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Thread: Do you have any gray in your stash?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Just wondering how many of you have any gray fabrics in your stashes.

    So many of the newer fabric collections include gray, that I'm wondering... is gray the new brown?

    If you do have gray, what other colors are you using it with?

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    I have some but not a lot.

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    I was cleaning out some fabric yesterday and noticed that alot of my newer greens look gray'ish.

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    I used a light and darker gray with a scrappy chunky churn dash and it was the perfect selection. It add a lot and took nothing away from the scrappy look.

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    Greys are hard to find. I have a couple but most are landscape fabric.

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    Grey and brown are the hardest for me to find.

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    I have five shades of Kona and Bella solid grays that work in gradation with solid black, several brands of the black to gray gradation fabrics like Shade Cascade, plus maybe five or six tone-on-tone prints in gray (they go well with my ten or more tone-on-tone blacks). And no, I do not make Goth quilts...I just frequently use shades of black as neutrals! :lol:

    Colors I use gray with, aside from black, are pretty much anything. The colonial colors are muted and grayed down and go especially well with grays. Just as any vivid color goes with black, any muted shade goes with gray.

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    I have a few pieces, i used some with pink once.

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    I have lots of gray.
    Varying shads of solids, gray on grays, and gray prints.
    Grays go with everything.

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    I remember a few years back I need grey for my blocks and had a very hard time finding some.

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    I have some and actually have used some. :)

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    I have several gray fabrics in my stash. I love it with black and/or red. It also looks awesome with pink. I think my favorite quilt (that I made) was black, burgandy & gray. It was a very striking combination.

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    About two years ago I got on a gray fabric color kick. I wanted to make a gray and yellow quilt. It was harder to find then.

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    yes gray as a nuetral or background
    not all grays are nice looking si I am picking in my choices

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    I put some gray in my "black and red" quilt love the way it turn out.

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    I'm loving Gray right now. Have put with yellow and pink (seperate of course) and as sashing on one quilt that had a very light gray in the print. My eye is really going to the yellow and gray right now.

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    No, thanks.

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    Grey is really a favorite color if it is the right shade. But greys are hard to find. Ususally they are too brown and I prefer a blueish grey. It works well with many colors.

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    None here!

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    I've got some gray tonal. I plan to use it with some black, white and red.

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    Nope, no gray. It's not a color I like.

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    I have very little gray, but need to make a quilt for a friend that has grey as its main color theme. The only way I will maintain interest is to use batiks. There are some good ( not alot)choices in greys in batiks.
    FYI - just about every( single) man I know wants grey , because they have grey carpet. I guess they are afraid that color will make them appear ....

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    I use gray as any other neutral and I like the effect it has on the other colors. Right now, I think Gray and Teal and tourquoise are a beautiful combination

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    Just used some today with black and white...But I'd use almost any color with it...red, yellow, blue...anything

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    I have a few pieces, but not much of any. I did make a black and white quilt and I notice that some small prints
    read as 'gray' when they are with larger portions or black
    or white. Looks okay to me though.

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