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Thread: Would you ever use silver and gold together?

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    Would you ever use silver and gold together?

    Just wondering if you would ever use fabric with gold metallic and fabric with silver metallic, together in the same project.

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    Don't know why not - they mix them in jewelry

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    As long as it coordinates with the other fabrics...SURE! I actually like gold/silver together.

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    Why not? Remember: there are no rules!

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    Almost never ! I find it tough to mix the two. The gold in most metalics is so over powering to the silver. Most silver metalics are blue( winter type) , a few purple, and a couple black... so the base fabrics make it limiting. I would love to see a combo metalic with both I think it would make it easier to combine . The ultimate would have sliver, gold and a copper colored metalic ... a girl can dream !
    I actually experimented with some Moda Marbles and fabric paint .. did a spatter style paint in metalics of the three. It got me the results I was looking for ... just messy process.
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    I would for a Christmas themed project. Reminds me of the song sung by Burl Ives, "Silver and Gold."

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    I think it would have to depend on how it looks together. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. You will know when you look at it. Go with your instincts.
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    Nope, but I don't mix gold and silver jewelry either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    I would for a Christmas themed project. Reminds me of the song sung by Burl Ives, "Silver and Gold."
    When I read the post I started to sing that song, lol

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    I don't think I would in a quilt. Unless of course the fabrics worked well together.

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    I shy away from the metallics. People keep giving them to me and I use them. They are always thrilled with the out come, but I just don't buy them myself. In what little I've done with them, I prefer silver and gold separate unless it is a scrap quilt, then anything goes ;-)
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    I would. But I mix yellow gold and white gold diamond jewelry with plastic and rhinestones jewelry too. Never thought not to. If it looks good to me then that's all that matters for me.
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    I agree that I use gold tones and silver from time to time and I think that constitutes the same thing.
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    Sure would.

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    Good enough for Burl Ives! I would mix them. I have a two- tone watch that I've wrn for 20 years! No one's arrested me yet! Mix them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Don't know why not - they mix them in jewelry

    Me too - love mixing gold and silver with copper too. Life is too boring not to take some chances out there!
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    I would. I love the look of gold and silver jewelry together and I have gold and silver bathroom fixtures. Of course, I also have red paint on my living room walls and have painted my end table and TV table purple and purple pillows on my couch.

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    I've used them in a scrap quilt because they were in my scrap pile. I would use them in a quilt but there are not as many nice gold ones as there are silver. It would depend on what the background colour was, I guess.

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    I would...I mix yellow and white gold all the time in my jewelery and I love the way it looks.
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    Absolutely. Especially for Christmas!

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    Sure...go ahead...they definitely can go together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Don't know why not - they mix them in jewelry
    That's my feeling, too. I know the "rules" used to say it was a no-no but that was then & this is now!
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