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Thread: Dresden Plate

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    What color background would yu guys use for a dark red and white Dresden Plate? Thanks!

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    black sounds good

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    I don't think I'd like black for that pattern. What are the choices, if any??
    Could you post a pic?

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    What I planned to do with it always helps me in determining the colors I use. If I'm making something for someone specific, I'd use colors that they have in their home. If I'm making it to donate for a sale I try to use more generic, "could be used most anywhere", type of colors. If it's for myself then I use what I like.
    If you're red and white are solids you could use a print that incorporates a little of each color for the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I don't think I'd like black for that pattern. What are the choices, if any??
    Could you post a pic?
    Not at home now so no camera:( No choices, just wanting ideas. Thanks

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    would have to see to be sure, but I am thinking something in the beige family might work

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    I like what Raptureready said. I just can't picture black on a traditional Dresden. That's why I wanted to see a pic of your fabrics for the plates.
    Maybe I just have trouble thinking outside the box lol :D

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    are your red & white solid?? If so , how about an softer small flowered prints for the background?

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    I agree, black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50
    are your red & white solid?? If so , how about an softer small flowered prints for the background?
    The fabrics are white on white and red on red.

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    Since you are using a tone on tone, I'd go with a pretty patterned background, maybe a floral or paisley.

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    I think a cream/tan fabric might work. Dark enough tan that the white will stand out against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I think a cream/tan fabric might work. Dark enough tan that the white will stand out against it.
    I agree--something ecru or camel colored.

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    Creme or if the red doesn't blend in then the black.

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    deep burnt red

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    [quote=CutNup]
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I don't think I'd like black for that pattern. What are the choices, if any??
    Could you post a pic?
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    cream or black

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    dark cream

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    I think this would look very striking on a dark background - maybe a dark grey or black-on-grey; alternately, a dark, dark red would make it "pop" too.

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    (dark) purple goed nice with dark red and white, but it might take some 'courage' LOL.

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    How about a red and white with a aTOUCH of black print

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    maybe a lt to med grey

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    I think I would try white

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    I agree I think it will depend on where it's going. I think I would take it to the fabric store and lay it against a few, just remember to step back several feet to look at it. Let us see what you decide.

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