Fabric Selection - Color, Value, & Scale

Fabric Selection - Color, Value, & Scale


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Join the McCall's Quilting Art staff as they share valuable information about selecting fabric for your next project. If you have problems running the videos, click here for troubleshooting tips.




McQ U - Color Selection Using a Focus FabricColor Selection Using a Focus Fabric

Start with a focus print, then select coordinating fabrics for a stunning quilt. Designer Karen Taylor discusses strategies for composing a pleasing fabric palette when planning a quilt.

McQ U - Value as a Quilt Design ElementValue as a Quilt Design Element

Art director Ellie Brown discusses the use of value (darkness or lightness of fabric) in quilt design. Includes tips and video effects to clearly see value, and advice for combining fabrics in quilts.

McQ U -Print Scale as a Quilt Design ElementPrint Scale as a Quilt Design Element

Senior designer Lise Neer discusses the importance of print size in selecting and combining fabrics for quilts. Learn basic principles of handling scale, and when to break them!


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RE: How to Make a Value Scale
Quilts58, I'm so sorry but I don't think that project was ever completed and posted. Here are links to some similar exercises that may help you: http://quiltsocial.com/3-ways-to-determine-the-color-value-of-fabric/ http://www.toadhollowstudio.com/wp_blog/2015/09/how-to-use-a-value-scale-printable-scale-and-value-cards/ https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvZhKv1WsyAAgJ4nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=How+To+Make+a+Value+Scale&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001
How to Make a Value Scale
Where can I find this on your website? The Value as a Quilt Design Element mentions that it is available on your website. Thanks! Debbie T.
Quilt in Background
In your videos, there is a quilt done in blue in the background. Please tell me the name of this quilt and where I can get a pattern. It is beautiful. New to your website but love it. Thanks for all the great information.


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