Fabric Friday Basics

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Fabric Friday today goes back to basics in fabric. I have a stash of basic fabrics that I use all the time in most of my projects.
I've thrown a few basics together to show you. I'm sure you have these in your stash too.
I love stripes of all sizes, wide, medium and large. These mini stripes are perfect for binding and accents in my quilts.
Baby gingham - love it. This is not your grandmother's gingham. You can see these 3 are from Lecien. They have a great feel to them and are a great quilt weight. I wish I had them in more colors.
More gingham but bigger. I love the rich gold color and the bias set of the green and gold. The pale orange and pink are really great for bindings too.
Finally dots. I have dots of all sizes and colors in my stash and I love them. Dots are my favorite. I probably have them in every quilt.
I put together a new sample quilt of my Kettles in the Kitchen for a quilt shop. I used my basics in this quilt to rest the eye and accent the bolder prints and novelty fabrics. More pics from this quilt next week. I'm off to Christmas shop. Have a nice weekend.

-nanette
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Salinda said...

Love the rich gold gingham! I'm a huge New Orleans Saints fan and that's the perfect color. Where did you find it? Please email me. salinda at personalitychildrensclothes.com

Annette said...

Your basics are beautiful. Gingham colors are so much more vibrant than they used to be. And like you said, better fabric too.

Brandie said...

I agree, every quilt should have dots. I believe all my quilts do. Loving those fabrics.
Brandie

Cathy said...

There is something about good quality basics isn't there, they just make all the other fabrics jump out so beautifully. Have a fabulous time Christmas shopping xo

Busty LaRue said...

I LOVE Lecien! Where do you buy it? Is there a local shop, or do you have to order it online?

Your basics are so much fun! That's one thing I need to work on for my stash....which means one more reason to buy fabrics :)

Jackie said...

Yes, yes, yes, those are definitely basics in my book. Wonderful ones at that. They would perk up any quilt. Great selections! Thanks for sharing, Nanette and happy shopping.

Jackie said...

I love your fabrics and learned something new from your post.

I hope you enjoyed shopping!

Carrie P. said...

I guess I need to go shopping because I don't have hardly any of those kinds of fabrics.

Pat said...

I need to get more "basics".......good info here. Enjoy your shopping expedition!

Nedra said...

Now that you mention it, you do have polka dots in every quilt. I didn't realize that until now. And I need to add more basics to my stash too.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your basics! After reading your post I find that my basic is white, It seems to be in all my quilts.Funny how we all have different basics! I think I would like to try some cute ones like yours! Good Luck shopping!

jen duncan said...

Right on Nanette. YAY for the basics!

Thimbleanna said...

Fun to see your basics Nanette -- I love basics! Hope you had a productive day shopping!

Sandi said...

Love the gingham!! And your new sample quilt is so sweet. The yellow background makes me think of lemonade! Have fun shopping and hope you find lots of good buys that are all the right gifts!!

Lynn said...

Interesting post, sometimes I get to the quilt shop and think what do I need (in terms of background or basics) and fall back on solids too often. I'll certainly keep this in mind. Thanks

Cathi said...

Oh, your basics are fabulous! The dots make me think of a mini Dresden Plate with each spoke of the plate done in a different dot! :-) And I love the gingham!! And, of course, the stripes.

Joy said...

Ooooh Nanette I just LOVE all your beautiful spots dots and checks - I can't resist spots either ;o)!!! SO pretty :o)!! I'm in love with your kettle quilt too, it's simply adorable :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

lindaharre said...

You are right......my stash contains many of the same patterns:D

julieQ said...

I so love these fabrics, the colors are so clear and pretty!

sparkle jars said...

Nanette-I made the tote from your kit last night and it turned out great. Your directions are wonderful! I will share a photo after Christmas on my blog (it's a gift). Thanks so much! Gayle

Julia said...

Great basics Nanette...looking at yours, I think i nee to buy more!
Julia ♥

Janet said...

Those fabrics are all my favourites too. I love to use stripes dots and checks. I love the bay gingham, I'll have to look out for those.

Sherri said...

Love gingham...it's the fabric of my childhood...every dress my mom made me for years was gingham...and I loved them all! Your Kettles quilt is so cute...every one I see on your blog becomes my new favorite!