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Thread: What was Hoffman Fabrics thinking?

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    Given the beauty of the first three fabrics, what was the point of the fourth?

    Anyone have any ideas, at all?
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    Yes, this is truly gray. With silver metallic.
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    Ummm...what was the fourth?
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    I don't see a fourth

    Oh there it is. I kinda like it. It is like watching "it's a Wonderful Life "

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    And... how about this one? At least the coloring is warmer, and not so stark. Gold metallic here.

    They're from the 2010 holiday lineup.
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    Never mind you were posting as I was lol
    I actually kind of like it-perhaps there is something wrong with me lol
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    The fifth one is the one that does not do it for me :-)

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    I dunno, But i like it, it gives great contrast..and there is silverish coloring in the other ones too..Personaly I think they all go very nice together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Never mind you were posting as I was lol
    I actually kind of like it-perhaps there is something wrong with me lol
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    Well... I always think that the manufacturers must be doing some sort of market research, to figure out what the customers want. But... sometimes I see a fabric and wonder what they were thinking.

    They've run the first cardinal print for probably the better part of a decade. Maybe longer. It's hard to improve on a design that's already pretty near perfect!

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    Yes the first is an all time favorite I think
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    PS Will you be carrying the stark one?

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    Hoffman is also doing the cardinals in a half-size this year too. I think they're kinda cute. I could tell the sales rep was not keen on it, though. She said that she hadn't sold any of the larger gray version yet. Though I don't think she's had the samples for very long, so it's probably too early to tell.
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    I actually like the gray and metallic silver fabric. One could get very creative with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Will you be carrying the stark one?
    Oh, no... I just don't think I could bring myself to order that one.

    I miss the red in the birds.

    Miss...

    ...miss...

    .......miss...

    I'm just thrilled that they're bringing back the first one again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    I actually like the gray and metallic silver fabric. One could get very creative with it.
    What would you combine it with, Ducky? I didn't see anything else in Hoffman's lineup that was gray. At least, not that dark a gray. They didn't even show any silver-gray ones in the 2010 holiday lines. They've done pewter-black tones before, in their Asian groups, but those always had gold metallic, not silver.

    I just checked their site, looking for the "28S" colorway, to see if they had ANYTHING else to go with this... and the closest is this intriguing swirl one (can you see the birds in it?) but it is white and silver. The cardinal one has no really light tones in it to tie in directly with the white.
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    I like the grayish one, and the "ducky" one if that's its name.

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    I don't see why a white couldn't be incorporated... Actually, what I saw in my mind's eye was a gradation from very light grays down to blacks. But I would think a deep burgundy or deep olive green in sashing or border would make a rich look.

    LOL!!! Hey, I've never been accused of having great taste and talent in putting fabrics together. Though, I truly love the colored samples you showed us, too. I love anything with cardinals.

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    Well, I almost *always* can be called way too literal in my interpretations of the fabrics. Which is why I'm stuck on having red cardinals, and of course all daffodil fabrics (for me) have to be yellow, white, with maybe a little peach but not pink ('cause those "pink daffodils" aren't truly pink)...

    Maybe the more artsy folks need to do a serious intervention with me! :-)

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    I think that some reds would make the grey/silver fabric pop!

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    I love the fourth one!!

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    I think that the fourth one would work well if combined with the colored versions of the collection. I am not creative, but can see how it would work.

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    Oh dear! I think I sent some of that gold one to my secret santa! Now you are telling me it's ugly? :oops: Sorry Ligia!

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    Call me wierd, but I love them all. And I love the swirl with the black and white!

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    I love the fourth one-- but then I love toile fabric. I'd buy this one over the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Yes, this is truly gray. With silver metallic.
    I like it... I can imagine using just about any color to mix with this print. I think blues would look very pretty, even greens or reds. Oh and purples!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DollyRose
    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Yes, this is truly gray. With silver metallic.
    I like it... I can imagine using just about any color to mix with this print. I think blues would look very pretty, even greens or reds. Oh and purples!
    A very soft silvery blue :D It would really be elegant :!:

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    I have some of the first three (cardinal nut), I know that I would pass on the "non" red cardinals.....

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