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« on: June 15, 2010 11:56:54 AM »

I would love to experiment with a few different blocks and I "need" a quilt for my queen sized bed so I'm thinking about making a sampler type quilt. I don't know which block I'll be making yet (probably decide as I go along depending one success Tongue)

I was thinking of 4 fabrics maybe 1 light 2 medium 1 dark?

Have any of you made something similar? I'd love any information you can give on that subject

Many thanks Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010 12:20:48 PM »

It really depends on your tastes and the different patterns/blocks you want to make. That being said, check out your local library or bookstore for books that are specifically about using just a few different fabrics in a whole quilt. I think there's one book called "Take Five" or something similar that's full of quilt patterns using only five fabrics. Good luck and remember to post pictures when you're done!
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010 07:58:18 PM »

If you use quilterscache.com to choose your blocks, each block pattern has yardage requirements for that block.  Then just buy slightly more fabric than the total of all your blocks plus sashing, borders, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010 10:58:55 PM »

Oh wow thanks,

I think I'll try both before I get anything.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010 09:36:59 PM »

There are quite a few sampler quilt-a-longs that you could look at.

Pinwheel sampler with 'ps i quilt'

amanda jean (crazymomquilts) has great quilt-a-longs.  check out the side bar at her blog!
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