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Thread: What to do with this Beautiful Fabric?

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    My mom bought this kit "Bling" for me for my birthday. There is about 15 yards of beautiful batik fabric. The problem, the company didn't send the templates along with. After contacting the company they sent paper templates with no instructions as to how to put this together. They said for another $25 I could purchase the additional instructions, but I don't think that's too fair after paying $160 for the kit. Any suggestions on a pattern to make with this material??
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    Pretty fabric--and no instructions :shock: :roll: . Kits around here usually have fabric included.

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    I saw a beautiful braided quilt done with bright colors like this.

    can'tbelieve you paid this price and no pattern

    good luck
    live2quilt

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    That fabric is beautiful. Did it come with a picture, that you could post?

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    OOOH OOOH OOOH!!! You could give it to me!!! LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

    It's absolutely beautiful. Whatever you do with it will be stunning. Maybe a New York Beauty or Mariners Compass. (Those are just a couple I want to tackle someday)

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    Here is the link to the info on the quilt hon. It was in the McCall Quilt magazine ...

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...&Item_ID=21810

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Here is the link to the info on the quilt hon. It was in the McCall Quilt magazine ...

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...&Item_ID=21810
    That's awesome. It looks like they put strips together and cut them on a 45 degree angle. WOW! I can see why you bought the kit. BEAUTIFUL. There's just something about batiks that makes my heart flutter. LOL :) :) :)

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    Gorgeous fabrics!! I don't understand how they can sell a kit without instructions. If it's only fabric, wouldn't it just be a fabric bundle or something like that. I would definitely complain. That's alot of money for no instructions. I hope you find a great pattern to show off that fabric!

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    very pretty fabric :)

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    Here's a picture of the pattern - diamonds inside of diamonds, not done with strips as the other one suggests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    Gorgeous fabrics!! I don't understand how they can sell a kit without instructions. If it's only fabric, wouldn't it just be a fabric bundle or something like that. I would definitely complain. That's alot of money for no instructions. I hope you find a great pattern to show off that fabric!
    Thank you! I was hoping someone here would have a suggestion as to what pattern I could use with it. :D :D

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    that is a beautiful pattern!!
    I would have to suck it up and order the instructions at 25.00 I for one think it would be worth it,and you would always have the pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzic46
    Here's a picture of the pattern - diamonds inside of diamonds, not done with strips as the other one suggests.
    OOOHAAAH! That's even prettier. I would call and complain. That was a lot of money for them not to sent the pattern with the kit. You paid for the WHOLE thing. Not just the fabric. But, whatever you decide to do with the fabric, it will be beautiful. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    that is a beautiful pattern!!
    I would have to suck it up and order the instructions at 25.00 I for one think it would be worth it,and you would always have the pattern.
    I'm sure I'll break down and order the instructions, just needed to vent a little. I can't think of any other pattern to use, been searching the internet and can't come up with much of anything striking.

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    I have no idea but they are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2quilt
    I saw a beautiful braided quilt done with bright colors like this.

    can'tbelieve you paid this price and no pattern

    good luck
    live2quilt
    Here's the link to a braided quilt on the board.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/23220.page

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    OOOH OOOH OOOH!!! You could give it to me!!! LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

    It's absolutely beautiful. Whatever you do with it will be stunning. Maybe a New York Beauty or Mariners Compass. (Those are just a couple I want to tackle someday)
    I agree with a Mariners Compass, it would be stunning in those colours..good call joey!

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    suzic46 - I was just looking through the current issue (October/November) of Quilter's Home Magazine and thought of you immediately!!

    There are two patterns that I think would work with your fabric! One is called Dandelion Wine and the other Batik Cascade.

    If you're interested, let me know, after I'm finished reading the magazine, I can send it to you. :D


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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    Quote Originally Posted by live2quilt
    I saw a beautiful braided quilt done with bright colors like this.

    can'tbelieve you paid this price and no pattern

    good luck
    live2quilt
    Here's the link to a braided quilt on the board.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/23220.page
    I can send you the pattern for the braid if you need it. It would probably even work for any scraps you have left after your diamond top is completed

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    Gorgeous fabrics and first thing that came to my mind was "Bargello" ;)

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    That fabric is FANTASTIC!! :D I just
    love all of the bright colors. I too,
    think you definately need to get the
    pattern!! It should have come with it.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Here is the link to the info on the quilt hon. It was in the McCall Quilt magazine ...

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...&Item_ID=21810
    Suzi, just got back from this link. It's awesome. Your mom paid way over what this site is charging for the same thing. These are some awesome fabrics for sure! Can't wait to see what you make :wink:

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    My instructions>>>>>>> package up and send back ,get a refund and purchase it from a company that offers instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzic46
    Here's a picture of the pattern - diamonds inside of diamonds, not done with strips as the other one suggests.
    I'm not an expert (that would be the understatement of the century), but isn't this just essentially a trip around the world sort of, but on point?? Some are the batik squares, some are the black squares, and some are a batik square with a black border. Wouldn't you just cut the squares, assemble the bordered ones, then put it together row by row with the triangle ends to make it on point?

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    I saw a great bow tie quilt with brights and black. The ties were done in super bright colors with the off corners being black. It was laid out on the diagonal in different colored rows. It looked awesome when it was finished.

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