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Something I learned today about deciding colors

Old 09-21-2010, 03:51 PM
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When you decide to do a quilt and wondering what colors you can use with a certain color you have picked out, you can pick up paint color pamphlets at your local paint store, Lowe's or Menards. My friend had a pile of them today that she had gotten.

I never would have thought of that in a million years until she told me so thought I'd pass it along. :-)
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:53 PM
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I've used paint chips too and I used to have a Jinny Beyer ring of fabric samples as well.....all great helpers...
I'm really interested in your avatar quilt, is it posted in pictures some place so that I can see the larger version?
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i have also seen something like a color wheel, where you chose one color and the contrasting colors are at one window and the coordinating colors are at another...cool idea too!

p.s. i have no clue where you would find something like that!

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I have pictures on my photobucket site. Thank you for asking
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Norene B
When you decide to do a quilt and wondering what colors you can use with a certain color you have picked out, you can pick up paint color pamphlets at your local paint store, Lowe's or Menards. My friend had a pile of them today that she had gotten.

I never would have thought of that in a million years until she told me so thought I'd pass it along. :-)
Great idea!! I wouldn't have thought of it either??? Although I did save a bunch of them years ago but didn't have a clue what I was going to do with them??? DUH! :lol:
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:25 PM
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Great tip!
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:26 PM
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A color wheel is a great tool for coordinating colors...they can easily be found at many art stores and office supply stores. I have one I really like that I got at Office Depot.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:30 PM
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I just checked out your photobucket pics. All I can say is, "WOW!!!" :shock: You have some beautiful quilts!! :thumbup:
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I second the wow! Beautiful quilts.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:33 PM
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Thank you for sharing this tip :D:D:D
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