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    Mona Lisa: Georgeous!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mona Lisa 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by teri295
    When traveling I tend to buy fabrics....and have a ton of very busy sarong/type batiks from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. I have seen individual prints made into table napkins (beaded) - this fabric BEGS for beading!, but I was wondering if there are any other ideas out there with to do with all these individual printed 1-2 yard pieces. Is there a quilt I can make that would do these justice?
    Wish I had that fabric to make a spiral lonestar quilt for my queen sized bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingquilter
    Wow! Can't think of a quilt pattern right off but your fabrics are beautiful!!!
    :lol:

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    Some of the fabric on the bottom look like African material. I am in the process of making a quilt with African cloth. I am using the "snowball" pattern as then I can get the benefit of the cloth design with a plain material setting it off. I haven't finished it yet, but I think I am going to reqally like it.

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    Wow ! They are beautiful.

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    I've been contemplating doing Around the Twist with big snowball blocks to showcase some floral fabric that's not nearly as nice as yours!
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6588366_make...t-pattern.html
    http://www.sandyturner.com/wkshplect0002.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartwarming quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb
    I think the last two would make great Stack & Whack or OBW if there is enough repeats. You can do 5 bladed fans or 4 section triangle squares in stack and whacks.
    I agree about the OBW or even better just mail them to me would be even better.
    I too agee with the OBW but the one thing wrong is, they should only be mailed to me. Seriously they are gorgeous so whatever you do I'm sure it will be gorgeous. DOn't forget to let us know what the finished product looks like

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    Bags and more bags!! (my favorite activity.)

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    They are so very beautiful.

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    I was thinking BQ quilt too. It showcases the fabrics so well.

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    I suggest you look at a couple of Kaffe Facett's quilt books. He uses very busy and bright fabrics together to create stunning effects. You might get some ideas there.

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    beautiful fabrics, hope you find a great pattern to showcase them

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    Send them to me ! I love them. You could make a really cool purse. I think you should loo up some Indonesians quilts. Enjoy
    Rhonda

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    Send them to me ! I love them. You could make a really cool purse. I think you should loo up some Indonesians quilts. Enjoy
    Rhonda

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    I made Shadow Box last year and the pattern shows off beautiful fabrics because large pieces are used against a plain backgrounds. I am jealous...............

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    I think everyone responding here has the same problem as I do.......a fabric-o-holic!!! Those fabric vendors would be trembling with joy if we all went shopping at the same time :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    *drool*

    So beautiful ... and so many possiblities
    DITTO!!!

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    The Chinese lantern is a beautiful pattern & would let each of the fabrics shine and be noticeable. Just my opinion, but I think the Bento Box would only jumble them all together and would not show off the beauty of each fabric. Everyone has their own taste. I hope you can find a pattern that you love for these beautiful fabrics. Have fun.

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    Actually those two were my first choices - (Chinese and Bento box) - I have a couple of other projects ahead of these however, so am writing down those ideas and will start this fall on the project. I love the Montana Cartwheel/New York Beauty, but think that might be too busy. I have used one of the Indonesian batiks in another quilt and I have noticed it has a definite different "feel" to it than the other fabrics. It is much much softer - which made it difficult to cut and work with. Spray starch helped alittle bit - but it was a bit nerve wracking that it was so different from the other fabrics I was using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teri295
    When traveling I tend to buy fabrics....and have a ton of very busy sarong/type batiks from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. I have seen individual prints made into table napkins (beaded) - this fabric BEGS for beading!, but I was wondering if there are any other ideas out there with to do with all these individual printed 1-2 yard pieces. Is there a quilt I can make that would do these justice?
    These would make beautiful whole cloth quilts! Such a shame to cut them up! They could really shine if quilted whole, with maybe some framing..... I'm just itching to do this with some of my great big pattern chintz type fabrics.

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    Warm Wishes has a lot of big pieces... gorgeous fabrics, you lucky person!

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    Wow! Love those fabrics! You can send them to me! I know what to do with scraps! :D There are endless patterns to showcase these beauties! Oh what fun I could have with those! Drool, drool, drool....Enjoy to the max!! :D :D :!:

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    I'll be interested to see any suggestions. I've just been given 3 x 2metre lengths of Malaysian batiks, which are beautiful, but nothing has popped out at me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    So so pretty! I agree, I think these paired with some sharp solids would make an awesome Bento Box!! :)

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    I'm airing my ignorance here. Could you please tell me what a 'Bento Box' is?

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    It would look great in a stain glass pattern, all those beautiful
    colors.
    Good luck and GOD bless.

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    Your fabrics need large cut pieces to really highlight. I found this free Amy Butler pattern with more style and shape that just large blocks. Maybe a idea??

    http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/...gellaQuilt.pdf

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