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Thread: Ugly fabric...no...REALLY!

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    Super Member aorlflood's Avatar
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    I've been going through the fabric totes I got at an estate auction...you can read about it here...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-138295-1.htm

    And the totes I had gone through so far contained pretty fabric...mostly Moda and Thimbleberries...

    But I've reached a tote that looks like older fabric...from the 90's...

    And you know that saying "if the fabric is still ugly it means you haven't cut it small enough"?

    Well...I beg to differ...you couldn't possibly cut this stuff small enough...though I will try...

    And not only that...there are FOUR YARDS of this ugliness!!! LOL
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    Stack and Wack!

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    OOOOOOOOOO that is pretty fabric lots of possible ideas for a quilt such as backing fabric, border fabric etc.
    Or, you could always send it to me!

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    Be sure to show us what you make from it. Include before and after pictures!

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    See, there is at least one person who thinks this is great!

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    Hey - I've got some of that fabric!

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    It's not that bad. The colors are pretty. Use it for a quilt back.

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    I love this fabric...I am so into making house/villages with fabric. I would use this in a landscape fabric too. The colors are perfect lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    It's not that bad. The colors are pretty. Use it for a quilt back.
    If not I'll take it.

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    stack n whack obw 4 patch poseys
    beautiful.... go for it !

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    OOOOOOO I LOVE it!! The colors are so pretty and it reminds me of Naples and Athens!

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    But I like it.

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    Super Member dyer804's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    stack n whack obw 4 patch poseys
    beautiful.... go for it !
    That's a fun idea! It can always be a donation quilt if you don't want it. You would get to practice and someone would get a nice quilt.

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    LOL Thanks for the laugh. I have seen uglier.

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    Perfect for a house quilt backing!
    If you are into making house blocks cut out the windows, doors, hanging baskets, roofs and applique them on some of your own blocks. Lots of potential there!

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    I don't think it is ugly, though I have no idea how I would use it!

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    Well, I kinda like this fabric. Pretty colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyG
    Well, I kinda like this fabric. Pretty colors!

    Me too.

    I've seen many of the more modern designs that (to me) are all similar and uninspiring. This one has character, lots of interest and the colors are fine.

    Why is it ugly to you (OP)?

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    It would make a great backing..or blocks for a Tuscany Villa Quilt..I can picture it already. =)

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    Yep I wouldnt have cut that either, thats why theres four yards of it!

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    Why is it someones ugly/cast off is someone elses 'must have'??? It wouldn't do for us all to like exactly the same things!! That's what makes this craft so amazing!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin
    Quote Originally Posted by NancyG
    Well, I kinda like this fabric. Pretty colors!

    Me too.

    I've seen many of the more modern designs that (to me) are all similar and uninspiring. This one has character, lots of interest and the colors are fine.

    Why is it ugly to you (OP)?

    The colors are a weird pink and turquoise. And the design is sorta mutated...I don't know how to describe it. I kinda looks like pink & turquoise mud?

    I can't think of any fabric that I might have that would go with it.

    When I look at it I think "the 90's called and wants their fabric back!" LOL

    I guess you have to see it in person to get the real distaste for it! LOL

    I think it would be good for a S&W or OBW.

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    Wonder what that says about me, because I kind of like it...

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    I like it, too, but if it were here, I'd not get to use it in a quilt. Number four daughter would want a sundresss. I like the colors. If you don't do stack and whack, then forget the pattern and use it in 2" strips as a scrappy. Option 3, you seem to have acquired quite a bit of fabric. Sell that one on the board. I'm just starting that daughter's birthday quilt. That fabric would make a great addition for her.

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    I like it..it would be pretty as a block... :)

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