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    does anyone know if any on-line sites would make up a "kit" of the fabrics for you? This is just a question for future reference. I do not have a big stash and am lousy at picking out fabrics when the pattern calls for many fat quarters of different variations of colors (eg: navy, blue with white, white with blue; then various tans and light browns) The blues don't have purples or teals in them, just various true blues. Anyway, I digress...

    Anyone know of a place that will do that? Might be a good little side-line for a private person too! A personal fabric shopper to go with your personal machine quilter!

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    Quilt Kits in Brighton, Michigan does just that. They have many kits available on their website.

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    Sorry, I left off the url


    www.creativequiltkits.com

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    I'll bet if you went to the LQS they'd be glad to help you with fabric choices. Call ahead and ask if there is a typically slow time you could come in and get their help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    does anyone know if any on-line sites would make up a "kit" of the fabrics for you? This is just a question for future reference. I do not have a big stash and am lousy at picking out fabrics when the pattern calls for many fat quarters of different variations of colors (eg: navy, blue with white, white with blue; then various tans and light browns) The blues don't have purples or teals in them, just various true blues. Anyway, I digress...

    Anyone know of a place that will do that? Might be a good little side-line for a private person too! A personal fabric shopper to go with your personal machine quilter!
    GREAT IDEA, Kitsie! I too am TERRIBLE at colour :? Until you posted it, I never knew what a "kit" even was! :lol: This would be great for me, too since I have pic of quilts I want and patterns but good luck picking out the colours if there aren't any in the store EXACTLY like what's in the pic! :lol:

    Thank you, Kitz!!! *HUGS*

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    I think there is someone on this forum that does that - unfortunately, I don't remember who -

    Maybe someone else can remember ?

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    I know the owners of the LQS's around here (all about an hour away) would help with something like that. I was in one a few weeks ago just browsing and talking to the owner. I told her I wanted to do a bargello and a French braid, but that I was absolutely horrible at picking out fabrics. She told me to come back when I was ready and she would go through the shop with me and help me decide what would work for each quilt. She said that was her favorite thing about owning a shop was to help people decide things like that. So if you have a local LQS, I bet they would be more than happy to help you out.

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    Thanks, all! I'll bookmark this for when I'm ready! (when I win the lottery!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HapaMom
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    does anyone know if any on-line sites would make up a "kit" of the fabrics for you? This is just a question for future reference. I do not have a big stash and am lousy at picking out fabrics when the pattern calls for many fat quarters of different variations of colors (eg: navy, blue with white, white with blue; then various tans and light browns) The blues don't have purples or teals in them, just various true blues. Anyway, I digress...

    Anyone know of a place that will do that? Might be a good little side-line for a private person too! A personal fabric shopper to go with your personal machine quilter!
    Howdy, Bridgette! I'm thinking on-line stores usually have much bigger collections for cheaper but could also be fun to go with a knowledgeable person.



    GREAT IDEA, Kitsie! I too am TERRIBLE at colour :? Until you posted it, I never knew what a "kit" even was! :lol: This would be great for me, too since I have pic of quilts I want and patterns but good luck picking out the colours if there aren't any in the store EXACTLY like what's in the pic! :lol:

    Thank you, Kitz!!! *HUGS*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Quote Originally Posted by HapaMom
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    does anyone know if any on-line sites would make up a "kit" of the fabrics for you? This is just a question for future reference. I do not have a big stash and am lousy at picking out fabrics when the pattern calls for many fat quarters of different variations of colors (eg: navy, blue with white, white with blue; then various tans and light browns) The blues don't have purples or teals in them, just various true blues. Anyway, I digress...

    Anyone know of a place that will do that? Might be a good little side-line for a private person too! A personal fabric shopper to go with your personal machine quilter!
    Howdy, Bridgette! I'm thinking on-line stores usually have much bigger collections for cheaper but could also be fun to go with a knowledgeable person.



