Choose Fabrics with Confidence
Learn about color selection and get tips about prints so you can be more confident in choosing quilting fabrics for your next project.
Display Color Choices on a Design Wall
Having a vertical surface on which to lay out fabric choices can help you visualize how they might look in a quilt. For a permanent design wall, cover a foam-core board with flannel, which will hold small pieces in place. You also could use the flannel back of a vinyl tablecloth, rolling it up between projects.
To view design and color combination, place a block on a design wall and step back several feet. To further test the color and layout, make color photocopies of the mock block. Use the copies to plan the quilt top. Keep an eye out for patterns that emerge based on how you turn the blocks. Check color placement in adjacent blocks and make sure you like what’s happening.