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How To Choose Quilt Fabrics

Watch more How to Quilt videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Choose quilt fabrics for any type of quilt using these guidelines. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Determine quilt's purpose Determine what the quilt is for. Is it for a baby, a child, an adult, or for decoration? Tip Baby quilts should be made from washable cotton or flannel. A decorative quilt can be made with silk, satin, or other fine fabrics that may require dry cleaning. Step 2: Choose a color scheme Use a color wheel to choose colors that suit the purpose of the quilt and that complement one another. Consider the visual effect of the colors. Step 3: Choose patterns Choose complementary patterns. Pair a large print with a small print or a print with a solid. Tip Using more than one large print creates visual confusion and makes the quilt too busy. Step 4: Lay fabrics next to each other Lay fabric selections next to one another to see if any one fabric stands out. Discard and replace fabrics that do not complement the group. Step 5: Cut fabric and take home Determine the amount of fabric you need for your quilt and have the store cut it for you. Take your selections home and make a quilt that can be enjoyed for generations to come. Did You Know? One of the most famous and important works by an African-American folk artist is the Harriet Powers Bible Quilt made by the former slave Harriet Powers.
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