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Thread: Anyone else in a fabric rut?

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    Anyone else in a fabric rut?

    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!!
    Sherri

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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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    I love the 30's too and have a tote full of them. I also love batiks....but not together.

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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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    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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    Just by what floats your boat!!!!! That is what I do!!!!

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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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    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.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    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.
    Same Here but trying to go on a fabric diet

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    [QUOTE=ArtsyOne;5886809]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.[/QUOTE

    I'm sort of in the same boat you are. I make mostly scrap quilts, but find that I never seem to have enough of anyone kind of stash to go with what I've started, so I wind up buying more to add to my stash. Seems to be a never ending circle

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    I seem to gravitate to fabrics that would make kaleidoscope quilts. I also love brights & florals. The 30's, civil war reproductions, thimbleberries just don't float my boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Same Here but trying to go on a fabric diet
    I wish I could but I've realized that I have only 1 bin of background fabric (creams/lights) to my 34 bins of misc prints. Like having a freezer full of meat and only having a small bag of potatoes..........

    Sigh............

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    I have the opposite problem, I like SO many different fabrics !
    I love civil war and 1800s reproductions, I like the 30's and 40's prints ... but I ALSO love batiks, Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry etc, bright modern prints ...!
    I head in all different directions these days ... but that's the fun of it IMHO !
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 02-26-2013 at 08:22 AM.

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