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    I purchased this fabric with the hopes of making a quilt but I am lacking imagination on how to use this fabric in a quilt. The campers are approx 3 inches high, the pattern repeats itself every 12x14 inches. Can anyone assist me and perhaps show a photo? This is my first post but I have been silently watching for approx 1 month.
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    I would use it as a backing and have the quilt top some type of scenic block or panels. Maybe photo of places the campers have been.

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    Love the fabric....you could do a disappearing nine patch quilt. Just make sure you use the campers on the outside corners so they do not get cut. Please update us on what you decide to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I would use it as a backing and have the quilt top some type of scenic block or panels. Maybe photo of places the campers have been.
    I was thinking the same thing, love to use these theme large prints on the back!

    Use some of the campers in the centers of blocks within the quilt.
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    I would fussy cut the campers and incorporate them in a block. Like having them for the center of the block, and then have something like a grass fabric around the sides.

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    I love this fabric too- I thought about buying some but I have the same problem - what to make with it - so will be interested in the ideas you have. good luck..

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    I have a friend that purchased the same fabric, she has the same problem as well, she will be watching for ideas so please keep them coming.

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    That fabric is adorable. Who is the manufacturer? I would LOVE to make my parents one. They have had at least thirty motorhomes/fifth-wheels/campers/pull-trailers over the last twenty years. They buy one, go on a trip, then sell it... buy another one...use it once or twice... sell it and so on. They seem to enjoy fixing them up, using them a few times, then going onto another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwo3112
    I would fussy cut the campers and incorporate them in a block. Like having them for the center of the block, and then have something like a grass fabric around the sides.
    This is what I thought too. Make a square for each RV and then applique the RV to the block. Great Fabric by the way. :idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwo3112
    I would fussy cut the campers and incorporate them in a block. Like having them for the center of the block, and then have something like a grass fabric around the sides.
    I like this idea. I guess that is what I would do too. But, I would make them be in different types of settings. Beach, mountains and the like. After a quick thinking about it. Wouldn't it be cute ironed onto a webbing and cut out and placed in the fabic like it was there. Then satin stitch around it.
    You could take pictures of your family and put it onto the transfer fabric then place them in the scene. LOL!

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    Happy Camper by Richard Neuman for Clothworks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    That fabric is adorable. Who is the manufacturer? I would LOVE to make my parents one. They have had at least thirty motorhomes/fifth-wheels/campers/pull-trailers over the last twenty years. They buy one, go on a trip, then sell it... buy another one...use it once or twice... sell it and so on. They seem to enjoy fixing them up, using them a few times, then going onto another one.
    The fabric is called "Happy Camper" and there are many coordinating prints for it.

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    I would fussy cut the campers into squares and put them into an attic windows setting ... sort of a "windows on travel" theme.

    I'd really like to see a photo of what you come up with. My parents also had campers and trailers and loved to travel acros the USA.

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    I would suggest the book "9-Patch Pizzazz: Fast, Fun & Finished in a Day" Judy Sisneros. It's for big prints you just can't cut up.

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    Here is a link to a quilt made from this print. (The pattern is free!)

    http://blog.fabshophop.com/blog/?p=1047

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    This pattern is on Clothworks website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T.
    I would fussy cut the campers into squares and put them into an attic windows setting ... sort of a "windows on travel" theme.

    I'd really like to see a photo of what you come up with. My parents also had campers and trailers and loved to travel acros the USA.
    I was also thinking Attic Window.

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    I would do as others suggested and fussy cut the campers and make them the center of the block. I'll attach a picture of a block in a quilt I made for DD. I fussy cut the bunnies to make them the star of the quilt.

    Very cute fabric by the way!
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwo3112
    I would fussy cut the campers and incorporate them in a block. Like having them for the center of the block, and then have something like a grass fabric around the sides.
    OK, this was my idea, too!! Great minds thinking, and all that!!! LOL :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by cwo3112
    I would fussy cut the campers and incorporate them in a block. Like having them for the center of the block, and then have something like a grass fabric around the sides.
    OK, this was my idea, too!! Great minds thinking, and all that!!! LOL :thumbup:
    Even...minds from "down-under" ;-) Map fabric would look great too.....love the bunny quilt Rachel.

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    I would love to see what you could do using this as a kaleidscope (sp?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T.
    I would fussy cut the campers into squares and put them into an attic windows setting ... sort of a "windows on travel" theme.

    I'd really like to see a photo of what you come up with. My parents also had campers and trailers and loved to travel acros the USA.
    I was thinking the same thing Kathy T.!

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    Go to Hancock's of Paducah web site. search for Happy Camper. They have a pattern on their web site with this fabric. They have the fabric too but I don't see one with a blue background, just white or gold. Is it blue or white? (your background) They also have other fabric to complement it!

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    Sorry wrong thread for my reply!

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