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Thread: Kathmandu fabric.

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    My DD brought these beautiful silky fabrics from Kathmandu, Nepal and I'm afraid to cut them. Also what do you all suggest I make out of them?

    Wall hanging she brought made by Nepali women to help support a women's shelter.
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    How about beautiful decorative pillows and padded trinket boxes.

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    I can handle pillows but would'nt know where to start on trinket boxes. Do you have a source? Thank you for the great ideas!

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    Beautiful.

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    This is one of the quilt inmy "someday project" tag. I am a Japanese quilter and am going to do this with Jpanese fabric.
    But how about making one with another asian fabric?
    http://www.france-i.com/marie/index.php?flg=UK&ref=0

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    oooooooooooo what gorgeous fabs :D

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    Wow-those fabrics are really special. I would have no idea what to make with them--I would just be caressing them daily! :lol:

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    what elegant fabric! I bet that feels awesome.

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    Those are such beautiful fabrics -- I'm not sure I could ever cut into them!! But I would pet them on a daily basis....

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    They're absolutely gorgeous!! You can send them to me.LOL Can't help you with what to do with them, other than just touching and looking.LOL

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    WOW sorry I cant find any other words ..........
    How about a fabric box or bowl. I know I saw someone had done a bowl on here but its been a bit ago.

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    I don't know how your mind works when you quilt ( didn't know how else to word that). When I have a fabric that I love, I won't cut it until I find that pattern that just jumps out at me. I might look through books and magazines for months until I find the perfect pattern.

    Maybe if you try this, you'll know the perfect pattern when you see it.

    Lynette

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    I have no clue, but I'm with the others....it needs petting daily.

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    Beautiful fabrics. Someone has just posted a picture from Maple Island designs, I checked out the site. The BQ one that was made would really show case your fabrics as well. You need to scroll down to the BQ pattern.

    http://www.mapleislandquilts.com/quiltpatterns.asp

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    Wow!!! Gorgeous, would like to join the queue for stroking!

    i would agree a kind of 'showcase' design, maybe 'attic windows?

    K x


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    Those fabric's are gorgeous. I think I would just hang them up & admire them for quite awhile!! :D Do keep us posted, when you decide what you want to do with some of them.

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    Pretty fabric. Oh I want to touch them.

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    why cut them up at all? why not wear them as scarves ...long, wrap-around-the-neck ones, loose on-the-hips ones, tied around-the-hair ones, summertime wrap-around-the-bathing-suit-ones, through-the-belt-loop jeans ones, wear them like pareos, etc. i know you'll think of others.

    you can even wrap yourself up like a present and make your guy very happy.

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    Oooooh, what luscious fabrics. I would want them to be STARS in whatever quilt or... that you finally decide to do. Do they feel as good as they look? :lol: Maybe some kind of crazy quilt with "scraps" from what ever you do would be in order. :mrgreen: I am soooo jealous!

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    Oh these are gorgeous, I am drooling, loe them.

    What about a beautiful dressing gown.


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    Or fans, against a black background, maybe accented with some embroidery or lace.

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    Thanks for all the great ideas! I have been looking and stroking them for all of you! It's scary to think about cutting them. Think I'll just L and S for awhile!!

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    I don't blame you for that! They are so elegant and beautiful! I really don't think I could cut them...I'd be waaayyy to terrified!

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    mmmmm.....silky fabrics.....must touch.....

    Ahem! Sorry about that. I can see them on a lovely jewellery or trinking box....I think they call it cartonnage over her. I know you can by kits:
    http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalo...nage_Kits.html

    Maybe try one with normal fabric first in case you make mistakes.

    Or You could sew into simple, dainty coin purses or handbag?


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