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Thread: A Quilter's Toile- wall hanging

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    A Quilter's Toile- wall hanging

    I like the charm of toile fabric but sometimes it is a challenge to figure out just how to use it in a quilt project because of the large scale. I came across a pattern in an older book I have (Quick Colorful Quilts edited by Rosemarie Wilkinson) and realized that I could finally use a quilting- themed toile I'd had for years, and be able to keep a large section of the toile intact by cutting it on point. Just added a few more fabrics in the same color-way. I have pieces of the solid red and paisley pieced inner border that I will use as hanging tabs.
    This is about 40" square.
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    I agree, it is a difficult fabric to use since you don't want to lose the picture the toile contains. You made a very nice wall quilt.
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    Very pretty
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    Love quilting also.

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    Well you did a nice job using the toile well. I often use it as a quilt back.

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    Thanks for including a close-up. Is the toile print on regular weight cotton? A lot were heavier, for upholstery or draperies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat View Post
    Thanks for including a close-up. Is the toile print on regular weight cotton? A lot were heavier, for upholstery or draperies.
    Yes, this is regular quilting cotton from Clothworks. I'd guess it is at least 10 years old. The print also came in royal blue.
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    I love it, toile is beautiful. Borders are perfect.

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    what a wonderful way to use toile
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    very nicely done, beautiful toile
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    Ooooh, I love this!!! You have given me an idea of how to use toile. I have some from another
    project and didn't think of doing this. Thanks for the inspiration.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Pretty! A great way to show off the lovely toile picture.
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    This came out really nice.
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    Love it! I did this in 2012.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...g-t188597.html

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    You made perfect use of the toile. Wonderful job!

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    very pretty!!!
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    You did good by your toile fabric! It's so pretty.

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    Best way ever to use toile fabric. Thanks for the great inspiration!
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    Very pretty. I have some of the red toile.

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    You were truly inspired with this project.

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    Nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    Sandy, that is so pretty! A great quilt using toile. Thanks!
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    Great Wallhanger!
    The best kind of sleep from Heaven above...
    is under a quilt homemade with LOVE!

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    How very lovely, and such a nice feeling to use a beloved fabric.
    When I am perfect, I will write a book and everyone can be perfect too. Until then I will just have to be gracious in face of imperfection, and ask the same of everyone else for my imperfections.

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    Very nice & great idea!

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    Treating the Toile as a "picture" and framing it is a great idea! So is using it as a whole cloth backing…I'll have to remember this.

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