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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    From reading your posts I know you are a purist, especially with your Zelda project. With such a vast colour range needed, and the fact it is a stained glass window effect, perhaps you might consider using fabrics other than 100% cotton. Depending on what you choose, it may add an extra luminosity to your work. Now I'm off to hide from the QP!
    Wouldn't call myself a purist. Just an artist with a particular vision.

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    What is the Zelda project, please ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ
    I hope this works. This is the link to the "color fan"


    http://www.batiksplus.com/SuperStore...ProductID=5042

    The main website is batiksplus.com. I've ordered from them several times and always had great service. You can also get free shipping and sales from time to time as well. Good luck!

    Susan
    Thanks. :)

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    What's a Zelda? The only Zelda I know was in an old TV sitcom - Dobie Gillis.

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    I am only a beginner but I have noticed that there are so many colors of fabric and materials it easily can put me into sensory overload.

    Good luck and blessings...

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    Oh my, you sound like me. I want my colors to match exactly...but, you know what, I am gradually learning that they really don't have to. They just don't. Close is close enough sometimes.

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    Don't know if this will help, but crafttown fabrics carries Moda Marbles.

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    can you post what you're working on so we can see it, please

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    i love your zelda ideas. i've had to make the sword and sheild several times for halloween as well as the costume. my oldest has every zelda game and still has his original nintendo ones. he's 21 now and still the gamer. i showed him the windows and your posts and he is impressed. in fact, he's hinted several times that he thinks "I" could do that. i don't. i don't have the patience, but i think you are doing a great job and i can't wait to see the finished product. good luck.

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    Try www.Fabric.com/Moda I looked and they have Marbles and you can check their archives Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    For those following my massive Zelda quilting project, I am very close to color matching all ther various colors in one of my wallhangings...10 out of 14.

    A lot of the help of color matching was achieved with http://moda.fabricmatcher.com/. I had made color keys of each of the windows and then ran it through the fabric matcher website, selected Moda marbles as the fabric line, and out of the results that were given to me I looked through them to see which fabric was the closest match to the color. When I found one that looked close to what I was looking for I'd pull up the image of the stained glass window on Photoshop, delete the sections of that color from the left side of the window, put the image of the fabric on a layer underneath the window image (it would peek through the sections I cut out), and see if it matched the color on the right side of the window. If I got a match I wrote down the 4 digit fabric product ID.

    In other words, this took me a long time to do. At least a full hour total on the one I almost completely matched. Probably more like two.

    So I just went onto Hancock's of Paducah to see the availability of some of these fabrics. Out of the ten I had found for this image I could not find a single one. HOP has the biggest selection of Moda Marbles that I know of (12 pages, 80 results a page) so I'm shocked. I typed in the number. I typed in the number with "moda marble" or "marble". Nothing. I went back to the fabric matcher website and looked at the fabrics again to see if maybe they listed the color's specific name...it didn't get more specific than "red" or "yellow". Nothing like "burgundy" or "sunshine". The website with the fabric matcher doesn't actually sell the fabric or can tell me where I might be able to buy the fabric. Just to be sure the website wasn't giving me the wrong numbers I went to their line of Moda Marbles, pulled the number on the first fabric that popped up, and typed it into the search box on Hancocks........."Christmas red" comes up on Hancocks and both images match.

    I want to cry. The hardest part of this project is trying to match the 10+ colors found in the eight stained glass quilted wall hangings I'm attempting to make. And it was EXHAUSTING to find the ones I did find mostly because the windows are centered around one color and have so many different shades of that color its ridiculous. The one I was almost done with kind of makes me want to never look at another shade of pink or yellowish brown ever again. When I was looking for colors I'd have to take breaks because my brain would get worn out from looking at a lot of the same color in different shades. So I want to break down because all of this mentally exhausting work I did for my project was for nothing.
    A really great quilt shop that carries most of the Moda Marbles is Weaver's located in Lititz, PA. They do not have a website but here is a phone# 717-627-1724. They are very helpful & try to please. Good Luck !

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    www.craftconn.com has a good deal of Moda marbles. You might find a few you need there.

    Good luck!

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    number contain a lot number too, and if you have a different lot number, your color could be off just a tiny bit. I would get as close as I could, and not worry about it so much

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    Try the moda website, email them, or call, and ask where you can buy the colors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaAva
    What is the Zelda project, please ?
    Quote Originally Posted by ktmo815
    can you post what you're working on so we can see it, please
    I can't seem to find my post where I had posted the pictures so I shall explain again.

    For those not familiar with the gaming world, The Legend of Zelda (or Zelda for short) is one of Nintendo's longest game series.

