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Thread: Help - odd fabric

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    Junior Member Debka's Avatar
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    So, I bought this fabric on a trip in San Francisco, in Haight-Ashbury, at a craft store with a nice fabric section. At the time, I loved it, but my family hates it. I was going to use it decoratively, to wrap around a canvas and hang it on the wall, or make a quilted chair rail. But, it is still sitting unused.
    I still think I like it, but I am at a loss as to what I can do with it.

    Any suggestions? Do you like it? What would you do with it? (And no Halloween suggestions, please:-) - thanks.)
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    Can you cut out a nice size piece- use batting and a backing -- quilt around the pictures/faces/ etc -- make a wall hanging

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    How big are the faces in this print?

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    .... hmm so the wall hanging is out huh????? darn... oh well.... how about.... some nice big plump floor pillows?

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    I'm sorry but I have to side with your family. I don't like it at all, even my DD cringed at it and she has weird taste.

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    I like the fabric. It is something that I would buy without a plan for it.

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    I love it but have no idea what to do with it sorry.

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    I don't care for it either. Sorry. I would probably cut it up in 2-1/2 widths and use it for a binding. That was my first thought.

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    Maybe do a one block wonder? The ones I've seen don't reveal much of the original pattern, just pieces.

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    I love it, but I'm into modern abstract decor. Putting it on a canvas is a great idea.

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    OBW is what I was thinking. You never know how they will look. I bet it would be gorgeous.

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    If your family hates it I don't think it's a good idea to use it where they have to see it. It's pretty bizarre, no offense!

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    If the faces aren't too large, you could make some bags. Do some thread painting on the faces to give them a little more life. :?: :?:

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    Put it on a quilt backing or the back of a wall hanging. That can hide it from the family but you will know where it is and can enjoy looking at it! LOL.

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    Keep it in a drawer and take it out and pet it now and then?

    It is definitely - different.

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    I think it'd be an awesome tote bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    If the faces aren't too large, you could make some bags. Do some thread painting on the faces to give them a little more life. :?: :?:
    I like this idea. Otherwise, it's a little scary to have hanging around the house!
    :shock:

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    Oh, I think a OBW would be good as long as none of the blocks came out all eyes. Those eyes kind of spook me a bit... :shock:
    Interesting fabric... I would have loved it in the 60s! 8-)

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    Sorry, but I think that is some of the ugliest fabric I have ever seen.

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    If you really like it, how about a nice bag? Then it wont be for the family, just you!

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    I am not sure I would use it on my walls but a teenager would love it I would decorate some of them with hoop earrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szyquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    If the faces aren't too large, you could make some bags. Do some thread painting on the faces to give them a little more life. :?: :?:
    I like this idea.
    Another vote for making it into a bag. To me, that's what it screams. Or an oversize T-shirt. It looks like something you would wear.

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    When I looked at it, the first thing that popped into my mind was a '60's style sleeveless dress and for some reason Jim Morrison. I like Ditter's idea too.I guess I'm with you onthis one.....I like it and if I had seen it,it would have come home with me too.

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    A bit scary for my taste. You could use it on a back of a quilt. The front could be a whirligig pattern that has the colors in this print, or a black and white log cabin pattern with a red or orange center square.

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    That is great Fabric for a large Tote Bag. Be sure and add some Red, lining maybe? Not sure if that is blue or purple shadings? on some of the faces? Might wanta pick that up too? Most of the best looking Totes ae really Bold. For prints that big, don't go for a small contrast print, the bolder and sharper the better. My bff is an Artist, and she makes incredable Tote Bags! These r her rules :)

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