What is your favorite fabric collection??

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on 24 Jan 2011 7:00 AM

I recently moved and am thrilled that I now have my very own studio! As I unpacked my fabric collection I realized that I finally have the space to beef it up. Now I am on the lookout for a great collection to start with.... any one have any suggestions??

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Muppin wrote
on 24 Jan 2011 9:48 AM

Congrats on a studio space, Lindsey!  For collections, I can't stress a Moda Marbles line enough.  A good selection of these solid reading pieces have significantly helped round out my stash in some real problem color areas: Yellow, Orange, Browns... colors that I always never have "the right" shade of. 

I love all the colors in the range (there are so many) and they fill in with so many other collections that they have amazing versatility.

Cheryl / Muppin

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on 25 Jan 2011 7:46 AM

Thanks Cheryl! I really appreciate your advice! :)

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caren12 wrote
on 25 Jan 2011 7:26 PM

I love fossil ferns.  They vary in color, within a single piece.  They can easily be used as a solid or a print.

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createandsew wrote
on 13 Mar 2011 8:13 AM

I have to cast my vote for batiks!  In a single piece you can have distinct one color sections, graded color, blended multiple colors.  The tight weave of a fabric also means almost no raveling when cut, especially nice for raw edge applique  - unless you are seeking the raveling effect, of course.

Rae

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Peggy Szasz wrote
on 14 Mar 2011 4:15 AM

Congratulations on your new studio.  It is wonderful to have a defined space for your own art to come alive!  I love batiks.  A batik can for sure make a quilt "pop".  Have fun. 

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Stitchminx wrote
on 24 Mar 2011 4:06 PM

Hi Lindsey,

I'd recommend a selection of plains in tones of light, medium and dark.  They become the seasoning of your fabric (food) stash! LOL

Keep stitching, Jane in Scotland, UK

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on 15 Apr 2011 6:39 AM

Thank you everyone for all your wonderful suggestions!

 

Lindsey

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