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    Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

    I am looking for fabric that is the same or similar to the fabric in the photo I've attached. (Ignore the solid green and orange on the right.) It was purchased last summer on Oahu and used to make a quilt, however, we need more of at least one of these fabrics or something similar for the binding of the quilt.

    I've searched "Hawaiian fabric" and "tropical fabric" and the like but am not finding anything similar. Is there other search terminology I should use?

    If I don't find one of these, would it look okay to use a solid white? I think it would look okay, but a color might be better. Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

    If you cut the leftover fabrics into 2 1/2" strips would you have enough for a multi fabric binding?

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      #3
      Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

      MayinJerset, I was wondering about that. I have a bunch of chunks, so I'd have to piece quite a bit. I have a few longer pieces of white and the brighter green, but everything else is in 9" long blocks. I could connect three same pieces together to make a stretch of binding, for example, but I will have a lot of those and therefore, a lot of joins. Would that be distracting or look too busy?

      I hope that makes sense. I am new to quilting and still figuring out the lingo. Thanks!

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        #4
        Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

        I like the idea of the binding from your scraps. I have done that with success. I just try and make sure there is not a seam when I get to the corner - but it has happened and not really noticeable. Very pretty quilt - love the fabrics you used.
        ***Kathy***

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          #5
          Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

          Thanks klgls! I appreciate the vote. I'll give it a whirl!

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            #6
            Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

            I like the idea of sewing your leftovers into one long strip for the binding. You could also bind with a solid color that matches any in the quilt. Remember, the binding is only about 1/2 inch when finished. Your quilt is very nice and colorful.
            I am Sew Blessed!
            Alina

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              #7
              Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

              Google quilt shops in Hawaii to find the shop you visited. They may have some in the sale bin.
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                #8
                Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

                Check here....

                https://hawaiifabricmart.com/product...-print-fabric/
                pat.

                No rain....no rainbows!


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                If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!

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                  Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

                  Originally posted by kimrkb View Post
                  I am looking for fabric that is the same or similar to the fabric in the photo I've attached. (Ignore the solid green and orange on the right.) It was purchased last summer on Oahu and used to make a quilt, however, we need more of at least one of these fabrics or something similar for the binding of the quilt.

                  I've searched "Hawaiian fabric" and "tropical fabric" and the like but am not finding anything similar. Is there other search terminology I should use?

                  If I don't find one of these, would it look okay to use a solid white? I think it would look okay, but a color might be better. Thanks for the help!

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                  I live in Oahu i can get for you did you get at Fabricmart or Kimokee Dry Goods???
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                    #10
                    Re: Looking for Hawaiian / Tropical Fabric

                    Thank you, Sandy!! How sweet of you to offer. I did manage to make enough binding, though, out of the scraps I had left, so I don't think I will need any more fabric at this time. I should have though of that before I asked the question. I guess it didn't occur to me because I didn't think I had much fabric left, but it's amazing what one can make from scraps! I believe the fabric was purchased at Fabricmart if Aiea.

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