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Thread: And they all said, "eeewww!"... are the fabrics really THAT bad?

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    Call me weird but I rather like them.. they feel a little formal in places in spite of the casual patterns.. the only ones I don't care for are the "net with dots" group.. just not feeling that.

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    oops.. double post.. I always wondered how that happened..lol

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    i like them all except the words, it looks like wrapping paper

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    I can see a great potential for each and every piece.

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    I really like the swirls. The first few would probably make a nice quilt for Wills and Kate!! :D:D

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    I'm with your co-workers... Nothing I would want to work with.

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    I like all of them. :D

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    I like them all, too~! :D Love the pink/gray-silver combos .. would make a beautiful baby-girl quilt!

    With a name like *Putting on the Ritz* they fill the bill *perfectly*~!! :thumbup:

    Different strokes, different folks ... :lol:

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    I think sometimes people look at too big a swath of fabric. We're quilter's! Some of our pieces are less than 1" square. I think you could use all those fabrics and make a beautiful quilt (if not necessarily all together)! If you were dedicated to the baby/ nursery theme I'd probably add an appliqué or more "cute" print, but I think those fabrics are great!

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    Some are ones that I may consider buying, others sorry I agree with your coworkers - eeewwwwww.

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    Have to say I like them, don't know what exactly I would use them for but there are certainly some I would buy.

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    I like the checks, plaids and (a little less) the stripes. The ones on cream background from the first set are okay but really don't care for the others.

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    Sorry, but I don't care for them.

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    The first set would be the hardest to work with, but the rest all have their uses.

    The trick with any fabric is to find a pattern that complements the color and style- a lot of those would lend itself to a fussy-cut or a stack-and-whack method, or a tessellation flower that where all the pieces were fussy-cut to have the same section on them.

    They are not so bad, but they all have a theme- bland or plain, or rather, muted- you are missing the bright colors. Mix them with some yellow or eye-popping colors and you will create a contrast for the whole quilt. Again, it's all in how you use these fabrics.

    If, in the end, you can't find uses for them, try Bonni hunter's scrap quilt methods- I bet most of those fabrics would produce a stunning quilt once cut up and arranged properly.

    Other than the "words" prints, I can picture uses for every one of these fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    I think they are way cool but I probably would not buy them. They don't really speak to me but I would probably drool over something someone else made with them.

    And that's it EXACTLY- many times we don't like a fabric because we can't see an end project in mind. I have worked with collections that came as a set (either 5 in squares or 10 inch squares) and there are always fabrics in there the scream "ugly!" to me- but several times I have been really pleasantly shocked at how well they play together in the final project.

    Not something I would have bought based on the print/coloring alone, but looks good in the end.

    I think of it as an orchestra- you may not care to hear a single instrument by itself, but in a concert with all the others and the proper arrangement of music, any instrument has a place. People go to hear the combination all put together, and so it is with quilts. I am learning not to judge individual fabrics so harshly, but rather learn how they should be used for a beautiful finish that others will drool over.

    Only you will know that pieces of that fabric started life as an ugly duckling. LOL :-)

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    I really like them all....

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    The first group reminds me of vintage baby shower wrapping paper :D
    This collection isn't my cuppa tea :D:D:D

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    not to my taste

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    NOPE not a one Id buy unless it was on the $1/yd clearance table.. Cut them into 2in squares and make a scrappy quilt..

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    [quote=irishrose]
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I like the damask and the swirls.:) The first ones, not so good. :(


    Agreed!
    My thoughts also

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    I like them if they have no grey in them and no words or dorky crowns. The check etc. are terrific.

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    I like most, did not like ones with crowns

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    I like the ticking, never can find any when I'm making a doll bed mattress, which admittedly is not every year. Otherwise, these don't seem that..well, marvelous. Good for fill ins maybe. Some others you've posted have been lovely and well worth hunting for.

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    I don't care for the grays but the pinks and blues are pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champagnebubbles
    Ok I love them all
    Me too! It just reminds me of victorian decor.....I see a very frilly and maybe lacey quilt... not sure which pattern maybe a dresdin plate with added lace on the edges..., or something else along those lines....

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