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    Fabric shopping

    I visited my most favourite fabric shop on Monday - only get to visit once or twice a year. Anyway I saw this lovely fabric - 5 different patterns and threw a metre of each in my basket with no particular objective in mind. Now I can't work out a pattern for it - decided to make a quilt for the spare bed 78 x 78 inches. All ideas would be gratefully accepted.

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    What's the fabric?
    Blessings, DramaMama


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      I suppose it would have been helpful to show the fabric but I can't get the gang of uploading pictures! Will have my GS help me in a little while (when he gets up!!).

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        Okay, pics would be great. If not, is the fabric line and pattern on the selvage?
        Blessings, DramaMama


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          #5
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          Mary, If you do a search on "take 5 quilt patterns" you will find a lot. I know there are two books that were titled something like "Take 5" and "More Take 5". They were all quilts that used 5 different yards of material. But, if you don't mind doing a little math - or ask someone here to help with math - you could probably figure out the cuts without having to buy a pattern.
          If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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            #6
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            Okay DramaMama, 4 are from Benatex - all different collections and 1 is an unknown. The fabric shop doesn't always get full collections which is why it is so cheap - £5 per metre (39 inches long) with Christmas fabrics on offer at £4 per metre. However they do stock Kona solids so could go back and match up but didn't really want to buy more!!

            Sylvia, that's a good idea, will trawl through the internet and come back with my findings. Ask using my phone at the mo bcos GS is on the WiFi at present!!

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              #7
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              I made two quilts with 5-6 fabrics each (+ background) last year. Hope this helps.

              http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...puppyfish.html
              Preeti
              http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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                #8
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                Aha.. MaryUK, have you been to Scarborough??
                sigpic Christine.

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                  #9
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                  Hi Christine, that's where I am at the moment - will leave on Saturday. I take it you've been there yourself?

                  Preeti, will check out your blog - have been on before just to nosy at your work - amazing!!

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                    Hi Christine, that's where I am at the moment - will leave on Saturday. I take it you've been there yourself?

                    Preeti, will check out your blog - have been on before just to nosy at your work - amazing!!

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                      #11
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                      Preeti, that's a lovely use of a few fabrics, thanks. Will do a sketch to see how much fabric I need - clearly I will need some white or plain for the 5" squares.

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                        #12
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                        Mary, I was there at the begining of August, I would like to have another trip this year but I think it will be next summer. ☹️
                        sigpic Christine.

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                          #13
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                          Have decided to go back and get a couple of metres of solids to give me a larger choice quilting patterns.

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                            #14
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                            I love that shop Mary. Unfortunately we didn't holiday in Yorkshire this year so I haven't made my annual trip. My sister is heading to Scarborough in September though so hopefully she'll be able to go in and spend on my behalf........

                            You really do have to go at the beginning of your holiday so you have a chance to think about what you've bought and still have time to back to get more.
                            Last edited by Bouse; August 26, 2016, 05:43 AM.

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                              #15
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                              Hi Bouse, that's exactly what I've done. Have been back this morning and got a plain and yellow & white to go with the original fabric. And oops 10 metres of backing fabric feel into my basket - well at £2 per metre it would have been rude not to. Debenhams had 20% off knitwear so win win!

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