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Old 02-24-2013, 02:37 PM
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I fell in love with the 1930's reproduction fabrics a few years ago. I have made several quilts with the fabrics I have. And have a few more planned to make.

I see all the gorgeous new fabrics and love them, but just don't feel the "Oh, I have to have that fabric!!" like I do with the reproduction fabrics. If I see a new repro line or fabric, I have to buy some of it.

I am going to try and start on my DD's cupcake quilt, so maybe that will help. LOL!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:52 PM
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I hear you, Sherri. I'm still in love with 30s and still buying because I know i will eventually use it. I buy a bit of Kaffe Fassett fabric from time to time and am on the hunt for the perfect indigo for a man's project but that's about it. I'm saving my fabric budget for backings I love (hoping this will get me to finish up some projects!!).
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:30 PM
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I love the 30's too and have a tote full of them. I also love batiks....but not together.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:15 PM
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No I'm the opposite. I see fabric I love, buy it. Then see something else and change my mind about the previous purchase.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:15 PM
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Work with what you love! I am not a reproduction kind of gal but we all have our favorites. If the new fabrics aren't your thing, that's ok. You're the one who has to like it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:22 PM
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Just by what floats your boat!!!!! That is what I do!!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:03 AM
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My favs are 30's fabric and calico. I make a lot of scrap quilts and I think these are wonderful for them, bright and colorful. I make quilts with other fabrics but those I don't love so much.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:20 AM
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I know exactly what you mean! I always tend to be drawn to the same kinds of fabrics (vintage/reproduction types, and muted taupes). I see others that a like, but I just can't imagine actually using them the way I can with my 'favourites'. Mind you, I tend to have the same habit when it comes to clothes - lots of the same thing!
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I tend to gravitate to civil war repos and batiks. I do try to keep a balanced stash, you never know what you might need!
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I wish I could stick to just one kind! I've got a stash of Asians, 30's, novelty, floral, blenders, stripes, homespuns, pastels, earth tones and who knows what else will catch my eye.
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