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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattee
    I'm just curious not just about the fabrics people do like, but those they don't. There's tons of things I like. I'm particularly partial to Civil War reproductions and relatively dark or muted fabrics, like Thimbleberries. I might be the only person on the planet, though (please don't yell at me) that doesn't like Batiks. I know it's uncommon, but I just really don't like them. It's one thing if they're used for a pictoral scene - needing something to look like the sky, for example, but just a traditional quilt using batiks? I'm just not a fan of that fabric. I've never bought any, and doubt I ever will. Am I alone?

    What about everyone else? Anything you don't like? Batiks? Civil War repro? 30's? solids? Do you like everything, especially if it's on sale?
    I don't like plaids. They do absolutely nothing for me. Same with dark colors. I will use them for accent or borders if necessary.

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    So here's the reverse - I really don't care for Civil War - too drab and muddy looking!! Although since this year I joined a Civil War tribute club and now have a greater appreciation for the era fabric - love my brights and batiks (of course, if the fabric it to my liking I'll buy it because I like it!). So, if the fabric fits - buy it!!! :lol:

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    For some reason Hawaiian prints do not appeal to me at all.

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    I don't care for the 30s prints or any kind of tiny flower print. Those are like "Gramma" fabrics to me. I am a Gramma but my mind refuses to be old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Kind of odd maybe but I do like looking at the new contemporary prints made into quilts but I do not like to buy the prints to use for my own quilts. I am also not big on white. Now what is strange is that I love Hawaiian prints.
    Our daughter came back from Hawaii with yards of Hawaiin prints she said should go together. She's a graphic designer and knows her way around a color wheel. I was having a hard time deciding how to use these prints, then discovered stack and whack, and esp stack and whack 4 posie. I'll try that as soon as I get up the nerve. I'm so nervous about treading unknow territory it's ridiculous!

    Batiks are lovely. Just keep a sharp needle to sew them. Also any fabric that holds a wrinkle when bunched together is one I stay away from if I can.

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    You will love the Hawaiian prints for your Posey quilt. The bigger the better. I made a Stack and Whack out of some and it came out beautiful. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattee
    I'm just curious not just about the fabrics people do like, but those they don't. There's tons of things I like. I'm particularly partial to Civil War reproductions and relatively dark or muted fabrics, like Thimbleberries. I might be the only person on the planet, though (please don't yell at me) that doesn't like Batiks. I know it's uncommon, but I just really don't like them. It's one thing if they're used for a pictoral scene - needing something to look like the sky, for example, but just a traditional quilt using batiks? I'm just not a fan of that fabric. I've never bought any, and doubt I ever will. Am I alone?
    What about everyone else? Anything you don't like? Batiks? Civil War repro? 30's? solids? Do you like everything, especially if it's on sale?
    I don't really care for Batiks either. My Sister loves them. She sticks more to the muted colors. (I call them boring) I like the bright slap you in the face colors! :lol:

    Oh yeah? Then maybe you'll get all that bright funky orange outta my house!!!

    :twisted: :twisted:

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    I don't like big bold prints
    I love fall/earthtone colors, and Patriotic fabrics, nothing with glitter or gold

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    started this reply and then made a booboo and lost it..so it may appear not complete..at any rate bought some cival war fab to make fire-fighter granddaughter a yo yo table runner it was a hit as her whole house is of that style..

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    Well, we certainly are opposites! That's okay, though, that is the best thing about quilting...plenty of room for a variety of tastes. Batiks are my favorite but I will tell you that was not always so. When they first started coming out I really didn't care for them. At the time I was subscribed to Pincushions "Sweet Treat" program. One month they sent me batiks and I immediately proceeded to swap tham with a dear friend who loved them. Then they sent me another pack of batiks and all of a sudden I was in love with them! Go figure. I also love anything glitzy with gold or silver accents and Orientals. I almost hate Thimbleberries (too greyed for me) but have friends who love them. Use very few solids (maybe black for a 1/2" border occasionally). And I think I overdosed on WOWs a few years back.

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    I enjoy looking at most everything as each has a time and place and have even bought a few things I did not really care for as it looked good with the rest I had chosen.
    However, years ago...I did buy some feed sacks that at the time I just knew I would love. Never used them, never will. I just have 8 of those suckers taking up space. What a waste of my money when I could have bought new fabric that would have been used.

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    I really like most fabrics - I have worked a lot with Civil War reproductions and they have grown on me, but I also like 30's and batiks. I depends on the project and who is for.

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    I'm not crazy about prints with white or light backgrounds. At this point, I don't see me using them in any quilt I make.

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    Jinny Beyer or anything that looks like her stuff
    cute fabric
    country looking, but love folk fabric

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    Ok, for some reason I just can't stand Kona solids. It seems everyone raves about them. I just hate the way they feel. Would rather use Moda Marbles for a certain color.

    I love Batiks and loud colors. The brighter the better :-)

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    I REALLY don't like the 30's stuff.

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    really really really don't like batiks at all. did I say really . they look old, faded ,wrinkled just plain ugly to me.

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    I don't care to much for the Civil war fabrics, to me they are to dark, but I do love the 1930's, and some batiks not very many though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattee
    Ok, this is probably a stupid question, but until reading this thread (and thank you all for your responses!), I did not realize that Amy Butler's fabrics are retro. What era are they from?
    I thought they were a spin off from the 1970 but I grew up in Europe during that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackkip
    Ok, for some reason I just can't stand Kona solids. It seems everyone raves about them. I just hate the way they feel. :-)
    I do like the colors but also do not like the feel. Too rough and a bit heavy for piecing or applique.

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    Oh yeah? Then maybe you'll get all that bright funky orange outta my house!!!

    :twisted: :twisted:[/quote]

    I love orange! Maybe there is something we can trade for. I have about 6 yards of farm fabric with animals and all or maybe something else?

    LOL Look at my avatar. Even my poor kids can't escape my love for orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cizzors
    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattee
    I'm just curious not just about the fabrics people do like, but those they don't. There's tons of things I like. I'm particularly partial to Civil War reproductions and relatively dark or muted fabrics, like Thimbleberries. I might be the only person on the planet, though (please don't yell at me) that doesn't like Batiks. I know it's uncommon, but I just really don't like them. It's one thing if they're used for a pictoral scene - needing something to look like the sky, for example, but just a traditional quilt using batiks? I'm just not a fan of that fabric. I've never bought any, and doubt I ever will. Am I alone?
    What about everyone else? Anything you don't like? Batiks? Civil War repro? 30's? solids? Do you like everything, especially if it's on sale?















































































































































































































    I don't really care for Batiks either. My Sister loves them. She sticks more to the muted colors. (I call them boring) I like the bright slap you in the face colors! :lol:

    Oh yeah? Then maybe you'll get all that bright funky orange outta my house!!!

    :twisted: :twisted:

    Ummm No! It adds some color to your life. :lol:

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    I don't like color combinations that are muddy. For instance - the Robert Kaufman Chirp line has cute patterns but flat colors.

    I prefer colors that pop - along the lines of Laurel Burch's designs.

    I like some batiks, but not others - again, back to muddy/murky/flat colors and color combinations.

    Cheers, K

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    There's a time and place for each design, but I'm getting a little tired of the pink/brown/turqoise combo.

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    When I started quilting I didn't like 30s fabric. Joined a block of the month that was 30s print. Now I love it. Enjoy batiks and pastels. Don't like Civil war or dark , but I have used then in quilts for male relatives. When I make a quilt for me, it is all pastels. Can't imagine making a Thimbelberries quilt. that being said, I might change my mind sometime.

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