If you are new to the world of quilting, you probably have been having a little bit of trouble finding fabrics for your first quilt. What are good quilting fabrics? There is no one universal rule or description but here are some tips to consider in you search for them.
You can buy ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ kit which comes with around 10 – 12 quarters and around 3 pieces of 2/3 yards of fabric for around $40 – $45. Of course, you can also buy individual Dr. Seuss fabric based on the above rhyme for much cheaper depending on the materials. Also, you can buy quilting kits based on this theme for around $15 to $20 depending on the stores and availability.
If your close friend or relatives gave you that wonderful fabric, don’t hesitate to accept them. There are many alternatives to choose when cleaning these fabrics. Dry cleaning solutions at home can be of great use. These home dry-cleaning solutions are can be purchased over-the-counter. You can save both time and money since you can use in your dryer. They are used ideally on fibre based fabrics that are not stained heavily but have strange odors. Peculiar smells like mothballs, cooking stenches, tobacco smoke and other unwanted odors can be easily removed and make your creation smell wonderful again.
When we talk about the colours of the fabrics, it is best to use fabrics that are light coloured. This is because light colours tend to reflect heat instead of absorbing. It will eventually keep your body relatively cooler. Pastels, beige, and white are the ideal colours in this case. If you want to wear a fabric that is light coloured, clothes with embroidery look chic. Summer calls for fashion. Wearing stylish lightweight clothes is not only fun but wise too.
Color relevancy: When mixing a group of 5-6 Honeycomb Composites, try to have some of the colors from one fabric match some of the colors in other fabrics. It can be just 1 or 2 colors matching from one fabric to another to pull it together. Try not to worry about all the colors from one fabric matching all the colors from another fabric. Just make them relevant to each other.
If you are hanging dye sub cloth banners or posters in a retail environment, a satin or lighter weight polyester knit fabric may be just what you need. Fabric posters are becoming increasingly common in upscale department stores and chain specialty clothing stores. Even some of the “big box” home improvement centers have jumped on the bandwagon and ordered some cloth banners for aisle displays.
Polar fleece is inexpensive, thick, and can even be made from things like recycled plastic bottles. Again, this does present a possibility for synthetic reactions. Polar fleece is often used for covers or liners. It isn’t waterproof, so if you’re using it as a cover, you may get compression leaks if your child is a particularly heavy wetter.
Named after the inventor of Jacquard fabric has various types of sub-types including Brocade, Damask, Matelasse, Velvet etc. These are woven, patterned fabric using multi-colored threads and often with embossed or quilted looks.