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Thread: fabric choice advice needed!

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    I'm getting ready to take a class at my LQS. It is machine applique and we're using A Thirties Treasure pattern. Thirties colors are a bit muted for my taste and I would like to use bright colors and a black background. What do you all think, should I stick with the thirties colors?

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    do you have a pic of the pattern - nothing came up on google that matched that name

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    angie,
    Use what you want .... life is too short to walk in someone else's shadow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    do you have a pic of the pattern - nothing came up on google that matched that name
    Just took one..........

    A Thirthies Treasure pattern pic
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    this pattern would look great with the fabric changes you've suggested.

    enjoy the class

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    I will use my colors. Thanks Klu!

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    I'm not a fan of 30s fabric either. Too dainty. The pattern would look great with any contrast. I can see it with batics on the black. Yum!

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    Be sure to send a pic when you are done!!
    Good luck & enjoy the class.

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    Do what you like! I think it will be awesome with the brighter colors.

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    Angie

    I'm with MadQuilter on this one - I think bright batiks or just brights on black would look stunning.

    Look forward to seeing your progress. :D

    Tisha


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    I love that pattern. Can't wait to see how you spice it up!

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    I look at quilting as "no rules" type of activity. If you can dream it you can do it. Go for it.

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    That's the best thing about quilting. It's Ok to change things up to suit your personality. I can't wait to see your quilts. Bet it will be beautiful.

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    I would choose the fabrics that "I" liked...you are the one who is going to be using the quilt, you should be able to make it your way!!! :wink:

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    I would do as you like. I think it would look great. I am currently working on a applique quilt that was shown on the cover of BHG Am. Patchwork & Quilting AUG07. Instead of 30's fabric, I am using a turqoise batik base fabric and lots of bright colors.

    Go for it and enjoy the class. :-)

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    I agree with Loretta. Brights on black would look great. Do what you like because after all it is your quilt. I like to think of quilting as a do your own thing kind of activity because I break so many sewing "rules".

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    Get fabric that you love. If you don't love the fabric, it will
    detract from the enjoyment of the project.The fun of
    quilting to me is being able to do my "own take" on a pattern
    to make it "my own".

    I love the pattern and think a lot different possibilities would work.

    Just remember to post a picture when you're done!

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