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Thread: What can I do with this material?

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    This material caught my eye @ Walmart (I know, I know) it WAS clearance tho, so I thought I could come up with something fun to do.
    Well its been 2 days and I cannot figure out how to use it.
    any ideas?? I have 2 yrds.
    There is all 50 states w/there bird
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    small fussy cut centers for a simple square? Or it would make a beautiful back

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    I have a bird-watcher friend, who has a nature blog! I would make a quilt for her in a second! Wanna sell it? Let me know please!!

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    How about using them as a snowball block with alternating nine patches.

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    Tricky to fussy-cut them but I think they'd be terrific for a wonky-style log cabin - coordinating or contrasting color bars around each would really make them pop.

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    I saw this in a quilt It might have been on here or in a magazine they used it as a center panel and fussy cut some for around the panel. sorry that is so vague.

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    Don't apologize for shopping at Walmart for fabric. I do it anytime I'm in a Walmart that has fabric. Just got some fabric for a quilt for my 11 year old grandson from WM and he is crazy about it.

    I've seen this fabric, too, and like it. Just have no idea how I would use it, so left it on the shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I saw this in a quilt It might have been on here or in a magazine they used it as a center panel and fussy cut some for around the panel. sorry that is so vague.
    I was thinking something simular, but i am a very visual person (probably why I am on here 2hrs a days oooggling everyone elses quilts)
    I'd love to see it used, than tweek it to my style . . I will keep searching.
    thanks

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    just have fun sewing what ever you do

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    I bought that very same picture and made a throw quilt and my sister liked it so I gave it to her. It was my very first quilt. I will try to post a picture. Patricia
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    I bought this same fabric and made a throw quilt for and my sister liked it so much that I gave it to her. She keeps it on the back of her sofe in her den. Pat

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    That turned out so pretty....

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    I will buy it from you and then you will not have to worry about what to do with it. ha ha

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    I think this is a great idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by kittenquilts
    How about using them as a snowball block with alternating nine patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia48
    I bought that very same picture and made a throw quilt and my sister liked it so I gave it to her. It was my very first quilt. I will try to post a picture. Patricia

    Your quilt is very pretty Patricia48. I love the matching solids. It really is neat material I wish they had had more, I bought the end of the bolt or I'da offered to go get more for ppl interested.
    Thanks all for the ideas.

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    Well, I guess you'll just have to make a map of the US and put the appropriate one in each state. Add the state flag and there ya go. You're own tribute to the US. Maybe turn it into a gift for a returning veteran. California thanks you, Oregon thanks you, Idaho thanks you etc... That could be fun and inspiring at the same time.

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    You can fussy cut the birds and put them into a cathedral window pattern.. well thats what I saw first when I looked at it..

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    I saw a quilt at my last quilt guild where they used a yard and a half of fabric as the center of the quilt. They didn't cut it at all, but added fabric blocks around the edges.

    If you did something like this, you wouldn't lose any of the states.

    Here is a picture of the quilt.
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    I'd fussy cut them, put them on squares on point, and add sashing. That way they appear to be at an angle, but really aren't and draw attention. Just a thought.

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    Yes, backing came to my mind but 2 yards is not enough. A border maybe or the center of a square in a square. I like that fabric too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KandiKane
    You can fussy cut the birds and put them into a cathedral window pattern.. well thats what I saw first when I looked at it..
    Now that sounds pretty but a lot of work.

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