Take A Deep Breath
We're Going In!
This can be daunting, but I do have some tricks to teach you. When you have finished the course, you will be able to shop for patchwork fabric like a pro!
Where do you start?
When you go inside the quilt shop or the fabric store near you, just wander around at first. If an assistant wants to help, just say you want to take it all in for a bit.
As you wander, you will start to get ideas.
Let the ideas come, and then go for a coffee. A few shops in Australia have coffee shops beside them. Some have connecting doors!
Take your time
Choosing can be a daunting task for the beginner. Allow yourself at least an hour to purchase fabric in a patchwork shop.
Because there are so many to choose from, you can easily get overwhelmed. If you wander around instead of grabbing the first things you see, you will get a much better idea of what appeals to you.
The fabrics might be displayed in themes; conversation prints together; large florals together. There is nothing stopping you from choosing one of the prints from ‘a story’ and using fabrics from outside that range with it.