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Thread: Which comes first...the fabrics or the pattern?

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    My stash is growing weekly. (When I bring home new fabric or receive it in the mail it feels like I ate chocolate!!). I Have downloaded lots of patterns and have so many books but I am getting confused about what fabrics should go with what patterns. How do you all figure this out?

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    Which one calls out to be used in a quilt! I call it my inspritation fabric and pull colors from there.

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    Ps... I am not hiding... I don't know how to edit my profile!

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    Click on My Profile at the top of this page. Easy from there.

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    I bundle them together. If I have a pattern I want to make I put it and all the fabric I have for it to date in an extra large zip lock bag.

    Cuts down on confusion!

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    But when you want to use the fabrics how do you choose the "right" pattern? I am getting overwhelmed by the choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharBear
    I bundle them together. If I have a pattern I want to make I put it and all the fabric I have for it to date in an extra large zip lock bag.

    Cuts down on confusion!
    Smart

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    Hello. Go my 'My Profile' at the top of the page, open it and way down on the page is your location. You can change it there. You may have to save changes.

    I have to know who I'm making a quilt for, choose the feature fabric that suits that person , then find a pattern and back up fabrics.

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    I have alot of patterns and a very little stash. So I will find a pattern and than find the fabric that goes with it. Because of how small my stash is I normaly have to go out and get it. I only buy what I need for a project with only a small amount of extra for mistakes. The rare time I don't mess things up cutting it out, I have stash builder. Normaly only 1/4 or 1/2 yard. So you see why I have to buy as I go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rn8or
    My stash is growing weekly. (When I bring home new fabric or receive it in the mail it feels like I ate chocolate!!). I Have downloaded lots of patterns and have so many books but I am getting confused about what fabrics should go with what patterns. How do you all figure this out?

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    Should I use a regular computer instead of my ipad to do profile stuff?

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