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Thread: Made the wrong fabric choice

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    Junior Member yweinst's Avatar
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    Made the wrong fabric choice

    I debated and debated yesterday at the fabric store about two of my fabrics for a quilt I am working on, I didn't feel confident with the choice I made but bought the fabric anyway. I brought it home and started piecing my quilt and was really unhappy with the choices I made. I've decided to scrap those two fabrics before I do more work with the quilt. I've found better fabric choices on www.fabric.com. It is just so frustrating to buy the wrong fabric and to have to rebuy essentially.
    Yael

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    Look on the bright side: You are just adding it to your stash. Someday it will be the right fabric for that special project.

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    Another bright side: all the online fabric stores have great discounts at the moment - if you have to rebuy this is a pretty good time to do it!

    Alison

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    We've all done that. It's smart to change your mind about fabric EARLY in the project. Otherwise the quilt will never get done.

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    I know exactly what you mean!!! I will try to stay local where I can buy 1/2 yd time and make a practice block. Although, I do have enough material for my next quilt....sigh.....
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Don't blame yourself, sometimes different lighting can really change the fabric colour. As others have said, just add it to your stash for another project.

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    Good for you for realizing it wasn't working instead of sewing away. :-)

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    It happens to me all the time. More than once I have asked to take the fabric to a window or outside so I can see what it looks like in the sunlight. Usually the shop is okay with it - but once in a while some one will tell me they have the natural light and it won't change, but it does. My GFG has one set of flowers that look okay - but in the store the fabrics looked like a better match. No one really knows it but me - but frustrating just the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    Look on the bright side: You are just adding it to your stash. Someday it will be the right fabric for that special project.
    I love this reply, it's so true. lol
    Veronica

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    This is also why it is strongly suggested that you make a sample block before cutting all the fabric. What looks great on a bolt might not look so wonderful in a block. Don't feel frustrated, this is all part of the quilting process!
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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