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Date: 4/22/13 4:13 PM

I didn't know that Moda made Nancy Drew fabrics. They are so cute! Of course, after the January release, there is hardly any left. But I managed to snag book cover panels, a yard of the book spines fabric, (well I think I did - must have been the last yard as I wanted to provide a link, but the shop isnt showing anymore. I hope I got it. Also, a yard of some red silhouette fabric . I'm still on the fence about a layer cake or charm pack - so expensive.

My sister and I both were big fans. She more than I, and our collection belonged to her. A couple of years back when we were cleaning out the outside storage room for Mom's pool (which was always damp) -- I found her collection.
They were ruined, and she was heartbroken. I plan to make her something cool from it. She's not into electronic readers, so maybe a book bag.

Apparently it was very popular. Not too much of the cutest fabric left, but you can find the panels, layer cakes and charms all over the place. Seems to be no more of certain designs though. Oh well, I'm glad I got what I did.

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Date: 4/22/13 5:12 PM

How cool! I didn't know this fabric existed. Every now and then I think of pulling out my three Nancy Drews and sitting down and reading them. I had quite a collection when I was about 9. A fond memory of curling up in a big yellow easy chair with a tone on tone print, fringe around the bottom, and wide arms--like what you would find in an old movie theater--and reading.

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Date: 4/22/13 5:34 PM

i loved nancy drew books, and i love the fabric. i just couldn't decide what to do with it, so i didn't get any. :(

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Date: 4/22/13 5:57 PM

Yes, the quilts I've seen aren't too inspiring. Perhaps a lap quilt to snuggle under while reading, but nothing big. I'm thinking a bag with one of the panels on one side, the book spines on the other, and use the red fabric as lining. I know I got too much for such a small project - a yard of each of the spines and the red and an entire panel of the book covers. Oh well, maybe someone at our ASG can use the rest.

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Date: 4/22/13 6:12 PM

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I didn't know that Moda made Nancy Drew fabrics. They are so cute! Of course, after the January release, there is hardly any left. But I managed to snag book cover panels, a yard of the book spines fabric, (well I think I did - must have been the last yard as I wanted to provide a link, but the shop isnt showing anymore. I hope I got it. Also, a yard of some red silhouette fabric . I'm still on the fence about a layer cake or charm pack - so expensive.



My sister and I both were big fans. She more than I, and our collection belonged to her. A couple of years back when we were cleaning out the outside storage room for Mom's pool (which was always damp) -- I found her collection.

They were ruined, and she was heartbroken. I plan to make her something cool from it. She's not into electronic readers, so maybe a book bag.



Apparently it was very popular. Not too much of the cutest fabric left, but you can find the panels, layer cakes and charms all over the place. Seems to be no more of certain designs though. Oh well, I'm glad I got what I did.

It looks like Fabric.com will be getting some of the fabrics back in stock end of April- early May.

I LOVE the idea of a lap quilt to snuggle under while reading!

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Date: 4/22/13 8:16 PM

Cute fabric! I made my daughter in 2nd or 3rd grade a Nancy Drew themed dress/jumper once- she was a fast reader, and had read most of them. I used the Nancy Drew 1930's style silhouette with the spy glass in hand, from more the solid blue 1930's version of the books covers or 1st print page, blown up a lot larger and machine appliqued that onto the front bodice, then took maybe 9 or 10 of the favorite book titles and then machine embroidered them (just feed dogs up ,built in alphabet style) in several rows all along the bottom of the dirndle skirt hem. That was a fun dress, and that was even with the lack of any real Nancy Drew fabric. But with Nancy printed Fabric too, you could really sort of combine all that stuff, and get a lot of interesting things going.
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Date: 4/22/13 8:23 PM

My LQS had a sample of the Yellow Brick Road pattern with this fabric. With some finagling, the book cover panels are equivalent to two blocks in that pattern. This was right before my birthday, so my brother got it for me. I'm nearly done assembling the top now.

The one fabric I loved but couldn't get was the blue on white toile. I'd have used it for the back if I could have found it in quantity anywhere. But I found some cute sherbet-colored prints that I'm using instead. They're appropriately retro. I'll try to remember to post pictures when I'm done. It's really an adorable collection.

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Date: 4/22/13 8:38 PM

Yes, the blue toile is impossible to find! Those are what was on the inside front and back covers? I'd have loved to get some of that too. Please do show off your quilt when you're done!
I emailed my sister, with links, and she went NUTS over it. She said that the Lilac Inn and Secret of the Old Clock were her favorites, without me even asking. I think everyone looks at that panel hoping their favorite one is there. What fun! So, now I know which panels to use!

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Date: 4/22/13 10:45 PM

Hi,
I found a site called Nancy Drew Sleuth which sells all sorts of Nancy Drew fabric including the toile I think that you are talking about. I haven't ever used the site but it has a huge selection of Nancy-themed fabric.
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Date: 4/22/13 11:20 PM

I guess they were the original endpapers. I never read them in their original bindings, I don't think. I know I had the reprints with the yellow spines and original artwork, but a lot of them I read first in plain library binding.

The toile with the white background was the one I wanted, but I couldn't find it anywhere by the time I went looking for backing fabric. I should also say, my quilt top is not exclusively from this collection. I've got several Patrick Lose fabrics in there too, all in bright, saturated colors. It may be the most colorful thing I've made since elementary school.

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