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Quilting: Picking Out Your Fabrics

September 17, 2007

Batiks.jpg How to pick out your own fabrics? This can be a challenge for most of us as there are so many choices. My favorite fabrics are batiks. Check out our site for a wide variety of Batiks.  

The choices are endless and no two pieces of the same fabric are the exact same. They make wonderful quilts and wall hangings sure to catch anyones eye. Remember this is going to be your quilt, and the choices are wholly up to you and it needs to be pleasing to you not necessarily to anyone else. Decide if you want the quilt or wall hanging to blend with a room's d├ęcor or do you want it to stand out and be seen.

For most of us the hardest part of beginning a project is picking out the fabrics to achieve you vision. Never be afraid to ask the help or opinion of the staff that work in the shops or to call customer service, as they are there to help and assist you. Larger chain stores that have a fabric department are less likely to have knowledgeable people working in that specific department but true quilting shops do have the personnel to assist you and are more than willing to help share their knowledge with you. If you still are having trouble one sure way to find something that works for you is to find a collection that you like. (Check out the Just Arrived section of the web site). With a collection you usually find not only a focus fabric, but also coordinates and blenders that all are in the same color hue so that they look great together. As your skill increases so will you ability to make color choices for your projects.

Kathy

ASST-red.jpg Side note from Tara: Check out our quilting assortments here and here, put together with Kathy's own hands.

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I was taken by Kathy;' comment that she is a mechandising agent....in other words You, dear Kathy, get to help pick out what Stephen sells here....

You are living my dream life!

What I hope heaven is....one giant fabric store


but not like JoAnn's or Wallmart....like the little mom and mom fabric stores from my childhood, where you walked in and SMELLED the fabric-not potpouree or candles or anything else-simply fabric.

I would imagine that this is how it smells at Fabric.com's warehouse....Yup......better than Chanell #5........

And, for the record, I pretty much think you guys are doing a bang up job with the fabrics you pick and sell.....I just wish I could buy more.....I told my honey all I ever want for the rest of my life is an ongoing gift certificate.....I hope he listened.....Christmas is a coming.....greedy little gus that I am.....

gollyhugs
dilu

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