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Fabric Selection Tip

Fabric Selection TipI have a very quick fabric selection tip that I saw in a Facebook group this week that I think is extremely important and worth sharing:

If you love the fabrics, you will most likely love the quilt. – Kristine Dale

I whole-heartedly agree with this comment! I know that sometimes it can feel daunting and overwhelming to pick the fabrics that are just right. And it can be especially difficult when you are trying to be conscientious in what you are selecting to make or gift for someone.

Today, I want to remind you to trust your wise inner voice. Can you envision that if you love the fabrics, you will love the quilt?

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9 thoughts on “Fabric Selection Tip

  1. Judy says:

    I completely agree! I have made a quilt or two for others in which the fabric was just not my thing. Finishing them was a real struggle! Every step in the process just seemed so arduous!

  2. Renee says:

    This is so true! My only problem is sometimes I love a fabric, buy it, and then never use it because it doesn’t go with anything else…those fabrics are good for bags I guess.

  3. Jasmine says:

    So true! I love the whole process and the finished product when I use fabrics I totally love.

  4. Susan says:

    I find that true most of the time. I have made a couple quilts in which I didn’t like some of the fabrics, but when the quilt was all done, those fabrics worked and I loved the quilt. Example: my Falling Leaves. The border fabric is not my favorite, but it really works. And I love that quilt!
    http://quiltfabrication.blogspot.com/2014/11/falling-leaves.html

  5. I really enjoyed this. It’s definitely tough to choose fabrics for someone else though. It’s a on earful when you can both agree on something, but it doesn’t always turn out that way.

  6. sally says:

    Definitely a good thing to remember, but I do love it when I see a quilt that’s even greater when sewn together than its component fabric parts, and that doesn’t always happen, even with fabrics you love, But I guess that’s one of the reasons quilting is interesting and challenging.

  7. Cheryl says:

    I whole heartedly agree with this statement. I have tried to make some super scrappy quilts with some “ugly” to me fabrics and I never like them as much as when I use fabrics I love together.

  8. Love this and totally agree! Jen Kingwell said the same thing in a YouTube video I watched today!!

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