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Thread: What would you do with this?

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    I was given this and I'm unsure what to do with it. I thought I'd make a rail fence by adding two or three coordinating fabrics.

    But what else? I have quite a lot of it.

    Ideas?

    a roll of floral fabric given to me
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    your fence rail idea sounds good, if you have enough you could also use it to bind the quilt. How wide is the strip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke
    your fence rail idea sounds good, if you have enough you could also use it to bind the quilt. How wide is the strip?
    2-1/4"

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    Use it for making string blocks, binding, scrappy blocks, crazy quilt blocks, trims, etc.

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    Wow, what fabric print - whatever it will be, it is going to be beautiful!

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    Is it suitable for OBW?

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    I thought OBW needed to be big pieces of fabric...at least squares. ?? I don't know, but I don't really care for OBW (at least not yet).

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    I think that using it in crazy blocks would be a great idea. I could even do a themed quilt by using this strips once in each block and using colors that coordinate as I use my scraps (which are many).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cctx.
    Use it for making string blocks, binding, scrappy blocks, crazy quilt blocks, trims, etc.
    Could also be sashing (it looks subtle enough)...very cool find..let us know what you decide.

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    Well, for sure I'll do a rail fence. I started cutting the coordinating colors today...but it is such an easy pattern...need to get busy!

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    I love that color lucky you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carron
    Is it suitable for OBW?
    I hate to sound stupid but what is OBW? :oops: :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by eashka
    Quote Originally Posted by Carron
    Is it suitable for OBW?
    I hate to sound stupid but what is OBW? :oops: :roll:
    One Block wonder. I think if you do a search for it on this board, you'll get the idea of what it is like.

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    Well,I think you have a lot of it.I would make a garden quilt with appliqued flowers,even if they were fused on.Then I'd use this for the sashings,and the binding.Would of course use colors to match.Maybe in solids.Lots of pastels.Now,that would be pretty.I would also add ecru lace around the edging of the border. Make it antique as I could.Also,you could make log cabins out of it,There is a lot of possibilities.It is very pretty fabric.Make a matching headband.That would make pretty head bands.Or do a string quilt.I think those roll things at quilt shops,are 2 1/2 inches.There are patterns for those I'm sure.

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    Why not log cabin, find a couple of colors that match and make a log cabin. I think that would be beautiful.

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    I have made rugs out of fabric on a roll like this, you may need to rip it in half.
    You could do the cording baskets also. Where you cover the cording and wind it up to be a basket.
    Have fun with it!

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    WOW!!! Lots of possibilities. Quilters are very creative so I'm sure you'll have lots of ideas. I like the rail fence idea. Then if you still have some left sashing for an applique quilt, some in a crazy quilt. Have fun.

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    I see ruffles!! I saw a quilt where a row of ruffles was stitched into one of the long piecing seams that ran the length of the quilt. Or you could put a ruffle on the edge. You would either have to serge one long edge or face it, maybe with a solid color picked from the floral.

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    I tend to prefer log cabins that use thinner logs, so I probably won't do a log cabin out of it, but the idea of the garden quilt using appliqued flowers...now that intrigues me. I'll think about it and see how much I have lefter after I finish the rail fence. I think I'll have plenty. There is a lot here.

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    Great sashing or binding...

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    Instead of OBW what about 4PP?

    Other possibilities would be D9P or D4P.

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    Sashing, binding or log cabin compliments...

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    Please show us what you make with it!

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    that is very pretty fabric, I would use it for strips to show it off. You could incorporate it into a log cabin

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    I would love to see a grandmothers fan, rotating the flowered strip with coordinating colors, then use the flower material for sashing! I think that is only because I really want to do a fan quilt but have way to many ongoing projects. That material is beautiful, having a little girl I am always partial to pink :-)

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