Your first trip to the fabric store can be overwhelming! You don't know where to look, what to look for, or how to get the fabric you need for a project! We'll walk you through the steps to navigating your way around the fabric store, as well as tips for buying fabric.
You don’t always need a cornucopia of colors in a project. Sometimes the most beautiful projects play on only a few colors in different shades and textures. Here a red looks bright and cheery against a variety of tans.
Deep purple and orange mix beautifully together in this fall centerpiece. Add a light yellow and magenta to these colors to create a sewing project with vibrant highlights. For a clean look, include a neutral beige that echoes a patterned linen.
Frigid temps call for warmer wear. But just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to stick with dark colors. Spice up a winter project by combining bright yellows and aqua with dark blues. A brown print serves as a neutral to help balance the updated cold-weather colors.
Choosing fabrics for a project is as easy as decorating cookies: Simply pick your favorite colors and prints and combine them into something scrumptious. Like these kooky pumpkin cookies, fabrics can be eye-catching and fun.
Look no further than your favorite fall treat for project inspiration. The colors in this delectable brownie, for example, easily translate into fabrics. If you’re using a lot of the same colors in your project, make sure to choose a variety of prints so each fabric stands out. Pops of color are a nice treat!
Precuts — fabrics offered in already-cut bundles of various shapes and sizes — provide an economical way to purchase small amounts of fabric. Precuts may be offered as an assortment of 21/2"-wide strips, 5" charm squares, and/or 10" squares. Two common specialty cuts — fat quarters and fat eighths — are found in a majority of fabric and quilt shops as well as online.
Balance bright oranges and yellows with dark greens and neutrals in a project that features all of fall's beautiful colors. Choose subtle prints that will add interest and movement without distracting from the autumn hues.