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

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    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

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    Holy Cow!! It's beautiful!! You have so many color options in there. I have never seen anything like it. I would hate to cut it up. But, you must make something really awesome with the fabric.
    Good luck!

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    Awesome looking fabric, but don't have a clue for it, other than maybe a stack n whack, but you don't want to cut it. I'm sure someone will come up with an idea for you though.

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    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.

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    I wouldn't want to cut it either.

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    Beautiful fabric Don! If I cut it I would want it to be in large pieces. That's just my opinion. Not enough to do stack n whack. Oh will be anxious to see what you do with it.

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    Stunning border fabric!

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    It is, indeed, a gorgeous fabric. When looking at the full piece laid out, the repeats of the pattern rather stick out. I would probably fussy cut those and use them in a quilt that looks like looking through windows [can't think of the name of that pattern].

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    I would leave it as a whole panel and add small blocks around the border of coordinating fabrics. It is very pretty. Did he say how much that fabric cost from there?

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    I'd have to use it as a panel , then really nice borders to set it off. Beautiful fabric!

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    I would also use it as a panel and put nice borders around it using colors to coordinate.

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    So Beautiful!!!! I would atleast take and cut some large blocks that have the whole Print then cut the rest up smaller blocks or did you see the block on this site called 'Fractured' it was cool! 8-)

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    it is awesome fabric. I would either use it on the back or make sure it was cut into big blocks.

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    Borders! There is a zig zag of rose, green, and blue in the panel. You could do a zig zag border with those colors. Or, under the pharoh there is a frieze that has diamonds or squares on point. A border like that using the rose, green, and blue for the squares and one of the earth colors for the background would be nice. Pick out another color from the fabric for thinner borders. Or use one color for the squares on the earth color and thinner borders out of the other two colors.

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    I'd save some for a border but I'd fussy cut some to put in a block to display the beautiful design with a rich purple background. It would really make it pop with purple and black. I think I'd use mostly black and add colors like the purple and the turquoise in like a jewel pattern.

    Good luck, I can't wait to see what you do with 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 like that idea and the stack and whack/OBW suggestion too!

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    you could cut long strips and make a quilt with those and solid or blocks in between them.

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    The fabric is beautiful. It is obviously directional so be careful with borders. It would only look good as a border if it was all going in the same direction so that means your horizontal borders need to be cut WOF and your vertical borders need to be cut LOF. This would look stunning, especially in an Egyptian themed quilt. Another option is to fussy cut it and use it as alternate solid 12" finished size blocks going between pieced blocks in coordinating fabric. I saw a quilt at the Bennington quiltfest last year. It was a braid quilt with alternating large panels of a fabric she couldn't bear to cut. It was stunning.

    Here is a link to the post of the picture. It is on page 2 the 7th picture down the one with the leaves.
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    I think there is a pattern or book out there "Just cant cut it" or something like that. It really is beautiful!

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    It looks like you have about a 20" repeat vertically and more horizontally. I'd cut some rectangles with the Sphinx in the center . Them measure the size of that and make some blocks to fill in around the rectangles. Any simple pattern would do, just strong colors with some of the tan, too. Then use the remaining Egyptian fabric for the wide border after the dark narrow border. It's a beautiful fabric.

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    Maybe a BQ pattern from Maple Island? It has large squares that would not lose the large print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I wouldn't want to cut it either.
    I would get a wall hanging pattern and a large piece of this as a center medallion. I would make a table topper to match. You also have enough to use as the top half of pillowcases. Use the fabric and enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    I'd have to use it as a panel , then really nice borders to set it off. Beautiful fabric!
    I think that is an excellent suggestion. I would border it with some of the purple seen in the "crowns".

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    Love the fabric!!! I would do a lot of fussy cutting to bring out all the great things on it. With all the colors in the fabric there are lots of fabrics to put with it.

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    i would not cut it , i would use it as a full panel

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