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Thread: Suggestions Please

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    Suggestions Please

    I recently purhased a quilting pattern book called Link to the 1930's Making the Quilts We didn't inherit. I want to make this quilt as pictured with various patterns of feed sack materials, but not sure I want the backround to be white. Just thinking about yellowing and getting dirty maybe quicker then say another colour. So not being sure as to what other colour to use besides white I'd like to get some suggestions from you all. Looking forward to hearing your replies.
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    In the 30's there were some solid colors which were used often, and are now available as reproductions. Any of those which are pale would work, like pale yellow, green, or lavendar. I don't think I'd use anything in the medium value range, though, like the bubble gum pink or that medium blue which was popular in the 30's. That's a nice pattern. I like your choice. Have fun!

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    Black would make a beautiful and dramatic quilt. Or you could use a variation of any of the colors in the quilt. On my monitor I see a light teal which would be pretty or maybe a red etc.

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a pale green as your background fabric. Since the 1930's are mostly flower colours, the pale green would look like the background garden greenery? I would suggest beige but I think that would just make the quilt look soiled?

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    i agree with the pale green, yellow, lavendar..

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    I agree with Tartan about green for the background as long as it stays light and toned down, meaning not bright or minty green. You could also use the white in the blocks and make the border around the blocks in a toned down blue and the HST border with the white. Also have you thought about using a natural muslin as your background?
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    I love the title of the book you are using.

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    Natural muslin of a good quality with a high thread count might look nice, as was suggested. It would also be closer to the original look which you stated you liked.
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    I was thinking of muslin, too, or a bone color, which would tie in with the antique look.

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    The book actually suggests using muslin. I was asking the lady at the fabric store today about it and she said to make sure to pre wash as it does tend to shrink more so then cotten. Have any of you worked with muslin before? What do you all think of maybe a light grey colour instead of the white or do you think that would look too drab? All your suggestions are great so far thank you for taking the time to answer

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