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Thread: If You Are Making "Stacked Coins"

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    If You Are Making "Stacked Coins"

    When you get to the sashing, would you go very dark, or a lighter neutral? Haven't bought the fabric yet. I am leaning toward one, but will not say which just now. What do you think?
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    The light really sets the rest of the colors off.
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    I agree-the light seems to set the colors

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    Thought I'd prefer the dark, until I saw the light. I definitely prefer how it sets off the colors of those rich batiks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    Thought I'd prefer the dark, until I saw the light. I definitely prefer how it sets off the colors of those rich batiks!!

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    What she said.

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    Same! I thought black was very nice until I saw the light which I prefer now. It gives it a softer touch

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    i vote for the light
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    The light version would show off the colors more if it was even lighter - maybe an almost-white?
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    I agree with Linda in Missouri - I thought I would like the dark until I saw the lighter version. My vote goes for the light. I am looking forward to seeing what YOU decide though when it's all finished. ~smile~
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    I am the renegade here. I like the dark sashing.

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    I love me the light.

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    I like both, but I agree that the light sashing seems to make the colors pop more.

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    I too like the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    I am the renegade here. I like the dark sashing.
    Me too, cjsews. The pattern in the light distracts from the coins, IMHO. Maybe a light with less pattern? I do prefer the dark, however.

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    With the dark sash those coins just glow, whereas with the light, they pale out........

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    I prefer the black. Gives depth to all of the batiks.

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    i vote for light.

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    I like the black .

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    I strongly prefer the dark sashing! Black/dark colors recede, whereas light colors advance. In this case, the dark makes the colors "pop" forward. The light sashing competes with the colors for attention.
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    I think the dark sets off the colors better
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    I've just joined this group - and I like the dark! Maybe it's because I'm from Downunder?

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    I like the dark much better, I think it makes the colors pop more.

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    I usually prefer dark to make colors pronounced but in this case, I believe the light does the trick!! Beautiful!!

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