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Old 01-17-2017, 02:06 PM
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I find that I love quilts with white backgrounds and am wanting to make a scrappy quilt to use up some fabric. Do you use plain white (like Kona) or white-on-white? Pictures aren't usually close up enough to see--it just looks white. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:19 PM
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I like white on white but I have seen some quilts with plain white and they were very nice. It's whatever you prefer.
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Either one. Depends what I have.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:24 PM
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I like white, personally. But I've seen a lot of quilts that had a white on white pattern that looked nice.

I think I like the plain white because it really shows off the quilting the way I like.

Just my opinion,of course.

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Old 01-17-2017, 03:35 PM
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I prefer something that has some depth, like Moda Marbles, or their Grunge line. Don't really care for the white-on-whites with the sort of plasticky-looking prints.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:39 PM
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I personally always use white on white. I feel it gives a bit of dimension to the white - but there are some of my friends who do not like it and use the Kona. It is a personal choice.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:38 PM
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Personal choice but I like white on white. I seem to find that it doesn't show the seam allowance as much as a plain white does. But I also tend to use a lot of creams and other model and light fabrics as my whites.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:06 PM
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White on white for me. I like the subtlety of pattern that you don't see from a distance. Reminds me of finding pictures in the Highlights magazine when I was a kid.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:15 PM
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Both for me. I have a Pinterest Quilt Board and looked at it recently and noticed that I "saved" mostly quilts that had a lot of white it them and were mostly scrappy.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:23 PM
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I would recommend a white on white, in fact you may want to get several and inter-mix them since the rest of the quilt is scrappy. I say this because when I was making a Double Irish chain, I was using a pansy fabric with green on the outside edge. I kept putting it together and used 3 different greens until I finally settled. (Can't tell you how many of the blocks I took apart.) Then when I was finally done, was getting it ready to hand quilt when I saw someone using the white on white and that was it. I set a square of her fabric on top of the white fabric in the quilt and i just popped. I was SO tempted to take the full sized quilt apart but I haven't. It is still waiting for the quilting to be finalized. (That was about 8 years ago.)

So if nothing else, I suggest you audition the 2 before making a decision.
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