Becky Picks a Pack
Have you ever wondered how we pick a pack of beautiful fabrics that work together?
I thought it’d be interesting to show you how we do it.
When Becky got here, we had gotten in a rather large shipment of Hoffman fabrics which for the most part, still are not on the site, but are gradually getting there, either in packs or yardage or both.
I, as ever excitable as I am, picked up a beautiful bolt of shimmering gray and maroon and showed Becky, saying, “Isn’t this beautiful?” She replied, “Yes, just stunning.” So, I handed her a fabric that I knew would make a simply lusciously elegant feature fabric and said, “Here, you make a pack. Oh, and here’s another one that looks fabulous with it.” She stood there looking at me and then said, “What can I choose from?” (I mean, we now have several thousand bolts in the store..)
But, I needed her to use the fabrics NOT yet up on the site, so I didn’t have to worry about anyone having ordered the fabrics that we were using in the packs!
So, I thought that I’d show you what she did in pictures!
I had picked the beautiful gray with metallic silver and the maroon to go with it, (shown here) Those were the first two as our base feature fabrics… but now…
What to do? What to do?
In my own attempt to do this last week, I had previously located, in addition to the two feature fabrics, a beautiful gray. But that was it. At that point, all of the previous work for Becky was completed. She was on her own. I left to go and do something else. I was curious to see what she’d find in my little “store” of fabrics not yet up on the site.
So Fabric number three was the gray shown below.
Then, she thought, “I need more black to go with this beautiful fabric, so she found numbers 4 and 5, all blacks or blacks and whites, to go.
Then, she thought, “I need more color. Let me look around.
After the grays and blacks, she decided to add the reds and rosy pink that went beautifully with the feature fabrics!
Then she explained to me that she found these two grays that looked beautiful with the collection of fabrics that she had gathered... The one on the right is a lighter gray (#8) and the one on the left is a darker gray (#9) . Even though the pattern is the same, it still works.
“Now,” she continued, “I saw that we had some of this lighter peachy color that is in the feature fabric, so I decided to add in these two beautiful fabrics that match that perfectly for numbers 10 and 11. This gives it more color to go with the blacks and other shades of red and looks beautiful all together because of the feature fabrics.”
Then she decided that she needed to add in a darker black that is not entirely black. So, here’s the black-black that’s a perfect conclusion to this pack.
Here you have it.. all cut and folded and ready to be bagged!