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Thread: remember those ugly pants? Here's what they are now...

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    remember those ugly pants? Here's what they are now...

    I posted a photo of pants I found at the thrift store - so ugly...but look what I have done with them thus far. I still have to put on the 3 borders and if I have enough I may also piece another border.
    It is called the 5 minute block. I like it a lot, what about you?

    The floral quilt is the 10 minute block and it will have the purple and white borders added. Talk about colorful....
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    Great way to use those pants - who would have thunk?!?!?!?

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    That fabric was hideous as pants but you made something really beautiful from it! Just goes to show that there's beauty hidden in everything if you look for it. The floral is lovely and spring like.
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    Wow that looks awesome, like other one as well, great job.
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    You certainly turned them into something beautiful.

    A lot of people have said that the 10 minute block takes longer than 10 minutes, does the 5 minute block take 5 minutes? Or more?

    Linda

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    Very striking! I love the block you chose! Love your floral, can't go wrong with beautiful flowers!
    Kelly

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    OMG, who would have worn those? And who would have bought them now, except a quilter? It looks fantastic.
    I just saw the 5 minute block video the other day, yours turned out great. The 10 minute block quilt is very appealling also.

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    what's that they say?... cut it up small enough and it's no longer ugly. That quilt is terrific! nice job on the 10 min block too.
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    You did just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    You did a great job using the pants, the floral is gorgeous too

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    great transformation

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    Well, aren't you clever?! I like to make dimensional flying geese using that folding method.
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    Goes to show there really is not "ugly fabric" just need an imagination to make it beautiful and you have! Well done! The floral print is in all my favorite colors, beautiful as well!
    Helen T.

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    Thanks for inspiring us to look beyond ugly...there is beauty in everything. Love what you did with the pants.
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    All I can say is WOW lolol and beautiful lolol
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    I think they make a much more attractive quilt than pants.

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    You made something beautiful out of something not so pretty, it just shows with a little something else in fabric what you can do.

    I have tons of fabric, that are in bins and I forget to even look in there went I want something.
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    l like the gold in your ugly pants..
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    Great use of some really ugly pants. I'm sure they look better on quilt than on a behind.
    Your quilt is really nice, in fact I may have to try this one too.

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    Great job. Just the right color for that quilt. You have a good eye. joyce j

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    That fabric makes a much better quilt than pants. Your floral quilt is bright and cheerful. This is the kind of quilt I like during the winter doldrums.

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    Who would have ever thought it? You have turned a sow's ear into a silk purse! Great job!
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    I do remember those pants. Great use of them. Love the other quilts as well.
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    Fantastic make-over!!!
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