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Thread: my ugly fabric

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    Senior Member HisPatchwork's Avatar
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    When making a quillow with my granddaughter, she picked this fabric I had bought from Goodwill. {because there was a bunch of it and it was cheap}. We made fleece flowers and attached them to the pillow part. I had her quilt around the flowers on the pillow part. The piece was big enough for the front back and the piece that makes the pillow. It had enough color in it that it did not need to be pieced! It turned out pretty good. It kind of grew on me.

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    Wow - those flowers made the fabric look good! Talk about a silk purse out of a sows ear - you sure did it.

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    I think that is gorgeous. I probably wouldn't have bought it, and now that makes me rethink what I would have bought!
    I love your flowers.

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    Sorry, but I like your "ugly" fabric. Great project! congratulations!

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    That finished quillow is fabulous!!

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    Fantastic save and beautiful quillow!!!

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    Very nice! You did wonders with that fabric that you call ugly. I like it!!!

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    I would have NEVER bought that fabric, yet I love your project! It just goes to show that some people are good at seeing the final project in their heads. Great job.

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    It looks adorable. Plus your grand-daughter will have memories of making it with you. She will never see it as ugly.

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    I liked the fabric, I gues beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    I love it ... but have a question ... what is a quillow??? is that a quilted pillow???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsByRobin
    I love it ... but have a question ... what is a quillow??? is that a quilted pillow???
    It is a quilt that you fold and tuck into an attached pocket and it becomes a pillow. They are neat.

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    It is really pretty. It just goes to show that most anything can be made into a thing of beauty. Such memories for your granddaughter

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    Those flowers transformed that fabric. Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HisPatchwork
    It kind of grew on me.
    Like a fungus? :lol: The fabric reminds me of the 80s, though I'm not sure why.

    It looks absolutely beautiful with the flowers on it.

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    Your granddaughter has a great eye for color - she must have gotten from you!!

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    well said lol.. the flowers make it!

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    The flowers look good on it. It always amazes me how aometime so simple can change the look of another fabric.

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    The ugly duckling turned into a swan. Very nice. She will love her quillow.

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    looks good now

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