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Thread: From Don----what to do with this material

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    Awesome fabric. Don't think I could cut it---just stare! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    That is so beautiful. I think I would either treat it like a panel & add coordinating borders, or use it as backing so you can enjoy the full effect of the fabric.
    I agree with you! Use it as a panel and enjoy it :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by isewman
    I went to Moline, Illinois, thursday--the 17th, and helped with cutting out pillowcases, and, christmas stocking's for the military. I brought home 40 pillowcases to sew up. Anyhow Denny Carstensen, and wife Sandi, and me,and 6 other ladies was there. We talked about(me & denny) at 1 time on Eygpt, and artifacts. Anyhow, he brought, a book(of eygpt), and 8 yrds, of eygpt print material. He gave me 2 yards of that print. The question I have for any & everyone is, what can I do with it. I hate to cut it up. I thought, of cutting it in 1/2, and sew the 2 peices together
    You can't be cutting that up! No way, too neat as it is.

    What about a bit of embellishment for a wall hanging. Add some metallic gold things----------maybe a small pyramid, piece of head gear, columns.

    Oh, maybe take a part some old jewelry and attach some how.

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    Here's a link to a pattern called 9-patch pizzaz, by Judy Sisneros. Might be the perfect thing! best of luck. :-)

    http://www.judysisneros.com/9%20Patch%20Pizzazz.htm

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    you can send it to me, if you don't know what to do with it.

    if you decide, you don't want to send it to me.,,,,,, under no circumstances , do not, do not cut it.

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    I love it...I think I would use it as a backing on a quilt with the same colors!

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    I agree with quilting Cowgirl, very pretty material. ;-)

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    It is truly pretty & colorful!! I wouldn't want to cut it up either. Try to use it so the theme is shown.



    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Fabulous fabric.

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    Best idea I've heard.

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    I would use it as a theme & then fill in around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    That is so beautiful. I think I would either treat it like a panel & add coordinating borders, or use it as backing so you can enjoy the full effect of the fabric.
    I really like your ideas. ♥

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    thank u

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    Just beautiful, I would use it for backing and look for a pattern that you could use the colors in the print to pull it altogether maybe use some of the fabric as a boarder

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    Gorgeous fabric and would make a great OBW if you had more fabric. I agree with using it as a whole panel also. Whatever you decide will be beautiful.

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    I am just a beginners quilter, but I would use it as a panel.

    Sewfine

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    I received a great piece of fabric several years ago from Bali..actually the night of the bombing my son was in this village looking for some fabric for me and had been taken to this source ran by women. (another story lol) I bordered the fabric..but did not even back it or quilt it..just use it to lay over the back of couch..sometimes on a table..move it around so i see it every day..it may have saved his life

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    Stunning fabric. Don't know how you would use it to get the best results.

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    stack n whack or OBW

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    i wandered on a site today that had some material that may go with yours.. just a thought.. might want to peek at it.

    http://www.uquilt.com/fabrics_catego...=Miscellaneous Designs Fabric
    go to the miscellaneous and scroll down a bit.. it's EGYPT fabric

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    beautiful......

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    Don't know if this suits you or not, but I really enjoyed using the pattern "Center Court" that I purchased from a LQS when I didn't want to cut up a piece of fabric. I'll attach a pic so you can see it. As you can see you can compliment the Egyptian fabric with lots of other colored fabric with the blocks and border. I purchased the pattern from the Quilt Haus. Their website is www.quilthaus.com. The owner, Deanne, is the one that designed this pattern.
    i love this quilt.. great way to use a panel or something you don't want to cut too much.. i just ordered this pattern thanks to you.. wish you could get some store credit for that !...

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    Why don't you leave it the way it is and put rails up and down say 10 inches apart. Make it look like a window.

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    I'd put it on a really large wooden frame, like you do canvas, and then make lots of pillows for the couch or floor, mixing them with solid colors taken from the fabric.

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    I would do one that has at least a 10-12 inch block of this fabric, so you can really see the pattern which is what you really want. Great fabric. :thumbup: Jan

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