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What to do, what to do???

Old 02-14-2016, 10:38 AM
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Default What to do, what to do???

I need help!

I have two fabrics that I've been sitting on for years, the plaid is flannel (3.5 yds), the teal blue is a very fine wale, lightweight corduroy (2.5 yds). It wouldn't let me post a pic??

I've planned on making some sort of lap quilt/comforter but am stuck with my wheels spinning.

Any ideas? I'm open to anything but I do *not* want to add anymore fabrics, unless it's as a backing. I'm ok with piecing something. I'm also ok with doing the flannel on one side and the cord on the other.

Important to note: I refuse to machine quilt. I will be knotting. Or will hand quilting with a huge stitch work?

See? Baffled.
Thank you!!!
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:54 AM
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When I see this I see a rag quilt. the colors are so warm and cozy. Just something to snuggle under and not come out from under till Spring is here.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:58 AM
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Rag quilt is the first thing I thought of too. Beautiful colors.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:19 AM
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Rag quilt. Easy, and you would not need to buy any additional fabric.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:20 AM
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I'm not sure if the corduroy will rag. That would be worth a test.
How about a basic 2-patch, alternating squares of each fabric? They play so nicely together AND the piecing would be very basic.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:22 AM
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I was wondering if the corduroy would rag also, but I found some websites that mention using it in rag quilts with no problem. Here's one, but there are others: http://www.minneapolismqg.com/2012/0...-corduroy.html
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:25 AM
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My first thought was a darling vest! They are back in style and these colors would be perfect to wear. If that is too much garment sewing, a long neck scarf would be nice too to wear with your levis.

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Old 02-14-2016, 11:27 AM
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I have made rag quilts with flannel and corduroy, and the corduroy does rag - beautifully! This is what I would suggest too. I make my rag quilts with 3 layers of flannel, mixing in corduroy on top, and no batting. No need to sew an X through the squares since all the layers are caught in the piecing.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:29 AM
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Love your fabrics. Whatever you do it will turn out to be beautiful. Be sure to show us.
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:49 PM
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Have you looked at Pinterest? I can usually find lots of inspiration there and sometimes I just create my own pattern after looking at all the pictures. Your fabrics are so pretty and cozy looking that whatever you decide will be great.
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