True to their word, Studio 39 stocks fat quarter bundles that would make a smart addition to any burgeoning fabric stash. This type of basic is often called a texture or tone-on-tone print. I call them "helpful fabrics" because, being just one color (neutrals don't count), they can so easily coordinate with the special, stand-out prints you're dying to use. A stash full of multi-color or large scale prints with loads of personality is challenging to coordinate for patchwork; whereas, a stash heavily seasoned with helpful fabrics makes mixing and matching monumentally easier. Plus, helpful fabrics make helpful scraps!
The Asterisk prints by Lizzy House are a prime example of a modern tone-on-tone design. Interesting, but clean.
Little Ruby Sundae Stripes are a basic that will create movement in a finished work because of the directionality in the bias striping.
One of my favorites, the Petite Henna Garden collection offers a softer range of basics with organic shapes (meaning shapes from nature, often with curves), which will balance nicely with classic stripes, solids, texts, etc. in your patchwork mix.
And not to be overlooked, this low value bundle made up of Whisper prints by Lizzy House would help you bring value-oriented patchwork to life.
One lucky reader is going to win a 4-meter shopping spree at Studio 39 Fabrics! If you're our random winner, you'll get to mix and match up to 8 half-meter cuts. I couldn't help thinking what I would take home if I were to win. Hm..... I'd probably choose prints from the Whisper Palette, as well as some low volume Uppercase prints. I've been using up my low volume basics and will need more for a scrap quilt I have planed. Contrasting scraps of all colors/patterns with low volume prints is an easy way to bring a quilt together!
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The random winner is comment #38, Marion. I've just sent you an email, Marion!