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Thread: Which fabrics are your favorites? I need help.

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    ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
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    Ok, So I'm guessing our favorites are 100% cotton, but what style is your favorite to work with??

    Do you like florals, tie dyes, stripes, geometrics, circles, polkadots, swirls, whimsical, children, Licensed (Care Bear, John Deere, etc), black and whites, lots of bright colors, basic solids?????????

    Let me know what you like to work with best.

    I'm going to be adding the fabrics I have to my eBay site soon...that way I can get money to order some fresh prints! I need to know what is going to sell best before I order, so I need your help!

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    Also, I would like to know what size rotary cutter is your fave?? Thanks!

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    Senior Member annmarie's Avatar
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    I LOVE BATIKS!! My favorites are those without a pattern that just have the colors randomly muted into one another. Like the ones in my May 1 BOM Spider Star block - posted in pictures yesterday. ann

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    Batiks, all things MODA, some pastels, Thimbleberries are nice, RJR, Red Rooster, summer colors, fall colors, winter colors, & of course spring colors... To answer your question a bit more precisely, batiks & everything by Moda (I love the color lines they use) Most of us here are fabriholics and we can & will use just about anything, so it is too tough a question to answer... We can't do something as outrageous as committing to just one answer... :shock: Sorry, but that's impossible! :D

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    I like prints, usually florals, not large.and fabric that has soft flowing colors, I like gingham , because depending on the color of gingham you can mix it in with flowery prints, focusing on say the color of blue gingham with a various yellow, floral print. But fabric with mingled color is also nice for applique. Boy this is hard, cause I like it ALL.

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    Let me see......i would have to say ....yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes, so-so,yes and yes, yes, and finally yes! You have peeked the interest of a serious fabri-holic! :D oh, ....very SHARP!. Use them all.

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    start by ordering what YOU like. others are bound to like it, too, and buy it. over time, if you make it easy for them, potential customers will email suggestions or requests for other brands and types of prints, etc. you'll learn what to buy in large quantities because "everybody" likes it, and what to buy in small amounts for niche markets.

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    I usually buy small print fabrics. I love calico. On another blog my name is actually calicogal. I am a very traditional quilter so I favor the old patterns as well as retro prints.

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    I love anything that makes me happy to look at , so that actually means all fabric in any colors and prints!!!!!

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    ALL things Robert Kaufmann.

    But then I am a little weird.

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    Pretty much anything in black or red (unless its a floral print...I don't like most floral prints). I also like Halloween-ish fabrics that have skulls, spiderwebs, etc. So basically any prints or colors you'd find in your typical Hot Topic store.

    Now if only they made a line of video game inspired prints...

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    Thanks! :D

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    I have to agree with Amm Marie I like batkits without a pattern just muted colors. Also I am having a hard time finding coca cola fabric. I have a very large coke collection and I have been wanting to make a coke quilt but have not had any luck finding coke fabric. I think that someone else said order what you like and we will probably all like it too. I know that when I buy someone a gift I usually tend to buy what I would like and they seem to like it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    ALL things Robert Kaufmann.

    But then I am a little weird.

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    :shock: You?? We never would have thunk it!! :lol:

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    I too like a wide range of fabrics, but I know what I definitely do not like. I don't like "mod" fabrics, which means I really dislike Kaffe Fassett's lines. (I think he's just weird) :?

    I also don't really like the 30's prints that are so popular.

    I like stronger value colors. Robin Pandolph's designs are pretty, but her colors are so washed out, or dirty looking. I think the term would be colonial colors.

    I DO like nature themes, especially fall leaves and sea shells. And yes, Moda and Robert Kaufmann are always right on the money for me too! :D

    To each his own though!

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    I am with you, batic's, solids and oh boy what a joy to work with. I started collecting them about 5 yrs ago, didn't use them for many yrs, would just take them out and have a free feel, ooo the joy.... Ok I give...

    Rita

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    I like bright and pastel colors. I also like small paterns, swirls and small designs Oh heck I like everything too.

    It a shame you don't have small pic of the material you can oder. You could post and we can check off what we like Thenn order the most popular ones

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    Batiks in the muted colors, retro prints, and Moda seem to be what I always end up buying for projects.

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