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    Default Fabric suggestions for United States quilt

    Hi all. I have started a United States quilt pattern. I am trying to figure out specialty fabrics for each state. I know most people just use scraps, but I think it might be fun to do it all in fabrics that are some how associated with the different states... I have already made a few States from my stash ( Florida with flamingos,Georgia peaches, Wisconsin Green Bay packers,Iowa corn). I was wondering what fabrics would y'all suggest for your favorite States? Some states are easy, like Florida, but what about some of the others that aren't as well Known? Suggestions would be appreciated.
    P.s. I wouldn't mind paying a buck or 2 for a 6" square for small States or 10" for larger states if I can use it.
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    Saqqara

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    Hawaii is super easy. Hibiscus is the state flower. I can look If I have some. California poppies would be nice, or something Hollywood related.



    Lorie

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    Missouri Star

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    Bluebonnets for Texas. If you need a piece, let me know. I probably have some I can send you.

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    Vermont - maple syrup or fall foliage; state bird - hermit thrush; flower - red clover.
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    Missouri Star

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    Michigan : cars and/or the Mackinaw bridge.

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    Mountains for Colorado. Snow or mosquitos for Minnesota.

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    I can send Idaho potatoes and forest fabric for Oregon or Washington if you can use them. Also think I still have one of cowboys and beef cattle that looks like Oregon desert. I once did an Idaho state map of agricultural products by county for an Ag fund raiser.
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    New Mexico could be several things. Red and green chile peppers (state plant/food and question - Would you like red or green (on your food)?) Roadrunner, state bird. Many different Native American pueblos here, kachinas, kokopelli or Zia sun symbol would work.
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    Cotton bolls for Alabama.

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    Sunflowers for Kansas, if I had any I would send you some.

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