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Scrappy quilts - picking the fabric?

Old 09-15-2011, 07:24 PM
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I have a pattern for a scrappy quilt and need 10 fabrics. When you pick fabrics for your scrappy quilts do you try to coordinate the colors /patterns or just pick the first one you see?
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:26 PM
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I just use whatever fabrics I have.
Once, I used only blue fabrics & it turned out pretty.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:30 PM
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Watch tone only, then go for it!!!!
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by alikat110
Watch tone only, then go for it!!!!
Thanks for this, because I have wondered this same thing..and, I am trying to quit being so "matchy-matchy"...
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:24 PM
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learning to just go for it and grab a fabric from the box
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:36 PM
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That's the main idea of a scrappy quilt .... using scraps .... just go for it!! :-)
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:38 PM
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I pay attention to nothing when doing a scrap quilt. Anything goes. Actually I love to throw the ugliest fabrics into my scrap quilts. I always love the results.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:40 PM
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I love scrappy quilts and making them....however, I too, "choose" my fabrics....need to learn to go for it!
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:42 PM
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I do controlled scrappies and pick fabrics. More time consuming but more satisfying to me.
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I use everything in the stash! My only "rule" is not to put like colors side by side.
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