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    Old 01-20-2013, 10:52 AM
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    Originally Posted by paulswalia
    You're not alone. I have a piece with no emotional ties like you with your grandmother, but just love, love, love that fabric and every time I think about using it I break out in a sweat! I think you have come up with a good solution above - doesn't need to be a fancy quilt, just needs to be something that reminds you of gramma. I like Queen's idea above, narrow black inner border then more of the stripe - if no more stripe, put a red border on it.
    Me, too. Getting ready to start next week after a year of humming and hawing. Just time to get it done!
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    Old 01-20-2013, 11:23 AM
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    Since it reminds you of grams, keep pieces as intact as possible, make a sewing machine cover. That way every time you go in your sewing space you can see the fabric and enjoy it.
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    Old 01-27-2013, 05:22 AM
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    It looks wonderful...
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    Old 01-27-2013, 05:24 AM
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    That is a beautiful fabric. Black border / red binding maybe?
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    Old 01-31-2013, 03:54 AM
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    I think this would be a great way to use the fabric. It would be a great way to remember your grandma by.
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    Old 01-31-2013, 04:28 AM
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    Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I think this looks great. How about a narrow black strip on each side of the stripe material too! Maybe 3/4" wide!
    Wow! And what will the backing be?
    I think this is a great idea...would add just a bit extra to frame that lovely fabric.
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    Old 01-31-2013, 05:43 AM
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    I know how you feel. A few years ago I purchased a bundle of fat quarters of the most luscious batiks and can't bear to cut into them. Each is more beautiful than the other. Occasionally I will take them out and stare at them thinking I will be inspired to make something beautiful for myself. They're basically all darks. At the time, my vision was to use a solid dark brown as sashing (I love darks) but as far as the choice of blocks, I have no idea where to go with that. So in the meantime, I just fondle the batiks and remain satisfied with that. I admire those who can just cut away and make something beautiful.
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