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Thread: Scrappy quilts - picking the fabric?

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    Super Member Ruby the Quilter's Avatar
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    I have a pattern for a scrappy quilt and need 10 fabrics. When you pick fabrics for your scrappy quilts do you try to coordinate the colors /patterns or just pick the first one you see?

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    I just use whatever fabrics I have.
    Once, I used only blue fabrics & it turned out pretty.

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    Watch tone only, then go for it!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Watch tone only, then go for it!!!!
    Thanks for this, because I have wondered this same thing..and, I am trying to quit being so "matchy-matchy"...

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    learning to just go for it and grab a fabric from the box

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    That's the main idea of a scrappy quilt .... using scraps .... just go for it!! :-)

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    I pay attention to nothing when doing a scrap quilt. Anything goes. Actually I love to throw the ugliest fabrics into my scrap quilts. I always love the results.

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    I love scrappy quilts and making them....however, I too, "choose" my fabrics....need to learn to go for it!

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    I do controlled scrappies and pick fabrics. More time consuming but more satisfying to me.

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    I use everything in the stash! My only "rule" is not to put like colors side by side.

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