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Have you ever gotten tired of a color in your stash?

Old 12-14-2010, 05:09 AM
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I am notbig on the peach color from the 80s either.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:34 AM
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I have tons of 80's calicos ,while I still kinda like the oldfashioned look of them ,there are so many new choices out there.I am really liking the brights I see put together in quilts now days.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:34 AM
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Mine was a 100% cotton.
If it is enough for a quilt backing - it is a good place for it- I had one identical pattern, but in blues - and it turned out beautiful on the back of a quilt - I thought I'd "hide" the fabric, and instead, once it was quilted, it was my favorite side!!! Quilting gives it a whole different look.

Also, if you do any patchwork quilts, if you cut it up you'll find it works great that way also - you lose it's original effect, and it becomes a whole different look by adding it in with other colors.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:15 AM
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If it is any shade of blue I love it! Have to watch myself so I don't end up with too many blues and nothing to go with it. Not a fan of purples, like fushia or magenta; but lavenders or violets are fine. Guess with those little exceptions I love all colors. Even creams and ivories with a faint pattern are beautiful.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:25 AM
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the little calico prints don't do it for me anymore. I like big florals , any green and batiks now.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:37 AM
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Try going to www.quiltville.com and look at all the scrap quilts to make with your old fabrics. Its amazing how putting all those fabrics together makes them "new" again.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Sloan Quinn
Anybody have any idea what to do with this? Its either a poly or a dk (I haven't ever looked at it that close); I got it from my grandmother when I received part of her stash - she used to make a lot of clothes. It's nice enough, I suppose, but not something I have a clue where to use.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I'd make a gorgeous quilt with it. I think the fabric is beautiful. I'd be tempted to leave it whole and use as the back if there is enough and use coordinating colors on the front in blocks. Or use big squares so you show it off. Has it got a brand name on the selvage?
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:24 AM
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Just when I think I don't care for a color, someone here shows a quilt and I need to re-think my color choices again.
So all colors have a place is what I have learned from everyone here.
I would use this fabric for backing if nothing else works in a pattern for you.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:29 AM
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I don't have any fabric in my stash that I don't like, my favorite is the 30's, but I love most all fabrics, the only one that I don't care for much is the solid orange, I like it mixed with other colors, but just can't seem to like the solid color. LOL Hope you all have a wonderful day.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:35 AM
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Yes, but I keep them anyway as in a year or two I will find just the piece I need for a project. Colors cycle about every 20 years, so if you have a good stash, you will always have the shade you need.
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