a pattern, perfect Boy fabric.

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    How cute is that fabric. Love it. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    On the 10 minute block, I think a "solid" always shows off any small "misses" on a point -- more than a pattern does.

    I took a long time with the first ones I did too, but then all of a sudden things clicked and it became easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    On the 10 minute block, I think a "solid" always shows off any small "misses" on a point -- more than a pattern does.

    I took a long time with the first ones I did too, but then all of a sudden things clicked and it became easy.
    Ok, I will try another one tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine
    Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Once again I need advice on what quilt to make with this fabric for my 4 y/o GS. I need something easy and quick.
    Try the TAKE 5 pattern or EXPRESSIONS.

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    As I own several western-themed restaurants I am always scoping out cowboy fabrics for wallhangings, etc. 3 great sources include Gruber's quilt shop (waite park), Bay Window Quilts (perham) and Wadena Ben Franklin. If you shop online at all, the first two are worth any hassle and the staff at all three will jump thru hoops to help you! please post finished project pix; can't wait to see it;)

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    Big blocks to show off the prints. If you cut it up, you will not be able to tell those are boots.

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    What about a horizontal strip quilt? Cut the strips and use the same layout as in your picture. Maybe cut the blue strips a bit narrower than the two brown fabrics. :D:D:D

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    I would say find one more piece of fabric with a horse and make that your center block and focal point! I have used the same boot fabric in a quilt for my DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingKrazy
    I would say find one more piece of fabric with a horse and make that your center block and focal point! I have used the same boot fabric in a quilt for my DH.
    Thanks, I am going to send you a pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    With prints this large, I would do some fussy cuts and use large blocks and binding. I would want show off the prints.
    :thumbup:

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    Check this out. I could use the Endless Summer pattern from MacBeth's Past Project (Allpeoplequilting) and find a nice sashing. Then do a silhouette of a cowboy in four corners of the sashing.

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...jects_ss7.html

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    Wouldn't this bandana material look great with that fabric?

    http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...oduct_ID=45322

    and it's only $4.25 a yard!

    Rope fabric would look great too:
    http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/inde...rchsubmitted=1

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