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Thread: What to do with them? Need some input, please.

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    Senior Member CindyinNY's Avatar
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    I have these two fabrics and I don't know what kind of quilt to make with them.
    The first one looks and feels like fleece but the back side is a weave of some kind, so it needs to be covered.
    The second one (Ducks) I think is just too cute to cut up or am I wrong about that?
    I'm still so new to quilting, thought maybe you all could guide me a bit. TIA

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    Ducks r soooo cute!! Can't really see first

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    Why not make the ducks into little fussy cut squares with borders around them, and use your other fabric for a backing on a baby quilt?

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    I'd cut the ducks into 8" squares, then make some 9 patch blocks with 3" squares in pastel aqua, yellow, pink and little duck squares. Put those together in an alternating pattern and use the soft fabric for the backing.

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    I thought about the "fussy cut" but they are so close together, wouldn't that ruin the print?

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    Sorry , I cant see the first one well enough. but the second one is just soooooo cute. Would be cute in any quilt pattern

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    I posted two new pics of the fleece fabric.

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    I think the ducks would be darling made into a table runner or pieced table cloth and used for a bright spring decor element. I would back a baby quilt in the bear fabric, which looks very soft. I use most fabrics that I don't really know what to do with as backings. A quilter can never have too many backing fabrics since you need such large chunks of fabric for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I'd cut the ducks into 8" squares, then make some 9 patch blocks with 3" squares in pastel aqua, yellow, pink and little duck squares. Put those together in an alternating pattern and use the soft fabric for the backing.
    I agree.

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    I think I would choose colors to make a top for the cute duck fabric and then to get the full benefit of the cute ducks use it as a backing. That way you don't have to cut into it. Or use some on front but leave enough of it for a backing!

    The fleecy one would definitely be a cute backing or as a whole cloth quilt on front and use flannel for a backing.

    Both are darling pieces for babies! Will be anxious to see what you come up with for them.

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    I think the fleece like one is poly-flannel. As others have stated, use it as a quilt back-when cut it tends to curl a little on the edges. The ducks are adorable but cut into larger squares would still keep the look.

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    How about something like a Quilt for Kids quilt.
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    Have you had these fabrics for awhile? I wonder if the 'fleece like' fabric might be what I call robe velour. I can't find it anymore.

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    Can you believe it?!?!?! I just went to the Quilt for kids site and saw this! :lol:
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    Sorry double posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt1950
    Have you had these fabrics for awhile? I wonder if the 'fleece like' fabric might be what I call robe velour. I can't find it anymore.
    I've had the fleece fabric for a long time, don't remember where or when I got it. I don't think you could use it for a robe unless you lined it.
    The duck fabric, I just purchased a month or two ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I'd cut the ducks into 8" squares, then make some 9 patch blocks with 3" squares in pastel aqua, yellow, pink and little duck squares. Put those together in an alternating pattern and use the soft fabric for the backing.
    I also agree with this design. I studied the duck fabric, and I believe that you could fussy cut the ducks to make a nice square. This would make a great baby blanket. Just a thought :-)

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    The guest speaker at Bluebonnet Quilt Guild last night was Minay Sirois, http://www.minay.sirois.com/ she does large all over prints into really cool quilts. Your ducks would work very well. Check out her site, she shows lots and lots of her quilts for ideas. Some patterns are also available. Made me want to go thru the stash for large prints for my next project.

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    Ducks could be used as a pillowcase.

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    Recently I saw a quilt using this pattern & the square was fish, I'm sure your duckies would look fantastic in it too. Scroll down to find the BQ pattern.
    http://mapleislandquilts.com/quiltpatterns.asp

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    Sometimes I use a Warm Wishes kind of pattern for large prints...only I use five strip blocks between. I'll attach a photo.
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    I love the ducks and would save it for the backing on a quilt .. IMHO

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    The duckies are the same fabric I made one of our shower curtains and curtain for one of our bathrooms out of. Fell in love with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyinNY
    Can you believe it?!?!?! I just went to the Quilt for kids site and saw this! :lol:
    Beautiful. Just what I was thinking - using bigger pieces in your quilt.

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    The duck fabric is so cute. I think I would treat it like a pre-printed panel and just put a yellow border on it. I would then sew around the ducks to quilt it.

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