Having just the right fabric for your embroidery makes a big difference and these tips will help!
I have learned the hard way that when you see fabric that you like, you should buy it. Fabric releases run in a cycle and when they are gone, they are gone.
Here are some ways to keep up on fabric releases:
Sewing and Quilting Magazines
Whether in print or electronic version, magazines promote current fabric trends.
Seeing, and touching, the actual fabric is the best way to choose a design. Most shops display companion fabrics in a collection and often have samples showing the fabrics in an actual project. It also is ideal for matching up fabric swatches from your stash in a side-by-side comparison.
Fabric manufacturer websites provide galleries and archives for new and existing fabric collections and upcoming releases. Many fabric designers also maintain websites.
Fabric shops, manufacturers, and designers often offer free newsletters, blogs, and other information through social media.
When you do find fabric you like, buy extra. If you are even a quarter-yard short, it can ruin everything, and you can always make something else with the scraps.
How do you match fabrics to your embroidery projects?