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    The Guild President

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    Default Guild fabric is not always the best.

    I have found that most guild fabric is donation. A lot of times because people hate it or they gave up on a project or they bought too much and did not know what to do it with it. I think the fabric in this top falls under " I do not like this fabric for quilting" but they had cut out 274- 5" right triangles of blue and 146 of the white. . So this one took 144 of the white and 144 of the blue. I just hate wasting fabric so I decided to take it on. I will use the remaining blue triangles for another cross roads block to clean out my blue stash. Once again the border fabric has been in my stash so long that I do not remember ever buying it. I was about ready to shoot myself as I was trimming the 144 block to 4.5 inches but I refused to give up. Anyway here it is.


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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Guild fabric is not always the best.

    You did a very good job with it. I think the blue would have given me headaches.

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    Default Re: Guild fabric is not always the best.

    It looks great! I gave a bunch of fabric away and almost felt guilty that it was awful. lol But I hate to toss things out. There is a charity donation place down the street from me and there is a dumpster right next to the drop off door. I have a feeling most everything goes in it. It's all stuff people couldn't sell at garage sales.

    Anyway, it looks great!



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    Default Re: Guild fabric is not always the best.

    That looks really nice to me. What's not to like? Looks like it was a lot of work many many triangles but you made it work!

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    Default Re: Guild fabric is not always the best.

    Good job "ediane"... a gal after my heart... My house is like "the home for little wandering fabric and yarns"... people know just who to give it to because i just can't see it going to waste. There is always something to be done with it..
    This will look super all quilted and if you don't want to keep it, there are many charities that would love to have it)GB
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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Guild fabric is not always the best.

    GrammaBabs, we have a very active family connection organization in the area and they welcome all they can get. I recently donated 3 kings and 3 laps that were a little old and faded some. They gave them out to people that had lost their homes. I felt I did not need anymore quilts but still want to make more. The guild donates a lot to them also and to the local nursing home and family services

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    Default Re: Guild fabric is not always the best.

    Wow! I like this. If there were any left, I'd think about using the blue/white fabric as the neutral with a red print and make a RWB quilt that way. I love the way you're using up other's cast-offs for good works.

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    I am so glad you didn't give up. It is stunning. And, you didn't have to cut out the triangles.lol

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    I am so glad you stuck with this quilt! It turned out to be a beauty. Someone will be very happy to have it.

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    Default Re: Guild fabric is not always the best.

    When I first looked at it I thought it was crocheted lace. That is awesome!
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