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Old 04-17-2022, 05:01 AM
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Do you have a color wheel in your sewing tools/supplies ? eBay has them (of course). Iím going to check with a paint store.
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Old 04-17-2022, 05:11 AM
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I don't have one but a lot of people use them.
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Old 04-17-2022, 06:59 AM
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I still have one from an art class from about 30 years ago. I don’t use it a lot but it has been helpful sometimes with getting a warm/cool shade to work with other fabrics.
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Old 04-17-2022, 07:18 AM
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I have one that I got as a gift years ago but I have only used it a couple of times. It can be helpful but I never seem to have it with me when I go to buy fabric, it came with those red/green lenses that are supposed to help you see whether a fabric is light, medium or dark.
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Old 04-17-2022, 07:43 AM
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I have these two. They are helpful and easy to use.
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Old 04-17-2022, 09:27 AM
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Yes I have a few and I do use them on a regular basis, color is the one thing I still struggle with as a quilter and I find them useful.
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Old 04-17-2022, 12:50 PM
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I could never figure out how to use one. I pretty much thought that if I used one, most of my quilts would end up being the same color schemes, because this color goes with that color that goes with that color. --- see, I really don't know how to use one!
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Old 04-17-2022, 01:59 PM
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I don’t understand how to use them either, so no, I don’t have one. I know what I like together and I guess it works for me anyway.
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Old 04-17-2022, 03:20 PM
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I do have one that I use occasionally. Something related that I use probably more often is a set of transparent rulers, one green and one red that I use to look through for shading and hues.

Now that you've asked this question and made me think about it, I think I need to use my colour wheel more regularly!
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Old 04-17-2022, 04:37 PM
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I just put colors together until they feel right. It's almost like they click together. It can take a while, but once it works, it's magic.

I think a color wheel would over-analyze things and take the artistry out of it.

Looking at Kaffe Fassett's quilts has really broadened the way I see color, too.

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