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Thread: I need a smoking hot pattern

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    I want to make a quilt to donate to our fire dept because we are building a new fire station. This is some of the fabric I have, more is coming. I ordered the firemen and a mottled red and mottled orange fabric. What pattern would work? I thought I would make various sized rectangles to highlight the firemen, station and dalmation. Ideas please...

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    A friend of mine got the firemen fabric & made aprons for when they cook!! It was a hit.

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    Those are some fine firemen. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsewquilter
    Those are some fine firemen. :wink:
    That's what I was thinking ~ no firemen around here like that :-o

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    Quilt pattern? What were you saying? Sorry, those cute firemen distracted me. Just make something and hurry up! LOL! I might need a smoke later. I'm bad, I know. Don't tell my mom.

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    DAAAAMN!!!

    Um, where did you get that fabric?

    I bought some fire truck fabric to make a quilt for a guy I work with who is also a fireman, but I can't think of nay good patterns for it.

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    I got this at my LQS, but I found more online at the fabricdepot and it was on sale for 5.00 a yard. That is what I am waiting for, should be here any day now. I want to finish it before Sept because the state fire convention would be an excellent place to make lots of money, especially if the women are around. The firemen are called ready for action by Alexander Henry. He also has other jobs on fabric. It will be fun working with anyway. The guy with just the shorts on looks just like my husband- in my dreams lol.

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    Joanne Fabrics has that fabric. I almost bought it since I am collecting fireman fabric also but didn't get that particuliar fabric. They also have a few new fireman fabrics that are really cool.

    Judy in Ohio

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    I had some of that same fabric, last year, so made it into pillow cases for the volunteer fire dist. raffle/auction/door prize event that we had last year for Halloween. Some just wanted to buy the pillow cases & we sold them for $20.00 EACH!!!!! The ladies just fell in luv with them.

    Also made some with "pin-up girls" for the guys. They also were a BIG hit.

    Thank you Bevanger for the link to the pattern!

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    this fabric is great.

    i would do a 9 patch pizzazz so you can use big squares and highlight the fireman fabric.



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    Wow. That is some HOT fabric. I think any pattern would be great. Especially with those firemen.

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    I think the firemen on that fabric cover the smokin hot part!!!! Now you just need to find the pattern! Wish our firemen looked like that!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    I'd like to see a fireman in an apron made with that. He could even wear his hat if he felt naked in just the apron. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I'd like to see a fireman in an apron made with that. He could even wear his hat if he felt naked in just the apron. :P
    Pam you is BAAAADDDDDD! (PS can I share!)

    That is one great fabric! Would make wonderful kaleidoscope stack n whack - if you cut it up you'd get little peaks here and there of bare chests, unbuttoned trousers etc, repeated 6-fold; might have to get me some of that!

    Oh, you wanted a pattern suggestion, ermmmm, well how about with the flamy fabric, some narrow star points, to look like flames?

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    Great fabric - if we had firemen like that it might cause me to become a fire bug!!! I'm currently working on pattern that uses large squares that would be great. It's called American Hertiage from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Just an idea.

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    Sounds like I need to switch professions. Next career change, I'm becoming a fireman.... :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie1
    Great fabric - if we had firemen like that it might cause me to become a fire bug!!! I'm currently working on pattern that uses large squares that would be great. It's called American Hertiage from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Just an idea.
    I went to www.robertkaufman.com and found the American Heritage pattern. That is a very neat idea. Boy, the free patterns on that site are awesome. Thanks

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    When I have a fabric that I want to showcase like that I tend to make a sampler.. you can incorporate both fabrics in all of the blocks and use some solids, tone on tones, etc. and then make some nice sashing and/or borders from the hot sweaty bodied..um, I mean nice fireman print... :oops:

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    That is going to be one fun quilt!!!

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    Debbie where did you find it, I have been looking for his american heritage series and no one is carrying it. I am looking for the fabric that looks like a bunch of turquoise and red jewelry from the southwestern that is on his website but have called and looked on every site i know and noone is carrying it.

    jane

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    I would use a Warm Wishes pattern, with the flames for the border and the fire truck fabric for the back! I got some of that fabric last year at Paducah and have not done anything with it yet. Got some of the cop fabric to make soemthing for my brother! It was just too fun to pass up! :lol: :lol:

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    My LQS did 2 for the two towns here. She did a wack and stack in pie shapes then had the flames as the borders and had on one trucks as the back and fire dogs on the other. They raised alot of money. I will ask her Monday afternoon before i go to work which patern she used if you want.

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    That would be great thank you.

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