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    Default Fabric prints with words

    I am creating a simple block quilt using some fabric squares that contain words. What are your thoughts on piecing my blocks together? Should I plan the layout so that the words always appear upright? Or would random placement (with some squares appearing upside down) be ok? Any suggestions with this type of print fabric would be great!
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    Default Re: Fabric prints with words

    I am working on a project with lots of 'word' prints also. I think it depends on what pattern you are using. I'm piecing 4-patches and then appliqueing something in the center. I don't care if my words go in all four directions because it looks scrappier that way. What pattern are you using?

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    I think it's up to you, no one way is right or wrong. If anyone on the Forum plans on going to a quilt show any time soon, maybe they could remember to look for a quilt like this and report back to us? Or else if you are able to take a photo we will tell you what we think.

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    I always wonder about this, one way prints, too. I finally decided that one usually views a quilt from many different directions on a bed or sofa so it shouldn't matter. If it is a wall hanging I might pay more attention to getting one way prints to go the correct way.

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    Thanks Claire!
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    Default Re: Fabric prints with words

    The pattern is Fat Quarter Fizz by FQ Shop. It looks fairly easy --I'm a beginner. MSQC just came out with a fun new fat quarter bundle "Home Sweet Cabin", and some of the fq's have lots of words on them (cabin, lodge, home sweet home, etc.) Since there are so many words I thought it would look funny upside down.
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    I like when they go in all different directions. And I agree, if a wall hanging, of course it may make a difference.
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    I'm currently making a bed quilt from three charm packs. Lots of the fabrics have words, though not all. I had planned to make sure the words always "faced up," but I'm finding that doing so severely limits my layout. I've learned to love having the words go in all different directions.
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    Default Re: Fabric prints with words

    I agree with Claire. Unless it's a wall hanging, the quilt will be viewed from many different angles. Personally, I think it's more interesting to let the words fall where they may.

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    Default Re: Fabric prints with words

    I've done a few falling charms quilts with fabric that has oriental faces, cartoonish animals, regular animals, etc. I always make those pieces all facing the same way up, wouldn't want that one kitty upside down. But again it depends on the pattern that you are doing, have fun with it, it's your choice.

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