Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Baby quilt fabric dilemma!

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2
    I have not specifically been a quilter, though I do sew and have made some amateur quilts/blankets.

    I am hoping to make the bedding for my baby's nursery using this pattern. I am looking to use bright rather than pastel colors and I'm having a terrible time finding fabrics. :( Part of the trouble I'm having is where to look. The other is the search once I get there- how to sift through all of the stuff on fabric sites.

    Here are two fabrics that have caught my eye so far- here and here

    Any ideas or suggestions???? Thanks for your help!!!

  2. #2
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    west allis, wisconsin
    Posts
    431
    i like the multi colored dots. i recently did a whole baby room ensemble using the bold colors with black incorporated. it turned out really great, plus with the bolder colors you can incorporate that as the child gets older. i personally would suggest using a stripe with those colors (that is what i did) plus some solids. i always say, the more color the better!!! good luck and have fun.

  4. #4
    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Knot Merrill, Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,713
    You might have better luck going to a shop where you'll be able to touch and feel, match fabric to fabric, and get the thread and other bits you'll need to finish the project.

    Barring that if you want to remain online, try thousandsofbolts.com as they have a fabric search. Use "Find a Fabric", choose "extended search". When that window comes up choose "juvinile" in the color group section.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Kat Sews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    646
    Welcome from Tennessee. I like the idea of bright primary colors, you are off to a good start.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2
    Wow! Thanks for the quick replies!!!

    I've been to a couple of shops around where I live. (Outside of Boston) Unfortunately, I've been really disappointed with the selection. :(

    I'm off to try DogHouse Mom's link. :)

  7. #7
    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    La Grande, OR
    Posts
    2,458
    I have to agree (once again)with DogHouseMom the suggestion to actually touch and feel the fabric. Since you are new to quilting, a written description on a website probably doesn't mean a hill of beans to you. Find a clerk in a fabric store and tell them what you want. Let them lead you to where you need to be. If that is not right, try to describe it more. Many times I have found what I was looking for while I was walking to where I thought I wanted to go. Us quilters are odd ducks --> I mean that only in the most informed way. :-) Please, no flailing tonight. I can't take anymore.

  8. #8
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    7,160
    Blog Entries
    3
    Check out some of the collections on Bug Fabric - maybe they will help to inspire you!

    http://www.bugfabric.com/

  9. #9
    Super Member Cybrarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Tampa Bay Area, Florida
    Posts
    2,152
    I like the primary color dots also. The idea of incorporating black & white with the primary colors -I agree with the coordinating stripes and solids suggestion- is great visually and has lots of baby brain development research behind it (argghh we teachers never quit!!!)

  10. #10
    Super Member raedar63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,045
    I love the first one. I really love primary colors for babies, They prefer them as well. The first one would be easier to coordinate too.

  11. #11
    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    London, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,329
    Blog Entries
    1
    My son is 10, but when he was born I wanted primary colors too. I had purchased a basket basinette that had a fabric lining with zoo animals that I really liked but it was in muted colors. Then I found the same fabric in the other color way! And it was red, yellow, blue and green! I made a quilt, bed skirt, crib bumpers and curtains with a valance. I have since sold the extras, but the crib quilt I will keep forever.
    Keep looking. You'll find what you need. And - the Thousands of bolts website now has a quilt preview area where you can design your quilt and "plug in" the fabrics you choose so you can see your quilt before you buy the fabrics.
    Don't be afraid to use fabrics that have the right colors but not necessarily a child theme. When they're cut into blocks you never know how they'll shine!

  12. #12
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    13,134
    I love your polka dots! (first picture)
    Fun project!

  13. #13
    Super Member OneMoreQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Grant Park, IL
    Posts
    1,166
    Welcome from Illinois. Of the two, I like the first best...so many possibilities.

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    New York City/Manhattan
    Posts
    1,324
    also, try equilter.com and hancocks-paducah.com

    their variety and quality are amazing. they are both reliable and good to buy from, imho, that is.

    Laurie

  15. #15
    Super Member twistedstitcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,024
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Check out some of the collections on Bug Fabric - maybe they will help to inspire you!

    http://www.bugfabric.com/
    What a cool website...thanks for sharing!

  16. #16

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,022
    If you have a Hancocks fabric store they have Kona solid fabrics. They have great bright colored solid fabrics.
    Be sure to purchase 100% cotton fabrics.
    These solids work well with any childrens print fabrics to coordinate any nursery. I keep some in my stash at all times because they work well for boys or girls. Especially works well I'm working with machine embroidered blocks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.