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Thread: fabrics before vs. after

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    Why is it when I see a grouping of fabrics, like in a charm pack or a jelly roll, I don't think they are that pretty but once I see something created from them, I love them?

    Am I the only one?

    I really didn't like the Fandango line but I just saw a quilt made from it and I'm in love.

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    You are not alone (smile).

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    Hmmmm, not my experience but glad you like them !!
    I fall in love with them all packaged up so cute lol :D:D

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    I love to look at jelly rolls but am afraid to take them apart!

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    I do the same thing..

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    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I love to look at jelly rolls but am afraid to take them apart!
    I'm that way too. I recently got a layer cake and a jelly roll and didn't want to take them apart to plan the quilt cause they looked so nice all bundled up. :)

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    That's why the best quilt shops have samples made up - you fall in love with the fabrics and then buy them!

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    Kind of like looking at a dress on the hanger - sometimes you just have to try it on

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    It's the same syndrome that causes me to bypass fabric in the LQS until the person ahead of me in line has it and then I have to have some. Just the act of someone else planning to do something with it makes it attractive to me. :roll:

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    I have the same problem, sometimes I don't even like it on the bolt until I see something made from it! :)

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    Same here. I can't tell you how many quilts I've seen here and on blogs and when I go to look at that fabric line somewhere I think I don't like it (but usually buy it anyway).

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    I'm kind of the opposite. I love all the pre-cuts. I guess, it's because I'm not the best at putting fabrics together and this is an easy an convenient way to know the fabrics play well together.

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    I know what you mean. I worked at a LQS years ago and started to appreciate fabrics I wouldn’t have otherwise used. I used to love country looking quilts (and still do) but came to love bright colors when working there. Even though a fabric may not appear that pretty it can go beautifully with other fabrics. The least favorite fabric I have is one I use frequently because it plays so nicely with other fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    Why is it when I see a grouping of fabrics, like in a charm pack or a jelly roll, I don't think they are that pretty but once I see something created from them, I love them?

    Am I the only one?

    I really didn't like the Fandango line but I just saw a quilt made from it and I'm in love.

    I feel the same way plus I have always felt that I got a whole lot less for my money in buying pre-cuts versus the yardage I did like regardles of pattern. I realize the ease of not cutting for many people but I just prefer to do it all on my own and purchase only the fabrics I truly like from whatever the particular line may be. I imagine until my hands start giving me problems I will probably continue to do it this way.

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    Sometimes a fabric looks so much better in someone else's cart, arms, or stack than it did on the shelf.

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    Oh I thought it was ME ! I was just looking at my three jelly rolls this a.m., touching them, thinking about them but AFRAID TO TAKE THEM APART ! Even printed off instructions this a.m. on how to make a quick J.R. quilt....my today excuse is that I've got so many other projects going on...am I working on them, NO,I'm on the Board !

    I got a package from my DD in MO today;she knows that I started off with a rag quilt; she bought me a pattern (Simp) that shows several rag quilts,one dinosaur(sp?)in particular that would be cute made with jeans......

    I've got two pieces of chocolate/teal blue fabric and found a JR with the same family of colors and want to make a quilt of them.....haven't approached it yet...just looking at it. The funny thing is chocolate/teal is not even my favorite color palette !

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    SO funny...I am right there with you. It's like my dots....I never would have done one and now that I was shown a particular pattern...I'm hooked. And the Fandango line rocks. I saw the quilt she posted too. Awesome. I'm sure there are lots more of us in this quilty boat. LOL

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