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Thread: What Color Fabric is Hardest To Find?

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    After looking in 2-3 places, I can usually find the shade of whatever color I need.
    Last wk I was stumped trying to find rose color yardage.The stores have pale pink,hot pink,reddish pink ,a purple pink....but no rose.
    Was afraid to trust colors on line & finally bought the 2yds I needed. It's close, but still not the perfect rose. :roll: :roll:

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    For awhile I could find a lot of purple, but right now it is hard to find.

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    Colors go in and out of style regularly. For a long time it was impossible to find yellows. That's one reason why quilters build a "stash".

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    What color fabric is hardest to find?
    Usually the color I need to finish off an almost complete quilt.

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    I think the raspberries and the orchids are the hardest to find, personally. When i like something, I really want a very distinctive shade of it.
    I am getting better at finding things online, but you can only tell to a degree. I'm not picky, I just care a lot, lol! :XD:

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    Every year the palette changes... I have been collecting a particular shade of turquoise and lavendar for 4 years now... It will take me 25 years to get what I need at this rate :roll: :lol::lol: :D:D:D

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    Whatever color you really need!! Or that's the case for me.

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    Reds are hard to find. There are lots of reds but never in the shade I want/need at the time.

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    Amen to that :thumbup:

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    I have been looking for peach. All I find is either too yellow or too prange or too pink

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    I find that yellow/black or gold/black combo's are hard to find.

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    Grey and brown are almost impossible to find around here.

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    Hunter green. I can never find any nice dark green fabric.

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    Pinks to purples, and in between. Usually the ones you are looking for~

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2
    After looking in 2-3 places, I can usually find the shade of whatever color I need.
    Last wk I was stumped trying to find rose color yardage.The stores have pale pink,hot pink,reddish pink ,a purple pink....but no rose.
    Was afraid to trust colors on line & finally bought the 2yds I needed. It's close, but still not the perfect rose. :roll: :roll:
    The one I need, of course!

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    I had that same problem while looking for some peach.
    Quote Originally Posted by katiebear1
    I have been looking for peach. All I find is either too yellow or too prange or too pink

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    For me, it has been tone on tone black. I can find blacks that read gray, or blue/black or green/black but just not plain dark black. I can easily find black and white prints but they have way too much white to use as a background. I even find it difficult to get plain solid black. Can you tell yet that I need black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    For me, it has been tone on tone black. I can find blacks that read gray, or blue/black or green/black but just not plain dark black. I can easily find black and white prints but they have way too much white to use as a background. I even find it difficult to get plain solid black. Can you tell yet that I need black?
    Have you tried Kona Cotton's Amish Black?

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    True too many reds are orange and odly enough many people seem to like only the true red and not the orange reds.

    Quote Originally Posted by quilterjody
    Reds are hard to find. There are lots of reds but never in the shade I want/need at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterjody
    Reds are hard to find. There are lots of reds but never in the shade I want/need at the time.
    reds are the hardest to match up, for sure!

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    It seems the color I need is the one I cannot find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterjody
    Reds are hard to find. There are lots of reds but never in the shade I want/need at the time.
    Me too. I just bought a Laurel Burch fabric that is black, grey and some kind of funky reddish-rust-cranberry looking thing. I hope I can match it. I'm glad I didn't order the red on line. It would never have gone. Good luck with your chase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    It seems the color I need is the one I cannot find!
    Yup, that's me!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN
    Quote Originally Posted by justme2
    After looking in 2-3 places, I can usually find the shade of whatever color I need.
    Last wk I was stumped trying to find rose color yardage.The stores have pale pink,hot pink,reddish pink ,a purple pink....but no rose.
    Was afraid to trust colors on line & finally bought the 2yds I needed. It's close, but still not the perfect rose. :roll: :roll:
    The one I need, of course!
    Definately the one I need!

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    I needed a grey for a cat quilt. For some reason it was hard to find the right shade of solid grey!

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