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Choosing the background fabric ???

Old 11-19-2015, 05:47 AM
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Default Choosing the background fabric ???

I am trying to get this last gift done for an older friend who loves reproductions:
I decided not to piece squares for the center but to use a whole piece of fabric. But when I put the letters on Kona Snow, it looked blah. So then I was able to pull a pastel pink calico but the letters seem to blend. I am planing to use a black thread buttonhole stitch. I will be sewing the rectangles as the border but which background should I choose?? Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:57 AM
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I like a soft white for my 30's backgrounds. Snow is too stark. Kona has another white that has a softer beige tone. Give that a try. Or you could make a small test out of a scrap to see if your black thread makes it pop.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:04 AM
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What is her favorite color? Either one will look good once you add a heavy blanket stitch. I used Paint to add a black line around the word Love and both look equally good.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:17 AM
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..remember gray..it's the new beige!
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:28 AM
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I personally wouldn't use the stark white. In my mind's eye it doesn't "go" with 30's fabric.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:32 AM
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​I like the pink with black buttonhole stitching.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:53 AM
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I like the white even though it probably doesn't go with the '30's fabric. BUT, I like Geri B's idea of trying gray. Not sure that works w/ the 30's fabric either but think it would look nice.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:12 AM
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How about Royal Blue? (kind of like the "e" color...you could always replace that "e" if it doesn't show well against it. I think that might show off the pale 30's colors well.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:43 AM
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i like the fist one
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Black would make your words pop!
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