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    Thinking outside the box...

    I am always looking for ways to think outside the box when it comes to quilting fabrics. Yesterday I found a fabric sample book at the antique store. It was $6.00. As you can see by the photo that I was able to get the silks out of the book and cut them into 9 1/2 inch sqs. It will be a wall hanging.
    What do you think?
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    This is going to be beautiful. What a great idea. I think outside the box also and sometimes people think I am nuts before they see the finished product.
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    gorgeous fabrics. They look so pretty on your floor.
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    I think you are going to be very pleased with your wall hanging it is nice

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    Looks great!

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    What a wonderful way to re-purpose fabric! I love your layout and think it will make a beautiful wall hanging. Please remember to show us your finished project. Thanks for sharing.
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    So beautiful.

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    I think it is going to be beautiful!

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    Can't wait to see it finished! It's stunning!
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    I think you have a very creative mind, its lovely!

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    I love it...looks beautiful and rich!!
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    Sewwwwwwwww pretty ! Can't wait to see it finished............,.Michele

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    Very rich and elegant looking!

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    I, too am always one for re-purposing. This is a cool idea. Be sure and show us the finished project. What a fun find!
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    Gorgeous fabric! Great! What a bargain too!
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    It will be much more beautiful hanging on a wall than sitting in an old book out of sight. Maybe some featherstitching at the seams would be appropriate. The fabrics remind me of old-timey crazy quilts.

    I rescued a much more recent fabric sample book a few years ago, and would love to play with the fabrics, but found that they are attached to paper on the back using some kind of thick glue, and I haven't found any way to get that off.

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    beautiful girl!! one reason some simple quilts done with squares and such look so good. We just love fabrics!!

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    Gorgeous fabrics!
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    I would say this is excellent "outside the box" thinking! Just Great!

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    Ab Fab!!! And stunning to boot.

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    Nice fabric..

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    Really stunning! Can't wait to see it finished!
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    Wow, wow and wow! I love it. it is very beautiful.
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    Outside the box is good. I love the wall hanging. The fabrics are so pretty. I'd say, nice rescue!!
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    You amaze me. Looks like you fussy-cut the squares, but know you could not have.
    It will be exquisite when complete.
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