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Thread: Any new trends in your stash this year?

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    Smile Any new trends in your stash this year?

    Have you gone modern?

    Or do you prefer traditional prints?

    Are you going back to basics & solids?

    Added more batiks?

    Have you bought anything "out of character" (for you)?

    Tell us what's coming through your door this year! Especially if it's different than what you added last year.

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    I haven't really gone that way but would love to add some civil war prints to my stash, or some reproduction calico prints.
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    My stash seems to have larger pieces this year. I found I wasn't buying quite enough of my favorite fabrics. Batiks are new to me so I'm stocking up on them.

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    I'm working on choosing larger florals.
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    Been buying various prints in sets that go together for purses/bags, lately. I have been drooling over Stonehenge for months, but also in love with Marblehead by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush Studio-similar to Stonehenge-so I guess those are my favorites-one of these days------

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    Im stocked on 1930's ( but will always grab more if I see something I LOVE)
    I ALWAYS look for neutrals, never can have too many
    Batiks are a MUST, mostly bright, bright, sun glassses wearing vibrant colors catch my eye and
    Neutral batiks are hard to find and when I do they are super pricey, so they end up staying behind..

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    Nope, still stuck on my batiks and asian prints, can't help it, I am a creature of habit. I always use similar colors too

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    I am picking up some of the newer fat quarter collections for smaller projects between quilts. I am trying to use up my stash so I usually stick with more traditional fabrics as needed to fill in. I buy batiks exclusively for raw edge applique (frays less than reg. cotton)

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    I am really intrigued by some Modern blocks that I see on the Web, but have not tried one yet. I would have to find some solids or nearly solids for those. However, I'm still stuck on black & white! I pick up anything new that I see, especially when I can find a pair of reverse prints.
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    Batiks still continue to dominate alot of my purchases, with metalics being in second place( only because of a lack of variety) . I continue to be on the hunt for small scale prints with lots of color( at least 8 or more in the registration) . For some reason , that I cannot explain I have been obsessed with the color peach or even shrimp colored. .. , both in batiks and traditional. Confession ... I simply can not resist almost any fabric type in the color teal. As for solids .. I have pretty much sworn off solids and alot of the blenders ... exception Kaufman fusion metalic blenders.

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    Bright, happy colors are what I tend to buy whether I have a pattern in mind at the time or not. I go for contemporary patterns and colors, but batiks are beautiful, too. :-)

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    my NEW trend is to THIN it out...sell it off or use it up....

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    I am trying to get larger coordinating pieces of fabrics instead of smaller (must use in scrap quilts) pieces.
    When I go to my stash & find a particular piece that will look great, I find I don't have enough of it........poor planning on my purchases! I just purchased 3 pieces of brown/orange coordinates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Im stocked on 1930's ( but will always grab more if I see something I LOVE)
    I ALWAYS look for neutrals, never can have too many
    Batiks are a MUST, mostly bright, bright, sun glassses wearing vibrant colors catch my eye and
    Neutral batiks are hard to find and when I do they are super pricey, so they end up staying behind..
    Look at Keepsake quilting I got some by mistake. I thought I ordered 1/2 yards of cream neutrals guess the numbers got mixed when i placed the order. I ended up getting 1/2 yards of batik creams and neutrals they were 35.00 for 6 1/2 yard bundle. 3 yards for 35.00 so not terrible...
    *Rachel*

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    My new trend is husband thinks I have too much fabric so I'm using my stash and only buying for projects.
    *Rachel*

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    I added some larger prints to my stash, bright colors which I have always liked and have a lot of but I like the big bold prints too. Also some more Batiks.
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    Creature of habit. I seem to get the fabrics I could not afford last year and still buy pieces which I think will fit in with what I already have. I need to get some bigger pieces for backings and stock up on those. I could manage quite a number of tops from the stash.

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    My trend is this: I see fabric I like, and I buy it! It doesn't matter if I have a project in mind or not. Hehe Although I keep telling myself I'm only going to buy for specific projects.

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    Patriotic fabrics. I am making Quilts of Valor and I am always looking for new and different patriotic fabrics.
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    I've been buying FQ & 1/2 yd bundles, a few charm packs & jelly rolls for a few months. Got them out yesterday to inventory...wow! My taste has taken a 180. I'm a floral, traditional, jewel tones person. I now have lots of the modern prints with bright, saturated colors. Yellow & orange? I bought that? That gross limey green? Yeah, I bought that. Stocked up on solid white, a bit of black and, tah dah...gray! This is sooo not me...but I love the modern bright quilts; the gray solid backgrounds; simple patterns or no pattern - just sew & see what you come up with! Love it!
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    Hi,
    I have been going away from batiks and brights, and going toward more modern, clean looks, like grey, black and white, or grey, black, white and yellow. I made a quilt with Laurie Wisbrun's fabrics (now out of stock) and I just love the clean look and lines!!! I have always been pretty classic in my tastes,
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    Good question. I am trying to limit how much I expand my stash. I usually only buy for finishing and that is usually traditional. I did buy one of those cakes of brights to try something modern. Good time of year for that. I don't like to include in my stash some of everything cause that gets confusing and I am feeling overwhelmed as it is. So I buy small bundles for specific projects of something unusual for me. I regularly collect a bit of 30's. a bigger bit of batiks and 1800's and mostly traditional that I want to steer away from/ use up (that will take 8 more years). Did I make any sense?

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    Trying to thin out the stash by using it up...but I could be persuaded to buy more if there were more pre-cut batik packages in blue/teal : )

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    Java batiks from the Netherlands. Retail price is out of this world, but I went to a special fabric show last month and bought a six yard piece for a great discount.
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    I seem to be all about fabric with words/writing on it and polka dots right now.

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