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The Great Watercolor Fabric Swap


Love Quilting? Do you have enough fabric to cover the state of Texas? I am so afraid that I might fit into both of those... not that the first is a problem... but it brought on the second!
The best part of quilting is the creative energies that are generated - and the production of your own piece of art and comfort!
Here is a great way to get together with fellow quilters and share the lot: The Great Watercolor Fabric Swap. I love these quilts, as the use a variety of fabric (all 100% cotton).

When you buy watercolor fabrics, remember:
Easy to blend:
Multicolor
Irregular, organic
Medium sized motifs
Flowers
Painterly designs
Multi-valued
Loud fabrics
Busy Fabrics

Difficult to blend:
Calico
Tone on tone
Few Colors
Regular designs
Hard lines
Very large scale prints
Very small scale prints
Quiet fabric

Purchase your fabrics from a quality shop and buy quality fabrics
Buy 1/4 yard pieces, fat or skinny quarters
Buy 8 different fabrics... This will cost about $18
Cut eight 6" squares from each fabric
Keep the remainder and cut into 2" squares for your collection
Pack eight baggies with one of each fabric to trade

Have fun, laugh, take pictures and send them in! It is so much fun to see the products that you make!

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    I'd love to start swapping wattercolor fabric again. I often have incorporated fabs that were not florals - but met the guidelines of multiple colors, flowing lines, etc. Do you include these in your swaps, or limit it to florals? I have some of my projects up on www.quiltasong.blogspot.com

    Are there openings in your swap? Where are the fabs to be sent?

    When I did a search for watercolor fabric swap, an old swap of mine came up from YEARS ago. I don't remember the passwords, and can't get into the site to change it. Oh well.

    Lovely quilt you have on your post! Reminds me of one my sister and I did together.

    maryyx@sbcglobal.net
    Hugs
    Mary - also with enough fabs to cover the state of Texas!

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