My scrappy quilts look great when the fabrics vary in value, but I noticed a real lack of medium prints in my stash when choosing fabrics for a recent project. Those aren't the fabrics I'm immediately attracted to, so I'm making a conscious effort to buy a medium print whenever I visit a quilt shop.

-Ann Druckmiller

Muscatine, Iowa

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