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    Shiny Thimble

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    I would like some opinions on wether or not to mix metallics with regular fabric in a quilt. I have some beautiful fall leaves and vines but I need a few more pieces and I found sone very nice metallics. Would this be considered taboo in quilting.?

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    If you like the fabrics together, they play nicely, use them.

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    Metallic are beautiful in a quilt. Go for it!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    I've used both together and really liked it. Just don't use metallics for things that go into the microwave like potato zappers or microwave bowls.

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    I would say that for balance, you don't want to have 90% non-metallic and then a few fabrics/blocks with a ton of metallic, just because it will look "off". As long as the colors and tone/value works well, having some metallic bits won't hurt at all.

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    There are no taboos in quilting that i have come across. I feel that it's your quilt, choose the colors YOU like, mix the blocks YOU like go with yout flow. It works for .
    Gary,

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    Missouri Star

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    Mix away. It is your quilt. There are no rules about mixing fabrics. Do what makes you happy. I personally love me some metallics in Winter and Fall quilts.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

    Marilyn......

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    I say use whatever you want! My only no-no is it has to be washable.

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    Your quilt, your rules. If you like it, that's all that matters. And welcome to the forum!

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    I agree with the others, as long as you think it looks good, go for it! I have mixed it before

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