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Old 05-03-2012, 10:47 AM
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This subject was touched upon a while back but since it didn't impact me at the time I paid little attention to it. Now I need to find a pale batik in very light olive green or blue that tends more to a country blue, or gold or maybe even a few other colors. TO MATCH fabric I purchased at JoAnn's. I need a dark (chose PEWTER TOSSED BRANCH), a medium (chose ROBE SCROLLING DOTS EARTH) and now would like to find a light in any a very pastel of any color in the other two pieces. I'm not beyond choosing a much darker batik and using what I have for the medium and light. I absolutely love the two pieces I did pick out. Not the colors that I went in looking for, but colors I'm absolutely in love with.

I wish I could post pictures, but I don't have a half a day to sit in front of this computer.

JoAnn's on line, has a couple choices that might be good, but it's so difficult to tell on the computer.

Can really pale batiks be found? I may have to resort to a tonal print, but I'm not wanting to.
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Yes, many pale batiks. Try eQuilter.com and hancocks-paducah.com. I think equilter's color presentation is very good (though depends some on your monitor, too), and there is a color-matching tool as well.
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Yes, many pale batiks. Try eQuilter.com and hancocks-paducah.com. I think equilter's color presentation is very good (though depends some on your monitor, too), and there is a color-matching tool as well.
Thanks! will be checking!
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We carry a LOT of pale batiks:

http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co..._by_color.html

I'll post pictures of some of them that might work with your colors. (We have others...)

The last one, I need to get a better picture of. The colors are medium shades of mustardy-gold through olive and beige, with a lot more green than this picture shows. It may be darker than what you want but it does have the olive tones.
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Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
Thanks! will be checking!
Found several I like, thank heavens, Equilts sells half yard pieces and I'm not in a hurry
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Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
We carry a LOT of pale batiks:

http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co..._by_color.html

I'll post pictures of some of them that might work with your colors. (We have others...)

The last one, I need to get a better picture of. The colors are medium shades of mustardy-gold through olive and beige, with a lot more green than this picture shows. It may be darker than what you want but it does have the olive tones.

Can't see any pics, but I did go to the link and found a couple that might be just right.
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Sorry! I posted the reply right away and then went back in to add the pictures.

By the way... our minimum cut on the batiks is just a quarter-yard. Sometimes what works best is to get a little bit of several different colors... and this way, you don't have to buy more than you really need :-)
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Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
Sorry! I posted the reply right away and then went back in to add the pictures.

By the way... our minimum cut on the batiks is just a quarter-yard. Sometimes what works best is to get a little bit of several different colors... and this way, you don't have to buy more than you really need :-)
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I have purchased the perfect blue snowflake/swirl with metalic silver batiks from this store and I agree, those 1/4 yard cuts give me a lot of different fabric choices/patterns to finish my blue and silver log cabin. Guess it depends on how much fabric you are needing but a lot of stores only cut 1/2 or a full yard and that was not what I needed for my quilt. Great prices and fast shipping too!!!
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Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
We carry a LOT of pale batiks:

http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co..._by_color.html

I'll post pictures of some of them that might work with your colors. (We have others...)

The last one, I need to get a better picture of. The colors are medium shades of mustardy-gold through olive and beige, with a lot more green than this picture shows. It may be darker than what you want but it does have the olive tones.

I've got my eye on the first one------others are too blue, I think. And I'm trying to avoid directional designs.
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Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
Sorry! I posted the reply right away and then went back in to add the pictures.

By the way... our minimum cut on the batiks is just a quarter-yard. Sometimes what works best is to get a little bit of several different colors... and this way, you don't have to buy more than you really need :-)

I need several yards, but for samples a fat quarter is fine.
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