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Old 11-13-2017, 10:39 AM
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Hi my name is Brenda and I live in a beautiful part of Arkansas lake rivers you name it.
My problem is I want to make a quilt for grandson he is in to all kinds of sports but favors baseball. So I have a baseball panel and now I don't have a clue what to do because they are all different size of pictures. The secondary material I chose is baseball bats. Please let me know if you have any ideas.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:56 AM
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Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:35 AM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Some of the major fabric companies have free patterns to use with panels. Try Googling free fabric panel patterns and look for ones from Moda, Timeless Treasures etc.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:27 PM
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Hi Brenda welcome from NE Ohio.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:31 PM
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Welcome from Oklahoma.

Do you have a picture of the panel and the other fabric?
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:09 PM
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I have some panels I've purchased, but I haven't done anything with them yet, so I'm not much help. Welcome from the beautiful mountains of western NC.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:46 PM
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Sounds like it's one panel with several pictures you can cut out? You could work with it a few ways...

You could cut it out, border each piece, and put it back together the same way.

You could just leave the panel as a whole piece and put a border around it.

You could cut out each piece and put enough fabric around them to make them all the same size, even making them "wonky" within the larger blocks, then assemble them with or without sashing.

It would be easier with a photo of the actual panel (or a link to it on a website, or we can even track it down with the info on the selvedge).

And, welcome to the boards! The people here are incredibly helpful
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:47 PM
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This is a fun technique for making a quilt of a panel like you have described:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGt6_pWo6zs
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:31 PM
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Welcome from South Louisiana. Is this a pattern you would be interested in? http://www.fonsandporter.com/article...ll_theme_quilt
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Welcome from Central Florida! I use panels and add extra batting under just what I want to be more 3-D looking. It makes for a fantastic quilt! With panels like you described, I'd cut the pictures apart, frame them and use a sashing to make the quilt bigger. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it! Happy quilting!
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