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    This fabric is called Coming At You in 3-D by Hoffman. I have been making pillowcases for my Grandchildren using my pattern since 2007 and thought I have done pretty good choosing the coordinating fabrics. I have orders for pillowcases from ladies in town but one of the ladies does not want bright fabrics to go with the butterflies--well the butterfly fabric is bright. I made one using a yellow with white dots but I am not sure about the pink/peach small trim. Please let me know what you think. Anyway, I am posting photos--hope they come through.
    I forgot to tell you that when you look through 3-D glasses the images pop right off the fabric--Really cool.

    Okay, what about the green with yellow trim. I just laid it the green on top--not sewn yet.

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    your pillowcasses are lovely....not sure if i like the yellow and pale pink with it....what it you used a solid green and a lighter shade of blue?

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    I like the brighter ones better. I don't see any pink in the butterflies, so maybe you could replace the pink on the next one with a darker color from the butterflies. I really love the one with the planets.

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    It's OK the pink/peach it does not come right out and says here I am but it works.

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    There is actually Hot Pink in the a couple of the butterflies. I did have a green with the yellow but there is so much green it just washed out. Also, tried all the lighter blues and it just looked like it did not belong. I just don't know what else to try. Maybe if I could find something for the band and use the yellow as the trim. These samples are going to be small travel pillowcases.

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    That's such awesome fabric! However, not crazy about the pink and yellow with it.
    Nice!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyosue
    There is actually Hot Pink in the a couple of the butterflies. I did have a green with the yellow but there is so much green it just washed out. Also, tried all the lighter blues and it just looked like it did not belong. I just don't know what else to try. Maybe if I could find something for the band and use the yellow as the trim. These samples are going to be small travel pillowcases.
    yeah its hard to tell fabrics online sometimes...i have ordered fabric online and when it came it was not what i was expcting...btw i am so jealous of where you live...beautiful country up there

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    I like the green & yellow better than the pink & yellow.

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    I love them all except the pink trim. Maybe try a deeper/brighter pink?

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    yeah I wouldn't use the pink, doesn't really go

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    I think I'd show her the red and blue one because I think she'd change her mind. If she doesn't like it you have a new one for DGK.
    Oops, didn't notice the last one was the same kind. I really like it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    your pillowcasses are lovely....not sure if i like the yellow and pale pink with it....what it you used a solid green and a lighter shade of blue?
    I agree. The lighter colors don't stand up to the main fabric. The rest are lovely!

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    I showed her deeper colors and she does not want anything bright or dark :?:

    She won't come out to look at my fabric so I have to take it to her. Maybe soon I will find a combination she will like. I guess if you really like green that one is okay.

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I was just going make some up with what I thought she would like but I think I will just cut fat quarters of everything I have that I think will work and let her choose.

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    the yellow with lighter shade of green catches my eye.
    I love the butterfly fabric

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    Thank you--You should see the fabric with the 3-D glasses. Those Butterflies just pop right out at you. Same with the Fish and Space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    I like the green & yellow better than the pink & yellow.
    Same here.

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    I agree
    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    I like the green & yellow better than the pink & yellow.
    Same here.

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    Not sure if you want to buy additional fabrics, but Hoffman has free patterns made up for each of the three 3D fabrics, with color-matched 1895 hand-dyes. You can go here:

    http://hoffmanfabrics.com/content/co...asp?FolderID=7

    scroll down the page a little and find the free patterns, download them and it'll give you a list of the matching hand-dyes.

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    Butterflies - The red border or a thin gold strip and a navy border

    fish - the right blue border

    space is great

    Bottom- Just another choice? Not my fav.

    They are all very cool! :thumbup:

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    Love the first and last ones.

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    I like the green and yellow since she doesn't want too bright.

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    The last one is the best if she doesn't want bright.It looks elegant.

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    Love the green/yellow with the butterflies, all of the fish & space ones. Could you use a medium yellow cast tan instead of the pink? Understand she doesn't want darks or brights so a brown picked up from the butterflies won't work but I see some lighter shades also. Would that work?

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    On the butterfly fabric, if the colors on the screen are true, then I'd use a gold on the border close to the color of one of the butterflies, and a fern green piping to tie it all together. Usually you can't go wrong by pulling colors out of the actual fabric.

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    Love your pillowcases. I like the first and last pillowcases with butterfiles, but not sure about the second one with pink and yellow. Love the earlier suggestion of green with light blue. I
    d definitely stay with the colors within the pillowcase and use a shade lighter and/or a shade darker.
    Your customers will love them no matter what. Looks like you are having fun with these. :thumbup:

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