Monday, January 31, 2011

Need help choosing matching fabrics?

Hawthorne Threads has recently become one of my favorite places to shop online for fabrics. Why? Not only do they have almost every modern print you could ask for, but their website boasts some amazing features.

Have a print that you'd like to find some additional fabrics to match with it? No problem. When on the web page of your fabric, just scroll to the bottom and find the color blocks. These are the colors that are present in the fabric. Click whichever block contains the color that you'd like to have in an another fabric, and up pops tons and tons of fabrics containing that color. And not only that color, but you can change the options from the color being a high or low dominance, and even a "very close color" match or "somewhat close." This is such a great tool when trying to build a stack of fabrics to work with for a quilt or anything else!
Hawthorne threads-color matching

Don't have a fabric picked out yet but have a color in mind? Just click on the color grid! Choose any color and tons of fabrics containing that color will pop up. It's really fun just to click around on the grid and see what comes up!
Hawthorne threads-color picker
So next time you're in a bind trying to match fabrics for just looking for suggestions, try these awesome features over at Hawthorne Threads!

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