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Thread: Black or white

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    Black or white

    Iím going through older stash to get it used up and came across this collection I bought years ago, but Iím torn on the background fabric as the pattern does have a lot of background to it. I also have a very light grey, but felt the grey dulled the overall color of fabrics.
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    Black - the white washes it out. Cute fabrics.

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    I agree, the black provides more contrast which livens up the other fabrics.

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    If you are not in love with the black, i would suggest an inner border of the black and then the white. it should look lovely!

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    Depends on what the intended purpose of the quilt is. For adults, the black but it would make a sweet baby quilt with the white.

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    I am going with the white. Normally I would say the black, because I love black as a background fabric.
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    I like the black best.

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    I think I would like to see the grey option too. The black makes the other fabrics pop. The white would make a very delicate looking top. But a dark grey might just pull everything together.
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    I think the black is better. It gives a good contrast. If you don't like the black, maybe another dark color would work for you. ... navy blue?

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    Here are the greys

    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    I think I would like to see the grey option too. The black makes the other fabrics pop. The white would make a very delicate looking top. But a dark grey might just pull everything together.
    Here are the greys I have in my stash, I guess I need to get a wider variety !
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    Don't like the greys at all. I like the black the best. White is also nice, and I think with a narrow black border before the white, as previously suggested, it would look just as good as the black.

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    I like the black

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    Another vote for a black inside border then white. I also like the white for a more delicate look (i.e. baby blanket)

    Lovely fabrics! Look forward to see what you do with it all

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    first I'll admit to bias--I had that same fabric that I made table runners from--and I used a dark gray--so that is what I vote for!

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    BLack definitely does the most for those prints.

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    How about a yellow?

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    I like the black best. Makes the yellow pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
    first I'll admit to bias--I had that same fabric that I made table runners from--and I used a dark gray--so that is what I vote for!
    I like the dark gray also. Black seems so harsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    I think I would like to see the grey option too. The black makes the other fabrics pop. The white would make a very delicate looking top. But a dark grey might just pull everything together.
    I was thinking the same. I'd like to see a dark grey for the background.

    Between the black and the white, I prefer the black.
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    I like black. I use it a lot as I think it makes a dramatic look. But not if you are wanting an overall “soft” looking design.
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    Black is what I would use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I like the black best. Makes the yellow pop.
    I agree, black for me too.
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    Black. It is such a terrific way to may colors and print POP!!

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    I like the black, it makes your colors "pop".
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    I like the black best because of the maximum contrast factor. However, the white is nice, but, the impact is less dramatic. I don't think you can go wrong with either choice. Don't forget to show us what you choose.

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