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Thread: What should I get.

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    Depending on the car situation, I'm planning on going to a fabric store later this week, in which all fabric is 1.99/yrd. Being new to quilting, and not quite sure what pattern I want to do first, I'm unsure what to buy. My budget is probably about $30, and I do plan on getting some fall and/or Christmas fabric to make holiday napkins with.

    I did go a couple weeks ago and got around five fabrics, all in one yard pieces. With out realizing it, most don't go with anything else, and some I like, I'm just not sure what to do with.

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    Post pictures of what you have already and we'll be able to give you all kinds of ideas as to what to put with what you already have to create something really nice.

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    Would love to see pics of what you already have :mrgreen:

    What a great deal on the fabric :thumbup:

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    Here is what I have, along with the amounts. Some of this was from my last trip to that store, some from Walmart, and some from Jo-Anne's I have more then I thought I did.

    Pumkins, 20 inches
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    Diary farm, 1yrd
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    Leaves. 8 inches
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    blue skulls 6 inches
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    Pink heart skull. 2.5 yrds, plus more in scraps (I love this fabric)
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    purple 1 yrd
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    apples and pears 1 yrd
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    purple swirls 25 inches
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    Christmas Joy 1yrd
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    red christmas 1yrd
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    Jelly roll strips. Some I have used for other projects
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    Winnie the Poo 1yrd but need most for a pillow case
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    Blue stars 1.2 yards, but need some for the pillow case
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    Pink .7 yards but need some for the pillow case
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    You can make a scrappy quilt. Here is a good website with free patterns to the right side.

    http://www.quiltville.com/index.html

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    I have some of the dairy farm and it is kinda homespun. I thought to use it for backing for placemats and make hot pads to go with. Just my idea. I like them. Good luck.

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    Since you have all prints - perhaps you could use that as a focus fabric and get some solid fabrics that will go with it. I think we have all been in your place - just trial and error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis
    Since you have all prints - perhaps you could use that as a focus fabric and get some solid fabrics that will go with it. I think we have all been in your place - just trial and error.
    That was my same thought. When I started buying fabrics I picked out prints that called to me. Then I realized I needed solids and blenders to tie them together. When my fabric store ran a huge sale on Kona cottons and got a yard of most of the colors. I have used those a lot.

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    What colors do you recommend I get to start with? Also is there a pattern that you recommend I start with?

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    You have a lot of pattern with red in it. I would get some red variety, some greens, and some ochre-beige-yellow-gold. That way you can make your christmassy items and do something scrappy with your stash.

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    Decide what you want to make. Napkins and placemats? Then decide which fabric you want to start with. Say the pumpkin fabric. Cut a little corner off or scan a page of the fabric. Take this to the store and try to find at least 2 fabrics to go with it. Say a background tan or cream or whatever you think looks good. Then pick another fabric that you think looks good. You might even find several. You can't match up all your fabrics at once but eventually using this system you'll use them all. I have found that when I buy a fabric I try to get at least 1 if not 2 that will go with it.

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    If you decide to make placemats, you could make them reversible with fall on one side and christmas on the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    If you decide to make placemats, you could make them reversible with fall on one side and christmas on the other.
    I never thought about that. It would cut the number of sets I would need to make for different holidays in half.

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