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

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    I think in the right combination they would look nice. Some would be iffy for me but I think they would make great ladies blankets also as well as baby blankets.

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    I'm not crazy about the first ones with the writing, but like the rest of them.

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    I think if you threw in some real contrasting fabrics it would be beautiful. Rather dull with just those colors.

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    I think if you threw in some real contrasting fabrics it would be beautiful. Rather dull with just those colors.

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    I really like the originals you posted! I would use those in a heartbeat!

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    I like them all...but I like all cotton fabric! Each would find its own way into a quilt!
    I recently found out that I have blue blood...going all the way back to the King of England...maybe that's why I like them!!!

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    I like it, I can see using it in a quilt, and for a neat backing for a
    baby quilt. It looks very rich looking to me.

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    Not a big fan of the words. I do like the damask and swirls.

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    In the "classroom" these are the shy, retiring, kids. Surround them with a few "cheerleaders" and they can become the "resting place" in a beautiful quilt. I see a lot of soft "baby quilts" with happy flowers and animals - NOT the bright, stimulating bold quilts we like to make for babies.
    I guess the bottom line is that even the truly "ugly" fabric (which these are not) can find a home in the right quilt.
    I see the possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    I like them. I probably wouldn't use them as a group in a quilt but I can see them as fillers and backgrounds in conjunction with other fabrics.
    exactly what I was thinking

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    This comes to mind :-D
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    I like them and would certainly use them for the backing on baby quilts and as components with brighter colors for baby quilts. froggyintexas

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    I might use the swirls or the polka dots as a backing, but on the whole, most of those fabrics do not do much for me. But, hey to each their own, this is only MY opinion.

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    I do like the ones with the writing, I think for a backing they would be really cute along with lots of the other choices you have for the front. Some are great and some are awesome. :)

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    depending on what you would use them for I think they could really be neat!!!!

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    As far as I am concerned, those designs have no personality. Some could be cut into squares, but not all. I especially do not like the ones with the lettering.

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    The fabrics for baby quilts are not made to please the baby for the most part. They are chosen to please the parent. Babies want to be warm and snuggly, unless there is a strong contrast and bright colors they don't really see the pattern. How many babies request quilts to match the decor of the nursery? I like these soft and subtle colors, very soothing for nervous parents who need to just calm down and cuddle the baby. When my boys were babies they slept in a room that had been papered in sale bin paper featuring orange roosters, the quilts were made from scraps and salvaged clothing. I don't recall them complaining about the decor nor did it seem to make a difference in their ability to graduate from college. So relax and if you like the fabric then get some and use it with abandon, you might even make a quilt with it.

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    I have a good friend that tells me this "that''s why the good Lord made us all different" if you like it, go for it

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    Interesting fabrics. But I think you can keep the crown ones, and the plaids~

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    Gray is great - need to see more - gray is the new IN color. Would really like to see the tickin available for order - especially the blue and gray.

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    I think they would be OK for backing but I wouldn't use them in a top.

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    certainly not anything that I would buy

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    Depends what other fabrics you are going to use and how much of these.

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    I like the first ones, the damask the, the dots, little flowers & the design right under the flowers (in all the colors). Personal I could see mixing and matching them all in a really sweet baby quilt

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    Other than the checks and plaids, they don't inspire me. Sorry!

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