There were 638 entries in the 2016 QuiltCon Magazine Giveaway. The 2 international winners are Joan and Carmit, and the 2 US winners are Patricia and Christine. Congratulations! The winners have been emailed, and if I do not get a response by Friday at midnight EST, I will select a new winner.
Below are a few of the questions that were asked about color. I hope to be writing more about color use in upcoming posts and tutorials as well, so thank you for all the input!
Q: Do you pre-wash fabric?
A: Not usually. I do pay a lot of attention to the reds that I purchase and test them in water to see if I need to pre-wash. And when I buy a new fabric I like to test if there is uniform shrinkage. But overall, I tend to buy and use fabric.
Q: How worth it is it to make a quilt “outside of your comfort zone” in order to try something new. I’m tempted to dabble, but with the time and money it takes to make a quilt, I’m also nervous! If I love certain colors, is there any harm in making quilts with those colors!?
A: I have a personal goal of trying something new once a year in quilting. So, perhaps my goal for the year could be met by working with colors outside of my comfort zone. But there are no rules in quilting, and there is definitely no harm or shame in buying what you love and making what you love!
Q: How to always get it right! (regarding color selection)
A: Sometimes getting it wrong is great. Then you’ll know that you don’t want to do that color combination again!
Q: Have you ever mixed quilting cotton with a heavier fabric in a quilt? If so, how did it turn out?
A: I have. I used a medium weight decor fabric for a backing and binding on placemats, and it worked great. I know many others who have used denim and quilting cotton together to great (and beautiful) success.
Q: Did you purchase your fabric online or did you need to see it in a quilt store to know it all worked together?
A: For Sunburst, I made my order based on the color card. I am glad it worked out as well as it did!