Advice on Buying Fabric
Thinking time before buying
Inspiration for your colour scheme is all around, in your home, garden, wrapping paper, magazines or paintings.
Variety in fabric colour, pattern size and style all add to an eye-catching quilt.
It is important to consider what design and what size you are going to make, so that you can buy the correct quantities of each fabric.
Where to start
Choose one fabric that you really like. If possible one that has several colours in it.
The selvedge edge of many fabrics shows the colours that have been used to create the design. It is an easy way to find which colours will co-ordinate with your chosen fabric.
Choosing and how they work together.
Separate the bolts you’re interested in from the other fabrics
Stack the bolts horizontally to see the fabrics as they may appear when cut into smaller pieces
Take the bolts to an area where there is the most natural light
When you have collected your first set of fabrics look at them from about six feet away, because:
Small prints blend into one another
Colours can change because of the size of their design
Small, medium or large designs impact colour intensity