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In the book I talk a lot about fabric because, as a quilter, I love fabric.  In fact, I don't know a single quilter who doesn't. 
For a looong time I have loved small print fabrics.  My stash is full of star prints and blenders.  Only recently have I started playing with solids, but though they are so beautiful in finished quilts, I still have a hard time buying them, or wanting to shop for them.. I am always drawn to prints.

Speaking of shopping.. the back of the book lists all of my favorite brick and mortar quilt shops (also available on my Recommended page here on the blog) as well as the online shops I usually buy from.  Today I am very happy to have Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio (my very favorite online quilt shop) as the next stop on the blog tour for Quilting on the Go. 

Oh, and if you are troubled by solids like I am, Pink Chalk Studio blog has a nice "What goes with what?" series that lists the coordinating solids with all the new fabric lines.  So helpful!!

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  1. Oh my gosh, how clever you are. I am going to be watching you as I have bought a ton of hexies.

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