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Thread: taste changes

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    taste changes

    Do you find that over the years your taste in fabrics changes? I do. I used to like flowered fabrics, but now not so much. I used to like civil war reproduction fabrics, still do, but need to brighten them up somewhat. I didn't used to like batiks, but now I love them. Go figure.
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    Yes! I first bought calicos in soft or muted colors-thinking that's all quilts used. Also bought a bunch of white and cream for backing because again I thought those were the RULES! I would never have made many quilts if I had stuck to those beliefs. I love color and I love print or coordinating fabric for backing.
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    Yep, kind of frustrating really. As Joyce said above, a lot of my purchases were because i thought i was going by the rules!

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    My tastes in styles have changed, but my color preferences have been consistent. It helps that there are so many more fabric colors, patterns, and styles available now to spark ideas - back in the little tiny sprigged calico era it would have been hard to imagine a Convergence quilt, or a bargello!

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    My changed also and I gave away the fabric I no longer liked to a friend for her charity quilts. I also sew with fabric I love.

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    I used to really love the homespun plaids and anything rustic country. I still like them, although not as much. I really like brights, so I have a lot to choose from, and I also like some of the newer prints that are out now. I also now love batiks. And as said above, my color choices are about the same, just the type of patten has changed.

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    Sounds awfully familiar. Eventually I'll probably make the 1600 quilts out of those fabrics I used to love. They will make good gift or charity quilts.

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    Yes, taste in fabrics does change. I'm loving all the bright modern fabrics. I donate all those fabrics I'm no longer interested in. Does not make sense to hold on to them. If I don't like the fabric, the project will never get completed.

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    A good reason not to buy to buy too much that you might not like later
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    My problem in fabric is not the change in taste but those few pcs that I buy and then later on when I pull them I go "what the heck was I thinking when I got this.....lol) but still I never thought I would touch batiks and now I am on my third quilt this month and already my head planing for the fourth one....
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