Get Earthy with It: Quilting with Neutrals

Apr 26, 2019 8:07:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in color wheel, Neutrals

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Monday was Earth Day, today is Arbor Day and there is absolutely nothing colorless about our love of neutrals! We’re wild for the way these subtle hues ground busy patterns and prints while making other colors pop. It might be easy to immediately be drawn to more vibrant colors, the right mix of neutrals can wake up or add dimension to a palette. Or be bold and versatile all on their own. Why are we talking about the importance of neutrals in quilting? Aside from our love from Earthy tones, they're also so important to making a quilt pattern look great. Read on to learn how to use neutrals with confidence!

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Quilting for Beginners: 7 Tips for Selecting & Preparing Fabric

Aug 3, 2015 1:32:30 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in GO! Fabric Cutter, color wheel, pre-cuts, Top Picks

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Quilting for beginners doesn’t have to be overwhelming, especially when it comes to selecting fabric. Part of the fun in making a quilt is shopping for fabric, so enjoy yourself and your first fabric purchase. If you’ve never been in a quilt shop, we suggest you get acquainted with the store first. Perhaps just look at the fabric the first time you go. Then you should feel the good quality fabric and compare it to fabric with a lower thread count. It’s really the same concept when it comes to your bed sheets or clothes. More expensive clothes tend to not only look better, but they feel better to the touch. As for sheets, well we all know what a thrill it is to sleep in wonderful, high quality cotton sheets. If you don’t, you’re missing out!

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