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Thread: Have you ever bought a piece of fabric 'cos you love it ....

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    Have you ever bought a piece of fabric 'cos you love it ....

    and then found you didn't know what to do with it? I have more times than I care to mention but there was one particular fabric that I paid an arm and a leg for, a yard of Kaffe Fasset Paper Fans fabrics :

    Well I found a perfect pattern for it just by accident. I think some of you may remember me mentioning a really good and well known quilter who lives her on the Island, Angelika Monks, originally from Germany.

    On my first patchwork class she gave me a pattern that she had put together for newbies but I didn't get around to making it then but I have some really new NEWBIES at present and this is a foolproof pattern for them, but oh so useful when you have a striking fabric.

    Of the focal fabric cut 4.5" strip WOF (Width of Fabric)
    Of the toning fabric cut 2 x 1.5"strips WOF

    Sew, with 1/4" seams a 1.5 strip either side of the 4.5"

    Press and cut 6.5" pieces of the strip, giving you 6.5" sqaures!

    Rotate every other one 180 degrees and stitch together and this is what you get, I call it the Brick Pattern. :-)


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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing. I have done that so many times, I quit counting. LOL
    Have a Blessed day
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    beautiful.great pattern for the print-frames it nicely
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    Very pretty!

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    Sometimes a little goes a long way: I'd cut any scraps up into small pieces and add them to scrappy quilts--it would be a great fabric for adding some spice to a quilt.
    Jean

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    It will be very striking when completed. Thank you for the directions.

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    Very pretty indeed.

    And if you will come in my sewing room with me, I will show several pieces of fabric that I have bought, just because I loved it!!!!!!! I think that is how stashes get started. LOL

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    Gorgeous fabric and a great way to use it

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    thank you. i have seen several quilts like that, but didn't even stop to think how it was done. might try that. thank you ever so much.

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    I would have bought it also

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
    Very pretty indeed.

    And if you will come in my sewing room with me, I will show several pieces of fabric that I have bought, just because I loved it!!!!!!! I think that is how stashes get started. LOL
    I agree! You don't know how many cuts i have that are like 13 years old..cause I liked it at the time. It will be vintage and "in" by the time i get to it. LOL
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    What a very pretty fabric. The colors are gorgeous. Sue

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    Wonderful fabric and choice of pattern alows you to enjoy it as sort of a study. Very nice. I may borrow this idea.

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    I love your fans too. Great pattern for them. I've done a pattern very similar to yours, but the horizontal focal pieces have one color accent, and the vertical focal pieces have a different accent color. Actually, mine have always been larger than 4.5" with 1.5" accent.

    Linda

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    I have that fabric (and several other colorways as well). That is a great way to showcase the fabric. I like the 4.5" width of the fans. Great idea.
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    If my pencil serves me right, you can make a quilt that is 48"x52" with your yard of focus fabric, before borders. Love the fabric and the strips that frame it.

    piney

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    I. Love Kaffe too!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    I too have bought a piece of fabric just because I liked it. I guess that's one way of building up a stash. haha I love fabric!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ View Post
    Gorgeous fabric and a great way to use it

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    My thoughts exactly! I saw this Kaffe fabric & loved it, too! It's so happy!
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    That is a wonderful way to use this fabric. You didn't have to cut it into very small pieces, so the fabric design shows to full advantage. Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinecone View Post
    If my pencil serves me right, you can make a quilt that is 48"x52" with your yard of focus fabric, before borders. Love the fabric and the strips that frame it.

    piney
    Yes something like that Piney, also what I will be doing is that of course there are odd cuts and the end of each strip so I shall be making a Till roll/Adding machine border with all the oddments v

    I found this fabulous tip on this Forum http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...er-t56940.html and make a lot of borders this way now.
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    That was a great idea. Yes I have bought fabric often just because it was gorgeous with no idea of what to do with it. I wonder if anyone on this board has not.
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    I love that fabric. You picked a great way to show it off.

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    Gorgeous fabric.
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    Cool pattern!
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