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    I'm not a polka dot person. Polka dots give me creative block big time. Going through my scraps and stash I've found more polka dots then I ever thought I could possibly have.

    I need ideas of what to do with them. I mostly have pastel or slight darker shades in all sizes, small, med and med large. I have to find something to make with them and that's difficult when you just aren't a polka dot person. Any ideas??? Are there any designs or projects where you can get the various colors and sizes play nice together???

    Inquiring anti polka dot minds want to know!!! It's going to be my project for after the holidays

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    How about some simple 9 patches... then you could say you put the round pegs in the square holes
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    Can't help.....I love polka dots!
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    I have the grunge polka dots layer cake. I am making a little monster quilt for my 2 mo old GS using the LC for a base and flipping some over to backsides (which look mostly solid) to cut out the applique monsters. You could also sew pieces in rows and make a wide strip of polka dots for a quilt back. Some polka dots are harder to use if they are neon colors and dots are white, those are not my favorite ones, I like the color on color bc they are not so in your face, if that makes sense. Good luck.

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    I love polka dots and try to add some to every quilt, mostly pin dots. I think they add a lot of interest, especially in baby quilts. I made one with only dots by putting 4 squares together and cutting circles from the 4 patches, then appliqueing onto white back ground squares. I quilted it with circles inside of circles. Really was adorable and got rave reviews from a circle loving Grandma.

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    I had to grin big when I read this. I have sooo many dots! I have them from making childrens clothes. I have yet to translate them to quilts though. I do remember looking around a long time ago. I'll see if I saved any on me Pinterest pages.



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    I did save a couple! This is the ultimate way to use up those dots


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    Hulamoon, , that is a very "happy looking quilt" That should give Carlie at least a starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPH View Post
    How about some simple 9 patches... then you could say you put the round pegs in the square holes
    This make me lol!

    How about an Irish chain? Or alternate the polka dots with white or a solid color. I think polka dots are happy looking.

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    Minnie Mouse Sue!
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