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Thread: calico fabric

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    Topstitch - just a suggestion, but when your camera gets back from visiting the Grandchildren - perhaps you could take some close-ups of the quilt fabric (and a few of the whole quilt) and send those pictures to Dr. Kalico's to see what she might have that would either match or coordinate with the fabric in a 40 year old quilt.
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    To my mind, you might do better going with a blue to border the red and yellow, rather than trying to match it. As was mentioned, age and fading will be hard to match us, and going with a contrast color would add a new dimension to your quilt also. You would have the 3 primary colors in your quilt if you went with the blue.
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    No point in contacting VIP as they only sell to store. I have tried before.

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    Why not just start over. The old one is obviously loved. If you just want an improved version you could make a new one. You have learned more since you made the first one. Keep it to remind you how far you have come. Then you can choose from any of the wonderful fabrics you fall in love with while searching. jmho Good luck what ever you decide.

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    Go to www.quiltshops.com and type in Calico. I did, and immediately found a lot, including yellow and red.

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    QUOTE=wildyard;5878013]To my mind, you might do better going with a blue to border the red and yellow, rather than trying to match it. As was mentioned, age and fading will be hard to match us, and going with a contrast color would add a new dimension to your quilt also. You would have the 3 primary colors in your quilt if you went with the blue.[/QUOTE]


    I have found 2 reds and 3 yellows that "might" work out. I realize that the scale and the exact color of the fabric is still a mystery to me and will be until I actually see it. I am still searching just in case the perfect fabric is out there waiting for me to find it. The Mid Atlantic Quilt Show is this weekend and if I don't come up with something there I plan to order on line.

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