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Thread: floral fabric

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    Junior Member lorraine43's Avatar
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    I wonder why the fabric manufacturers are not making the beautiful florals they were making 3 or 4 years ago? Everything seems to be so dark . I still have some in my stash !!! :cry: :thumbup:

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    You and me both, I look all the time for beautiful florals, I love the perinnials by Bernatex. Haven't gotten them yet. You can see them on Eleanor Burns website.

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    I guess it is all about trends, in fashion and fabrics. I like the brighter cleaner colors. One thing for certain if I need a certain color I can dye it myself or ask the board and someone will have just what I need:)

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    I wish I knew. I am trying to collect florals for one of the log cabin runners I have seen here on the board. I is slow going, but I have found some. I thinks it's all about fashion trends.

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    Fabric styles definitely go in cycles. I remember there was several years where decent blending yellows were hard to come by; now they are much more available. For a while there was no pretty cloud/blue sky choice; that passed. Reproductions have been big in the Hancocks of Paducah catalog until this past issue where they were down to a couple or three pages.
    Hang in there......it'll all come around again. :-)

    Jan in VA

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    Fashions come and go, the same as colors. That's why we have stashes, and friends on the board to swap when we need something that is out of style!

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    All those very pale florals are not missed by me. The so called "blended" quilts never spoke to me. I love contrast and bright flowers, bright anything. Nothing wrong with pastels by I want contrast so the pattern of the piecing shows up.

    Jane

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    Hmmm ... I'm seeing lots of new florals at my shop. Please don't ask me names/manufacturers - I rarely look at bolt ends.

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    I agree I used to like the florals and now I don't see too many that i do like.

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    This is the way we are able to date our quilts when we find the vintage ones. Different eras for different fabrics I suppose but I do love my bright happy colors and yes I love the florals too!!

    Billy

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