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Thread: How do you decide on a pattern?

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    Super Member Naturalmama's Avatar
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    So you have a bunch of coordinating fabric that you've collected - how do you decide what to do with it?

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    I spend hours, usually, just looking at different quilts online, and usually something jumps out at me....or....there is always the ones I have been meaning to try....

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    If I don't have a pattern in mind I will put the fab's away. Generally I let the fabs tell me what they want. Sometimes I will run across a pattern that will be perfect for fabrics I have already. For about a year I had been collecting black, white and red without a pattern in mind then about 3 weeks ago I saw a pattern in a magazine and knew it was perfect for those fab's. Now if I could just find the time to work on it.

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    the color and scale of the fabric determines the design i'll use them in.

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    I only wish I would be inspired by the fabrics.
    I like your question Naturalmama.

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    I can't pick a pattern from the fabrics. I always pick a pattern and then go see what I have on hand.

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    I always make a small test block of the pattern and will do it in different colors. After words I sew those blocks into a quilt of many colors.

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    I spend more time finding a pattern then the actual cutting of the quilt. The fabric choice are themnext most time consuming. My DH tells me that nothing is worth the time it takes to get to the sewing part. I guess because I want it to be just right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue's quilting mama
    I spend hours, usually, just looking at different quilts online, and usually something jumps out at me....or....there is always the ones I have been meaning to try....
    Ditto this! After looking at everyone's pictures on here, I am full of ideas, then I use those ideas to create my own design.

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    Generally the fabric dictates what pattern, I tend to buy fabric when I like it,, stash it until I either see a pattern I like or an reason to make one.

    Rarely do I go in search of fabric, because I always seem to not be able to find what I want.

    I shop sales, & use coupons,, stocking up.

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