Quilting fabric swatch book

One of the problems with quilting is needing to find matching fabrics for borders, binding, or the back. The easy route is to use all fabrics from a fabric collection (like I did for the quilt I made for my niece), but sometimes you need a solid (colour or white) to match for a particular pattern or an extra few bits to add more colour to a fabric collection. If I could find a list of what fabrics (solids and such) matched the collections I was using, I’d gladly be lazy and just buy what I need online, but one can never be sure and I’d rather pick such things by hand. So, I need samples when I head out to the fabric store. I started cutting some swatches to carry around with me in my wallet, but it occurred to me that it might be neater, easier, and more fun to have a small notebook to put swatches of pieces I’m working on, have planned, or already did. I do have a few projects that won’t make it in the book because I don’t have fabric to spare (I’m using charm packs and need every square inch to make my planned patterns work).

Here are a few pages:

Quilt swatch book

Quilt swatch book

Quilt swatch book

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