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« on: May 25, 2010 08:05:14 AM »

I lucked up on some plaid fabric from the early 70's 7 prints about a yard each; manly man colors.

I want to make a quilt for my dad and or brother with them. I need pattern ideas that would work with plaid. something simple i am stilla newbie sort of.

ps can you believe these fabric came from kmart when they sold fabric?Huh?? They still had the sales ticket from when the lady bought them!



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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010 06:35:25 PM »

I think this would look great with plaids:

This is really pretty too and would probably be pretty easy to replicate:

This looks like a stack and whack - but cool grandpa story!

Or a simple four square/one square:

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010 07:38:14 PM »

my fav quilt right now  is plaid friendship stars on a cream back ground sashed with grey.

i also have made a roman stripe with plaid.   and a disappearing nine patch.  i love love love plaid....

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010 09:39:59 PM »

I was thinking Rail fence which to me always looks like a real manly quilt!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010 09:33:13 AM »

Why not practice your skills or learn some in the process? Start off with some simple 4 or 9 patches.. make some rails.. make some stars and then put them all together Cheesy
Just do a few of each so that it doesn't look quite so samplerish if you know what I mean?   I know, a lot of people love the whole sampler look but I'm just not in that category. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010 10:39:32 AM »

I think plaid is well suited to a rail fence quilt, too! 

I think a 9-patch would look awesome with plaids, too.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010 12:39:32 PM »

Are there lighter & darker fabrics or are they all about the same value?

I really like this pattern: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2009/10/finished-plaid-quilt-and-other-random.html

And I'll give you a hint for making it.  You just cut squares... maybe 5" or 6" or whatever you like... then match them up, pin them, use a ruler to draw a line through the middle.  Then you just sew a seem 1/4" away from the line on either side.  Cut along the line and there you go - two half square triangles for the price of one!  Easy peasy.

If you don't have a variety of lights & darks, I would recommend buying maybe one other coordinating fabric, maybe a solid or maybe a low-contrast plaid, then do a 9 patch or striped quilt.


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