Mixing Fabric Patterns

I came across this great pin on Pinterest yesterday, and wanted to share it with you all because it talks about something that I find hard sometimes.

When I walk into a craft store to look for fabric, I sometimes get really overwhelmed by all the choice. I’m sometimes so overwhelmed by the options that I don’t know where to start when I’m mixing fabrics for a project.

SO. How awesome that I came across this little pin! Here’s a link to the original post. I’m going to remember this the next time I’m pulling fabric for a project. If you get a little overwhelmed like me, this will hopefully help us!


5 thoughts on “Mixing Fabric Patterns

  1. Very helpful, thanks for sharing! I don’t think I really ever considered scale, but more color and theme. I will definitely try this! On my last fabric shopping day with a friend, we were challenged with picking 14 fat quarters for one of her patterns! It was tough…we were constantly laying out the fabric on the floor to visualize what we had so far…With this many fabric choices I think it’s also wise to throw in some solids or low volume prints so it’s not too overwhelming.


    • You’re welcome! I’ve never considered scale either, which is one of the reasons I thought I’d share it. I generally stick to colour tones and theme also.

      Wow, 14 types of fabric would have been intense! You’re right though – that many fabrics would definitely call for some solids .. Almost a resting place for the eye. I’d love to see a photo of what you guys created with those fabrics? I’m in awe of picking 14 different ones! :)

      Erin x

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