    GREAT IDEA, Kitsie! I too am TERRIBLE at colour :? Until you posted it, I never knew what a "kit" even was! :lol: This would be great for me, too since I have pic of quilts I want and patterns but good luck picking out the colours if there aren't any in the store EXACTLY like what's in the pic! :lol:

    Thank you, Kitz!!! *HUGS*
    KITSIE! Yes, onliine stores are the BEST but again, if it's not in a kit, I'm lost :? What I think looks great online when I get it home ... *BLECH* :roll: :lol:

    Yes, it would be fun to shop w/a knowlegeable person. Wish we could find the person on the board who's a "Personal Fabric Shopper"!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy N
    Sorry, I left off the url


    www.creativequiltkits.com
    Thank you, Kathy, I too have saved the link!

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    Most stores carry kits .

    If you are looking for a place where you have the pattern and just want the fabric , most stores would help you with that I would think, mine does :lol:

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    http://creativequiltkits.com

    I made this clickable for us

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy N
    Sorry, I left off the url


    www.creativequiltkits.com

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    if you have the pattern that you want to use, why not take it to a quilt shop and let them help you pick out fabrics, that way you can understand how to pick out the fabrics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    does anyone know if any on-line sites would make up a "kit" of the fabrics for you? This is just a question for future reference. I do not have a big stash and am lousy at picking out fabrics when the pattern calls for many fat quarters of different variations of colors (eg: navy, blue with white, white with blue; then various tans and light browns) The blues don't have purples or teals in them, just various true blues. Anyway, I digress...

    Anyone know of a place that will do that? Might be a good little side-line for a private person too! A personal fabric shopper to go with your personal machine quilter!

    I'm a professional longarm quilter, and many of my clients are new to quilting and ask for my help with fabric and color choices. I help them with ideas and sometimes shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    http://creativequiltkits.com

    I made this clickable for us

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy N
    Sorry, I left off the url


    www.creativequiltkits.com
    Thx Crafty & Karen; looks like that site will help you find an actual already made kit and is a good resource! I'm looking to supply the pattern and fabric amts and say, "Make this up as a kit for me." Probably be pretty pricey, too. I know going with someone would teach me a lot, but I really don't care to learn all about choosing! I'd rather just do the quilt!

    Looks like there are quite a few ways of getting my needs met!

    Thanks all! Hopefully this has helped others, too!

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    John Flynn's quilt shop will do that and they lazer cut the pieces to. Any quilt pattern to order, the last time I was at their website I read that :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    John Flynn's quilt shop will do that and they lazer cut the pieces to. Any quilt pattern to order, the last time I was at their website I read that :wink:
    Thanks, Amma! Here is the link for other interested folks:

    http://www.flynnquilt.com/lasercutkits/custom/
    Must go back there to browse some more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    John Flynn's quilt shop will do that and they lazer cut the pieces to. Any quilt pattern to order, the last time I was at their website I read that :wink:
    Thanks, Amma! Here is the link for other interested folks:

    http://www.flynnquilt.com/lasercutkits/custom/
    Must go back there to browse some more!
    I know this sure helped me! Thank you Kitsie for getting this started! I just don't think I'll EVER get the hang of colour so I too, would rather someone make the kit for me. Going to go check this site out.

    A big thank you to all here for your help!

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    I am a personal fabric shopper for one of the women I know. Last weekend she asked for 14 different 1/2yd batiks. She makes quilted jackets usually for her Mother and I usually pick out her fabric for her. Most often I am on my own, once in a while she is with me. My goal is to teach her how to chose her own fabric.
    I had student and I did her fabric shopping too.

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    Oh that sounds like fun!...Designing quilts and picking out fabrics are some of my favorite things to do. Maybe this could be my after-retirement job!

    I'm retiring in August and could practice now....

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    it is always fun to shop for someone else. I love it because you can get your fabric fix without spending your money.
    If anyone ever wants help picking fabrics. let me know. I love to shop and pick out fabric for people. When I am in a fabric store and I see someone himming and hawing over fabric looking like they are trying to decide. I just butt in and ask them if they are making something. that is usually an noninvasive way to butt in, well at least to me. I have "helped" about 10 different people. Well at least I hope that I have helped them. It is fun seeing what fabrics people like to put together. Sometimes they actually give me ideas for making quilts with different color combos. Now just to find the time and money to put them together. hehe.

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    Yeah, but for you all its a long walk to SW Washington! your friends/clients are very fortunate to have you!

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    That would be so cool. I would love that.

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    Hi Kitsie,
    I will PM you a name tomorrow of a lady who does this....too late tonite to go dig it up.

    Laurie

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