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Thread: Need color? Here is how to get it.

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    Need color? Here is how to get it.

    Hello,

    I have seen so many wonderful tutorials in this forum and I have learned to many great things thanks to the member's generosity that I wanted to give something back.

    I'm new to quilting, but I work as graphic designer making mostly covers for books. So I use a website to create a palette of colors for a cover.

    The same method can be applied to combining colors for fabrics. Here is how I do it.

    First I scan, take a photo or download a picture of the manufacturer's website of the fabric I want to work with.

    In this case, let's use this photo.

    Then, go to this website
    http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/

    Upload your picture and the website takes the colors of the picture and gives you back a palette with 3 options, light, medium and dark combinations, plus a complete color palette of your picture.

    This way you can find solids or prints that combine with your fabric.

    Thanks for reading.
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    Baby Lock Ellisimo-^-Baby Lock Ellageo-^-Brother PQ1500s-^-1947 Featherweight.
    Janome 19660-^-Baby Lock Serger-^-Singer Serger-^-Accuquilt Go & Brother ScannCut.

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    WOW Thanks so much for sharing that - it looks totally awesome. I actually tried one and was surprised with all of the choices. Saved to my Favorites and will definitely pass this on.

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    Thanks so much for sharing. It's a handy-dandy site! I've saved it to my favorites.
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    Thanks so much for sharing this site. A very useful tool to have.
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    Thank you I know for sure I'll be using this website!

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    Great site, have saved it. Thank you

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    wow! thanks for sharing.

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    awesome saved to my favorites also. Thanks so much for sharing

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    Very interesting~not one orange in either of the three palettes and I would have included orange if I were looking for a combination to go with the fabric. hmmmm.

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    You just became my hero. I have such trouble with color ~ thank you so very much!

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    That's amazing! I've been sorting out fabrics by color and sometimes I just stare at one and wonder what color it is! This will be very helpful.

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    This is a great site! Thanks for sharing. Cannot wait to try this approach!

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    What a great site. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    That's an awesome site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl View Post
    Very interesting~not one orange in either of the three palettes and I would have included orange if I were looking for a combination to go with the fabric. hmmmm.
    There is orange in the complete colot palette.

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Color selection seems to be a big challenge for me. Life will be much easier now!!!

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    What a great idea/site! Thank you!
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    This is fantastic! Bookmarking this site right now!

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    This is a keeper for sure. Thank you for shareing.

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    Thanks for a wonderful site! I imagine we'll all be using it and be the better for it!

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    What a great site. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Thanks so much for posting this! This would also be great for finding paint to go with a home decorating inspiration piece or fabric.
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    Wow, this is awesome! I'm thinking of painting my sewing room and wanted to match it to a picture I painted and I now have a lot of options.
    :-)
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    Thanks for sharing.....

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    I will certainly be using this site. Thank you so much for sharing since coordinating colors is a long and arduous task for me. Hoping this will cut the time it takes me to arrive at the color combinations I like.
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