Collecting fabrics that you love for future quilts may be the most fun part of the quilting process. Categorizing and organizing your fabric pieces by color is an easy way to arrange them so that you can develop a particular color palette for your next quilt.
In Patchwork Quilts Made Easy – Revised, 2nd Edition, Jean Wells has this tip for quilters:
If you really love a fabric, and think that it may be eventually used in a border, then buy 3 yards of it. If you aren’t quite sure where you will use it, buy a smaller amount, about 3/4 yard.
Buying fat quarters, pieces that have been cut approximately 18’’ x 22’’ instead of the usual 9’’ by 42’’ quarter yard piece, are a great way to expand your stash.
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