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Thread: floral fabric

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    Junior Member lorraine43's Avatar
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    I wonder why the fabric manufacturers are not making the beautiful florals they were making 3 or 4 years ago? Everything seems to be so dark . I still have some in my stash !!! :cry: :thumbup:

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    You and me both, I look all the time for beautiful florals, I love the perinnials by Bernatex. Haven't gotten them yet. You can see them on Eleanor Burns website.

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    I guess it is all about trends, in fashion and fabrics. I like the brighter cleaner colors. One thing for certain if I need a certain color I can dye it myself or ask the board and someone will have just what I need:)

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    I wish I knew. I am trying to collect florals for one of the log cabin runners I have seen here on the board. I is slow going, but I have found some. I thinks it's all about fashion trends.

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    Fabric styles definitely go in cycles. I remember there was several years where decent blending yellows were hard to come by; now they are much more available. For a while there was no pretty cloud/blue sky choice; that passed. Reproductions have been big in the Hancocks of Paducah catalog until this past issue where they were down to a couple or three pages.
    Hang in there......it'll all come around again. :-)

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    Fashions come and go, the same as colors. That's why we have stashes, and friends on the board to swap when we need something that is out of style!

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    All those very pale florals are not missed by me. The so called "blended" quilts never spoke to me. I love contrast and bright flowers, bright anything. Nothing wrong with pastels by I want contrast so the pattern of the piecing shows up.

    Jane

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    Hmmm ... I'm seeing lots of new florals at my shop. Please don't ask me names/manufacturers - I rarely look at bolt ends.

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    I agree I used to like the florals and now I don't see too many that i do like.

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    This is the way we are able to date our quilts when we find the vintage ones. Different eras for different fabrics I suppose but I do love my bright happy colors and yes I love the florals too!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine43
    I wonder why the fabric manufacturers are not making the beautiful florals they were making 3 or 4 years ago? Everything seems to be so dark . I still have some in my stash !!! :cry: :thumbup:
    Check out this site! They have the watercolor florals and lots of coordinating pieces. I think they will post another sale this week too. http://www.zandsfabrics.com/index.ph...or-garden.html

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    I agree I have been looking for peach/coral shades.

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    I love florals!

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    You are right. It's cyclic. And the cycles are determined by the manufacturer. As with clothing, you cannot just go into a shop and know that you will find any given thing you might wish to purchase. We must choose from what's on offer.
    I also am seeing that what I want to buy is not always available.
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    best reason for having a stash that I've heard....Thanks for the comeback!! :lol:

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    Not all the new floral collections are dark... but maybe you're just not looking at the right manufacturers!

    Check out these groups by South Sea Imports and Wilmington Prints (sister comanies):
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...a_imports.html
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...ilmington.html
    http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...ilmington.html

    And Moda had a nice group called Summer Breeze , with yellow and blue florals. It's been pretty popular as Moda is already sold out of some of the larger scale prints.http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...gory_moda.html
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