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Thread: Quilts with white in them, noticing them and they are very appealing

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    Have seen a few photos of quilts done with more white than usual and am liking them, the white in them combined with the vintage type fabric is very nice. Now I am going to have to pick up some nice quality white fabric. Always getting ideas from the this site!

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    also ones with black are very stricking too

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    I agree. I feel like I can breathe with these quilts with lots of white.

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    I agree that they make striking and/or very elegant looking quilts :D:D:D

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    Oh yes, I agree also!

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    Me, too. I want to do a 30's repo with white. Already have the fabric. :)

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    I love to use white, plain or tone on tone.
    A good one it you don't want a stark white is Kona Snow.
    It's just slightly off white and is great with all fabrics but especially with 30's fabrics.
    You can get it at Handcocks of Paducka for $3.98 a yard.
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-KONA-1339 snow
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-KONA-1387 white

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    Where can I find solid color fabric either Moda Basics or something similar for a reasonable price....not the whites but colors like reds, turquoise, etc.?

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    I prefer the tone-on-tone to the solid white fabrics.
    They add a lot of interest to the finished block.
    Also prefer the off white tone-on-tones for scrappy quilts.

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    Joanns has solid colors & lots of on line places too.

    Quote Originally Posted by mama's place
    Where can I find solid color fabric either Moda Basics or something similar for a reasonable price....not the whites but colors like reds, turquoise, etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg
    Have seen a few photos of quilts done with more white than usual and am liking them, the white in them combined with the vintage type fabric is very nice. Now I am going to have to pick up some nice quality white fabric. Always getting ideas from the this site!
    I agree! I had never ever owned any white fabric, would never think of using it, never even considered it, until I made a couple baby quilts not too long ago. I had bought a couple yards of "plain old boring" white mainly to embroider quilt labels, and I used a little in some of the baby quilts - - they SPARKLED because of that white in them. Made me look at "plain old boring white" in a whole new way!

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    I like using white, too. It's very cheery to work on. Here are a few I've done...
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    I know!! My thing is white with bits of reds here and there. Yummy.

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    I like using solid whites for a more graphic, modern style.

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    you know, you are so right. i'm seeing white now and asking myself when will i get around to it-they're so neat and clean looking. jet black has the same effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RST
    I like using solid whites for a more graphic, modern style.

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    your avatar is a great example! is the last row of circles applique?

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    The white quilts are lovely, anxious to try sewing with the white. However, I promised myself I would finish up my ufo's before I even considered a new project.

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    I'm making my daughter's quilt & bordering all the blocks in white - Its coming out beautiful!

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    I love white in quilts, too! The first quilt I make for ME is going to have a lot of white. I love how it sets off the colors. They look so clear and the whole quilt so crisp and clean.

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    Sounds like your ready to make one!

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    I use a lot of white but as for white on white, be careful! The "white-on-white" will turn beige. It has for me!

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    I am attracted to quilts that use a solid color or tone on tone in the background. It gives your eyes someplace to rest. I like bed size quilts and they just feel more soothing in the bedroom verses a quilt with everything running into each other. Also, I like the old fashioned abstract quality and vivid designs. This also gives you the opportunity to show off your quilting in the blank areas. I have a bug to do a double wedding ring quilt with batiks in the rings and a dark muslin colored background to replace an older quilt on my bed that is all done in oriental fabric diamonds that has just a white diamond border.

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    Please feel free to post photos of your quilts with white in them, I love looking at them!

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    Buy your white fabric wherever you buy your other fabric. Sometimes combining several whites on whites are beautiful too. If you have scraps combining is a great way to use them up. Some of the greatest quilters do that. You can never go wrong with a white on white background with scraps for your pieces - very vintage looking!!

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    I have never had my white on white fabric turn beige and I have been quilting with them for years.

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