Fabric Selection – Color, Value, & Scale | Lessons

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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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