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Thread: How do you choose coordinating fabrics?

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    Super Member mimom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady
    I usually pull colors from my focus fabric
    I do the same, I have also just discovered that using black for a 1 to 1 1/2" inside border can really make it pop

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    I found this site a while back and its sooo much fun playing with the different colors.

    http://colorschemedesigner.com/

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    I buy from the same collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nana2Sew
    On the selvedge, there are coloured dots with numbers. I match fabric with these colours.
    I will have to try this, it sounds like it would make sense.
    Love your avatar, you must be a nice Irish girl.
    Is it you own pattern?

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    Sometimes I buy from same collection, other times I go with what looks good to me.

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    I choose the fabric that I like to see together. I aim for contrast not so much the color.

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    I've been trying to use fabrics from my stash if at all possible so I just start grabbing fabrics and place them next to each other till I find a combination I like. Then I have to put up all the ones that didn't quite work. Lol!

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    I will have to try this, it sounds like it would make sense.
    Love your avatar, you must be a nice Irish girl.
    Is it you own pattern?[/quote]
    Veronica....
    I'm Irish decent.......My avatar is clip art.......I wish it was a pattern......I would love to make it as a wallhanging.

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    This is one of my biggest challenges. I spend the most time looking through fabrics. I usually start with my own then check several stores to see who has something I like, but I can spend hours looking.

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    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who struggles with this. Thanks for all the great tips. I can match colors OK but it's deciding which prints go together.

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