The Quilter's Field Guide to Color

A Hands-On Workbook for Mastering Fabric Selection

Creating effective fabric combinations is the #1 challenge quilters face. Let's change that, shall we?

Join Rachel Hauser, from the popular website Stitched in Color, as The Quilter's Field Guide to Color guides you along a creative journey unlike any other. Begin by grabbing your scissors and cutting up the exclusive 150 Color Swatch cardstock gatefold provided (don't worry, we've included a handy envelope in the back to keep them all organized!), before embarking on a series of 12 Exercises that will truly transform how you work with color.

Each Exercise in the workbook explores a topic thoroughly using examples of finished quilts to help visualize each discussion. Then, use your Color Swatches to complete each of the Swatch Challenges based on what you have learned, ranging from using season as inspiration to focusing on neutrals to establishing effective color order. There are no right answers – everyone's will be different! Each Exercise finishes with a Patchwork Challenge to use what you've learned to create a Bear Paw block or mini – transforming color to cloth in no time. Later, you can use your finished blocks to make one of the three quilt patterns provided--no orphan blocks here!

Completed all of the Exercises? Next, you will join Hauser in an evaluation of your own stash using her series of checklists and tips. She will teach you to understand your helpful and unhelpful fabrics, guide you through creating a color story for each and every quilt you make and even take you on a step-by-step fabric pull demo from start to finish. You will never shop for fabric in the same way again!

Finally, leaf through the series of gorgeous two-page color stories Hauser has created to keep you inspired, highlighting various effective color stories using an inspirational word and loads of different fabrics.

Perfect for using with your guild for monthly challenges over an entire year or for bringing along on a sewing retreat, you will be amazed by the endless color combinations created using The Quilter's Field Guide to Color. Everything you are looking for in a workbook on fabric selection that you will use as a reference again and again: beautiful, practical, personal and fun!


  • Author: Rachel Hauser
  • ISBN13: 978-1-940655-36-9
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book Trim: 8 x 10
  • Pages: 144 + 6 page gatefold
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