Choosing Fabric for a Quilt: Thoughts, Suggestions, and General Inspiration

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I love fabric and I love finding new and interesting ways to combine it in patchwork. In this webinar, I'll talk about what leads me to choose certain fabrics for certain projects, why I think certain fabrics are more appropriate for certain kinds of piecing, and simple strategies for putting together an effective color scheme this will be a casual presentation with lots of quilt photos and Q&A. 

Elizabeth Hartman is a quilter, designer, and author from Portland, Oregon. After a decade in the corporate world, she quit to start her own pattern business and hasn't looked back.

Elizabeth's books The Practical Guide to Patchwork, Modern Patchwork, and Patchwork City, and her blog,, have introduced thousands of people to modern quilting. Her first fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics will be available in Spring 2015.

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