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Thread: Made the wrong fabric choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by yweinst View Post
    I debated and debated yesterday at the fabric store about two of my fabrics for a quilt I am working on, I didn't feel confident with the choice I made but bought the fabric anyway. I brought it home and started piecing my quilt and was really unhappy with the choices I made. I've decided to scrap those two fabrics before I do more work with the quilt. I've found better fabric choices on www.fabric.com. It is just so frustrating to buy the wrong fabric and to have to rebuy essentially.
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    I love fabric.com. Get so much fabric from there. Prices are great and they have a pretty good selection.

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    I had that happen way back when I first started quilting. I went into my LQS looking for specific colors that they didn't have in stock. I had a picture of a quilt that I had fallen in love with, and wanted to reproduce it as closely as possible. Well, the employee there insisted I could use other colors and fabrics and it would look the same - NOT! I HATED the fabrics she cut for me, and putting them in that quilt did not make me like them any better. I ended up wadding the whole thing up and throwing it in the garbage. Now I know better - if they don't have fabrics I want, I walk away. Find it elsewhere or wait a couple of months for new fabrics to come in.

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    Would the fabric work for the backing? I really like pieced backs and if the color or print is not just right it could still look great on the back side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clements View Post
    Would the fabric work for the backing? I really like pieced backs and if the color or print is not just right it could still look great on the back side.
    I don't think it will work for the back. I do have a nice fabric that will though.

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    The trick to using a not-quite-right fabric is to add more fabrics. This obviously works better in a scrap quilt than a planned quilt.

    My experience with fabric.com isn't the best. First, they say they have something (on their site) and then later, after I have ordered and paid, they say they don't. I've had that happen probably 10 times and seldom shop there anymore. If I planned on it for a particular quilt,I am out of luck. Second, the fabrics I've received don't look like they do on my monitor - and I check it on several monitors before I order. I've got two bolts downstairs right now that meet that description and no idea of when I'll ever use them for for what I'll use them. They sure don't work with the project for which I bought them!

    I hope you have better luck with them.

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    Well it's something we have all done. Although it wasn't the right choice for this quilt I'm sure it will find it's way into something else.

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    I made a mystery quilt, so really did not know how all of my choices would work. Well, one really wasn't the greatest, but at least it was only a small part of the whole.....The only ones who really notice are other quilters. LOL.... It is still a UFO right now. Have more pressing ones to finish.

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