    In the game LOZ: Ocarina of Time there are seven sages that you have to find and awaken as they have the power to seal away Ganondorf (or Ganon when he's in pig form) to the Sacred Realm. In LOZ: Wind Waker, as an Easter egg, the room where you find the Master Sword depicts six of the sages, the Triforce, and Ganon in stained glass windows.

    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/RauruTWW.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/SariaTWW.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...DaruniaTWW.png[/IMG]
    (Rauru, Saria, Darunia)

    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...ss/RutoTWW.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...ss/ImpaTWW.png[/IMG][IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...NabooruTWW.png[/IMG]
    (Ruto, Impa, Nabooru...the last one is the one I almost found all the fabrics for before finding I couldn't find them for sale)

    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q.../Ganoncopy.jpg[/IMG]
    (Ganon)

    (don't have a picture up of the Triforce window)

    A few years ago around when I first started quilting and after I learned about stained glass quilts I had this idea to make those windows into wallhangings. And a quilted version of the sea map from the game as well. And last summer I thought of cross stitching the images in the beginning of the game summerizing the story of Ocarina of Time and telling the events of what happened afterwards. So actually The Zelda Project is several projects, but right now I'm working on the stained glass windows (and later the map) as I promised myself I would get the map and at least one of the windows done this year because I have been putting it off so long.

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    Oh, I do remember the Zelda game. Wow, beautiful art work. Will be spectacular translated into fabric. So, if I am getting this straight in my senior brain you can find the fabrics but not at sale prices? Have you tried e-bay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiechunk
    Oh, I do remember the Zelda game. Wow, beautiful art work. Will be spectacular translated into fabric. So, if I am getting this straight in my senior brain you can find the fabrics but not at sale prices? Have you tried e-bay?
    There's a website that has a tool where you put in a color and it will find fabrics that are close to that color. You can narrow it down to brand or fabric line (in this case Moda Marbles). That's how I found a lot of matches for my images. But the website doesn't sell fabrics. So I got the numbers of the fabrics and typed them into Hancocks of Paducah and they don't come up in the search. In fact, they don't come up on any search on any website or Google or Ebay. Actually, I have not seen anything close to the numbers I got (example: Moda marble 4496...supposed to be a hot pink). So I'm kind of wondering if the website also included fabrics that were discontinued and are not in production anymore.

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    I don't have anything helpful I can add, as I don't have any useful ideas, but let me just say WOW tha's going to be freaking amazing when complete. (and also you've reminded me I need to get back into finishing that game, but that's something else entirely).

    I do hope you can get it figured out, it's a shame you're having so much trouble :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    For those following my massive Zelda quilting project, I am very close to color matching all ther various colors in one of my wallhangings...10 out of 14.

    A lot of the help of color matching was achieved with http://moda.fabricmatcher.com/. I had made color keys of each of the windows and then ran it through the fabric matcher website, selected Moda marbles as the fabric line, and out of the results that were given to me I looked through them to see which fabric was the closest match to the color. When I found one that looked close to what I was looking for I'd pull up the image of the stained glass window on Photoshop, delete the sections of that color from the left side of the window, put the image of the fabric on a layer underneath the window image (it would peek through the sections I cut out), and see if it matched the color on the right side of the window. If I got a match I wrote down the 4 digit fabric product ID.

    In other words, this took me a long time to do. At least a full hour total on the one I almost completely matched. Probably more like two.

    So I just went onto Hancock's of Paducah to see the availability of some of these fabrics. Out of the ten I had found for this image I could not find a single one. HOP has the biggest selection of Moda Marbles that I know of (12 pages, 80 results a page) so I'm shocked. I typed in the number. I typed in the number with "moda marble" or "marble". Nothing. I went back to the fabric matcher website and looked at the fabrics again to see if maybe they listed the color's specific name...it didn't get more specific than "red" or "yellow". Nothing like "burgundy" or "sunshine". The website with the fabric matcher doesn't actually sell the fabric or can tell me where I might be able to buy the fabric. Just to be sure the website wasn't giving me the wrong numbers I went to their line of Moda Marbles, pulled the number on the first fabric that popped up, and typed it into the search box on Hancocks........."Christmas red" comes up on Hancocks and both images match.

    I want to cry. The hardest part of this project is trying to match the 10+ colors found in the eight stained glass quilted wall hangings I'm attempting to make. And it was EXHAUSTING to find the ones I did find mostly because the windows are centered around one color and have so many different shades of that color its ridiculous. The one I was almost done with kind of makes me want to never look at another shade of pink or yellowish brown ever again. When I was looking for colors I'd have to take breaks because my brain would get worn out from looking at a lot of the same color in different shades. So I want to break down because all of this mentally exhausting work I did for my project was for nothing.
    Try checking out WebFabrics internet site....she carries every Moda Marble that is out there (I believe)...you can email soft copy the colors you need to them and they will let you know what they have.......very customer friendly!!

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