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Thread: what kind of fabrics do you buy the most.

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    Super Member yetta's Avatar
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    I buy a lot of batiks, I like the bali pops..what fabrics do you buy and use or buy and don"t use just keep it around,thinking it will be used for somthing,I buy a lot of that..can"t figure out what to do with it...we have so many quilters here from all over the world, its wonderful..

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    Quilting cottons that I can find on sale. I love batiks, 40's, and blenders.

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    Black. I tend to incorporate black into my designs so I end up having to buy black fabric for them.

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    My stash will outlive me....so....I'm trying to find TOT blenders to use with the vast amount of focus fabrics that I have collected.
    Those darn Batiks keep calling my name tho..... I remember when they first came out maybe 10 or so years ago and it seemed that NO ONE wanted them and they ended up in the clearence section. Of course, that is when my collection began and I just kept adding all I could find to my stash. I just LOVE to pull out some of those ''oldies but goodies''

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    My very favorites are the 30's repos and now batiks! Also LOVE anything with animals on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetta
    I buy a lot of batiks, I like the bali pops..what fabrics do you buy and use or buy and don"t use just keep it around,thinking it will be used for somthing,I buy a lot of that..can"t figure out what to do with it...we have so many quilters here from all over the world, its wonderful..
    I like the batiks too; have a lot of them but don't use them much. I am afraid I will use one and want it later for something and not be able to get any more. :roll: I also like collections since I seem to have a terrible time coordinating fabrics. I always sewed apparel so everything always matched, now with quilting that is not the case and is very difficult for me to wrap my mind around it.

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    I've always worked with batiks and blacks. For some reason now when I'm in a fabric shop I'm drawn to large, dark floral prints--burgandies, blacks, navies with large flowers. What am I going to do with them??? Who knows, but they sure are beautiful LOL.

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    I buy mostly Moda Marbles and Moda Bella solids, that way when I'm in a shop and a gorgeous print catches my eye, I can be fairly certain I'll have complimentary colors for it at home.

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    Scraps,scraps and more scraps.

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    I buy collections and charm squares. At this time in my life I do not enjoy putting together my own fabric selections. I like piecing and finishing the quilt with fabrics that I know are designed to work together. I enjoy batiks, 30 fabrics and beautiful florals. I guess that I pretty much just love fabric.

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    Can't bring myself to use a solid so TOT with my prints.

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    First of all, I have to admit that I try to learn from my mistakes I made in the past. I was an avid scrapbooker, and buying just the latest and greatest supplies was part of the fun. I ended up with a huge amount of stuff I'll probably never use up, which doesn't make me feel good.

    With this experience in mind, I try to avoid spontaneous purchases of fabric just b/c I like the fabric. If I did, I probably had to buy more storage furniture and my sewing area would be full. No good feeling at all to me.
    Therefor I try just to buy the amount of fabric I need for my quilting project in mind. As I don't want to run short, there are always some left-overs, but not a huge amount of it. Now I ended up buying some yards of Kona cotton in snow white to make a scrap quilt with it and my "left overs". To give an answer to the question: There is no special kind of fabric I buy the most but just what I want to work with for the next quilt. Does this make sense?

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    I still buy lots of solids in all colors (except black) and flower prints.

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    Cheryl, I do the samething as you, I stick with the collection.

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    Fabric is like chocolate it is all good!

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    Honestly...I thought I had a GREAT stash..an assortment of everything. UNTIL I went to make a quilt for a guy. All my stuff is mostly girly. I got quite a kick out of that actually..does that I mean I get to buy more?? =)

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    Boy,i like it all.It's nice to have the collections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneT
    First of all, I have to admit that I try to learn from my mistakes I made in the past. I was an avid scrapbooker, and buying just the latest and greatest supplies was part of the fun. I ended up with a huge amount of stuff I'll probably never use up, which doesn't make me feel good.

    With this experience in mind, I try to avoid spontaneous purchases of fabric just b/c I like the fabric. If I did, I probably had to buy more storage furniture and my sewing area would be full. No good feeling at all to me.
    Therefor I try just to buy the amount of fabric I need for my quilting project in mind. As I don't want to run short, there are always some left-overs, but not a huge amount of it. Now I ended up buying some yards of Kona cotton in snow white to make a scrap quilt with it and my "left overs". To give an answer to the question: There is no special kind of fabric I buy the most but just what I want to work with for the next quilt. Does this make sense?
    sure does...

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    I buy a lot of black, bright colors and a lot of fat quarters to use for my scrappy quilts

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    Batiks are my downfall... others that call my name get brought home too :D:D:D

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    I like a lot of different things. I hadn't heard about Batiks until I started hanging out here, it's really growing on me. Blue/yellow being my favorite color combo.

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    When the fabric is on clearance I buy it. I have a big enough stash I don't care what design or color it is, as long as it's a super sale. I have a Go so I cut most of the sale buys into precuts. It's easier to store in dark, mediums, and lights when it's pre cut.

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    Batiks are my weakness! I can't walk through the store and not look at them. One LQS has them just as you come in the door. It takes me a while to get very far into the store. :)

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    I like all 30's repros, solids are always good to have and the new tone on tone or tye dye look, and beautiful florals on dark or light backgrounds. And I love scraps.I just wish I had some of it all and used it.

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    I have a serious weakness for Christmas fabrics and brights with dots on them

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