Help Me! There Are Too Many Fabrics For Quilting To Choose From

September 6, 2012 Sophie, the newbie quilter has just completed her very first quilt top.  She had a little help with the daunting task of picking out the fabrics for quilting, but otherwise she did it all on her own!   The Sunday get together to show off our quilt tops from our first quilt lessons was so much fun.  Everyone was there and bursting with pride as we showed off our works of art!  Since most of us were "Newbie" quilters, the patterns we used to place our blocks were simple.  Mostly everyone had layed out their blocks 4 across with 4 rows down with sashing in between each block.  Two of us layed our blocks out in rows with sashing in between the rows also.  Even though most used the same pattern layout, what made the quilts look so different was the fabrics for quilting that were used. The fabrics for quilting that we had chosen, ranged from pastels, patriotic, fall, northwoods to just blacks and whites.  Picking out the fabrics for quilting was harder for me than the actual sewing.   After an hour of trying to pick out what fabric I liked the most, I gave up and asked for help.  When the clerk asked where the quilt was going to be used, that's all it took.  My dream of a cabin on a lake and having it filled with quilts came to mind, and from that idea came the northwoods theme fabric.  From that point on, picking out the fabric went easy! It is still very early in my quilting journey and one of the most important things I have learned is....don't be afraid to ask for help. With all the fabrics for quilting available now days, how do you go about choosing what you want for your new project?(see "Leave a Reply" below) Visit us at to see why Quilting is..."A Great Habit"!