Auditioning Fabrics Using a Camera

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Pam Posted: Wed, Aug 15 2012 1:39 PM

I use my digital camera to check my fabric choices. Somehow, seeing it in a small compact way is easier to envision the finished product. Here is an example:

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Sukochi replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 1:49 PM

I use my digital camera also. it is a invaluable tool when auditioning fabrics.  And, if you print the pictures as you go, it is a little bit of the history on the making of the quilt. Makes a nice addition, if made for a gift.

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QDancer replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 7:38 PM

oo-oo...{hand raised}....me too. but I was using it for placement of blocks for a memory quilt and I laid out the photo blocks the way I wanted and didn't want to forget the arrangement!!  =)  and also for choosing colors for the other blocks.

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Thea replied on Tue, Aug 21 2012 7:46 PM

I started using my camera a long time ago - but I use it with black and white - lets me know the values of the fabrics - it made it a lot easier when I was making my Rose quilt and had all those fabrics that I wanted to use in gradients of value... looking at them in color you couldn't really tell but when I did it in black and white it made a lot of difference.

 

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Vivian replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 4:22 PM

I used my color copier and felt like i was back in grade one!!  I just copied the fabric and  cut out the pieces made my block and taped it togeather   It worked really well for me.

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Viki replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 4:28 PM

I've often thought of using my digital camera for this! I thought I was the only one who thought that way.  I think it's a great idea to do that instead of making color mistakes down the line and being unhappy with what you made.

 

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Claudette replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 5:42 PM

I used my camera recently once I figured out how I wanted my Dresden Plate to look - I took a picture  so I wouldn't forget how I'd laid it out.  I've also used my camera to take pics of my 30's prints so I don't buy more of the same prints when I hit my LQS.  I have over 200 30's prints in my stash so sometimes I forget what I have.

 

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