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Old 05-21-2019, 12:51 PM
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You can send all of them to me and I'll give them a good home. I do appreciate that not everybody likes this type of fabric. Reminds me of the "good ole days" of the farming community so I love them. There is so much you can do with them the ideas just roll off me. Whatever you decide to do with them it will be a beautiful quilt and it may become one you really like when all is said and done. Good luck and Happy Sewing.

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Old 05-21-2019, 01:25 PM
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For future reference, small-scale floral prints are perfect for color wash quilts, and a quilter needs So many to create a color wash quilt, the idea being that one uses a print only once or twice. I have been collecting small-scale florals for years and still don't have enough.

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Old 05-21-2019, 05:44 PM
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OMG, i want them all. i think they are beautiful. But i agree with you, if the fabric is thin, it's not worth all the work using up 4 inch squares. lots of work to make a quilt out, and then it would wear out quickly.

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Old 05-22-2019, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
I'm betting if you posted them available for teh cost of postage, they'd get snapped up. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Even if they aren't beautiful, I'd cut them in to 1.5" squares and they'd be fine. Trust me, somebody who can't spend much would love them.
I was just gonna say iíd Take them! Iíll send the postage.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Libits View Post
If I made pin cushions out of all the squares I have, thereíd be enough for both Canada and the U.S. I'll look into the disappearing 9 patch and hope it lives true to itís name.

I have a pattern for wheelchair quilts, backed with flannel so they don't tend to slide off the lap. There is a had warmer pocket and a small pocket for change, room keys, etc. Make up a mess of those and donate them to a VA hospital or nursing home. When I make mine I do not cut the 5" squares, I just pair them up with a nice solid fabric.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:14 AM
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Like the others, I think they're pretty, and if nothing else, you could simply sew the the blocks together with a solid you don't want, and make donation quilts.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:21 AM
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They're not ugly at all - at least not for someone like myself who loves vintage 30's collections. Alternate them with white squares and you'll soon have baby quilts or lap quilts that someone would delight in receiving.
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I like them, too! LOL. I like Libits idea! That would be really pretty.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Libits View Post
How about blocks something like this? I have a lot of white fabric I bought when just learning so itís about the same poor quality as the squares. And the white would de-ugly some of the prints. And I could get rid of 8 squares in one block!

Yes, this style would be great!
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SillySusan View Post
Remember... beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Why not mix your busy-busy-busy squares with some nice quiet light solids and make some lap quilts for donations. I bet the recipients will love them and appreciate you for giving some cheer with all the flowers.

I agree with you. It must of been popular at one time.
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