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Thread: What Kind of Fabrics Do You Gravitate To?

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    Just curious what everyone's faves are. I usually am drawn to bright colors with modern prints and retro geometrics. Hot pinks, bright purples, turquoise, lime greens, yellows, etc. How bout you?

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    I am drawn to clear colors, especially purples, blues, green, cool colors and I love Floral Fabrics!!! Especially if the florals look real, like someone took a picture and reporduced that!!!

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    30's repos... Flowers and pastels ! Oh well EVERYTHING ! I love fabric ! LOL :lol:

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    30's repo, holiday prints, primitive looking fabric

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    I'm really "into" the 1800s stuff, the metallics, the batiks, the paisley, uh, hmmm.... I think I like a whoooooooooooooooole bunch of stuff!!

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    I'm drawn to reproduction fabrics, especially 1800s and 1930s.

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    1800s, '30s, dragon fabric, cute bugs, frogs, bright colors, all batiks, oriental, black and whites, browns and whites...i guess you could say I like it all! I'm NOT into plaids though....:-)

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    Cotton..... :lol:

    Seriously, I have a bit of everything and I just started this stuff. It depends on who I intend on getting the quilt.

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    The right shade and texture of the color I'm looking for.

    Mostly smokey blues and sage greens. I'm trying to steer out of my colorphobe state.

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    It seems I'm always drawn to the lodge-y fabrics, like Pine Creek Crossing or Timber Creek by Holly Taylor for Moda. And flannels....oh my gosh! I'd guess probably 2/3 of my stash is flannels. They call my name! LOL! I just love snuggling up in a nice soft flannel quilt on my couch in the winter and watching TV with my dh! As for colors...deep reds, blues, golds, creams, sage-y greens, rust. Love it. Now you've done it...I wanna go shopping! I need more cottons! :lol:

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    I love the 1800's repros, soft muted fabrics with a cottage feel and I love red and gold. I think mostly what ever grabs me at the moment too.

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    I just love the fall fabric and christmas. However I've been collecting 30's and I do alot of reproduction for history quilts. I have alot of batiks which my stash has been growing. I just love it all!!!

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    I love brights, certain pastels, florals, purples, pinks, blues, reds

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    I tend to go for the darker burgundy..greens..navy...and fall type of colors. I'm trying to break that habit and venture out of my comfort zone..oh no...now I feel the need to shop :mrgreen: maybe as I finish up the fabshophop..I'm sure I'll see something!

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    civil war, reproductions, robin pandolph, 3 sisters, blackbird designs, christmas moda is my favorite :!: :!: :D :D

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    I like warm colors. All the fall colors. And anything that is a soft blue.

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    I love bright colors, pretty little "sprigs" of flowers, patriotic prints, cat prints, maroons -- oh, heck -- I just love fabric :!: :!:

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    I prefer tiny prints, all colors. I love white on white and white on cream too.

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    Great question. I am attracted to 1930's Reproduction, modern fabrics ala Heather Bailey and Any Butler, and last but not least, Shabby Chic type florals and patterns.

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    I like brights, batiks, leaf prints. Tend to run the other way from plaids. :wink:

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    As they say on the home dec shows on TV -- my taste is eclectic. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Unfortunately, when I try to pull from my stash, there is always something missing. Usually the medium value. And then of course, that means a trip to the fabric store. Aw, shucks! :lol:

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    My favorites all tend to be a creamy off white background with smaller flowers, I especially like the multi colored flowers, in one print.

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    I love all fabric, but I'm gravitated to batiks. They tend to speak to me the most......buy me, buy me, buy me! :D
    P.S. And I do!!!

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    Mainly florals, but I need to get out of that habit!

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    Right now I want every thing. My stach is so low I just can't match up to do another quilt top.

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