Thanks for this series. this is such a great article. I think it’s fine to use this type of fabrics for tops, pajamas and kids clothing. Thanks for all you info. . I’ve been eyeing the Astor pattern for a while now so I would love to win a copy! Their style is quite simple, sometimes boxy and voluminous, which matches the substrate rather well. Grainline does not list midweight cotton as a fabric for either the Archer shirt or the straight version of the Alder shirtdress, but I feel like you could use it for them. Thanks for the tip about the 3 basting lines for the sleeve. Learn how to sew, applique, make quilt blocks, or find quilt patterns of all types, sizes, and skill levels. It’ll be a little more boxy, but if that’s your thing, what’s to stop you? How is it that I had yet to discover this …. I love your posts on fabric, I feel like I’m learning so much from your blog and it’s making my clothes that I sew look 100 times better. Also, for the next 48 hours, save 20% on any Colette project on Sprout Patterns with the code “COLETTELOVE”. Don’t do it! (and thanks for the chance to win!). First attempt wasn’t pretty, but it’s a good housecleaning dress ! This stiffness puts many stitchers off using quilting cottons for sewing clothing. I replied to your comment so long ago, but it seems to have disappeared, so I’ll reply again! It’s given me a couple of ideas of how to use my quilting cotton when I was about to just write the fabric off. Thanks! I never stopped to think how this material would work with regular clothes! I’m just learning to sew so quilting cottons are perfect for me right now. Real nice example! If you know or have personal experience of using quilting cotton successfully with a project that’s not listed, let me know and I’ll happily add it to the list! Do you alter the pattern digitally, manually and then print??? I haven’t sewn shirt collars or button plackets yet. We have crafty stories, event schedules and tons of inspiration for your projects. Upon immediate contact/touch-test I can gauge the feel and drape to my body. Quilting cotton doesn’t fray too much but raw edges should be finished in some way. Picking out your first quilting pattern can feel a bit overwhelming — but Angela Walters, your quilting wing-woman, is here to help! Even if your quilting cotton is a quality fabric, there are significant differences in thickness and drape. https://www.hungryhippiesews.com/2018/07/summer-dress-along-painted-portrait_13.html, Day 4 I’ve picked up a few pieces on recent holidays, but the majority of my travels were pre-sewing. I love making gathered skirts in fun quilting cottons. Using a novelty quilting cotton does result in a certain look that can sometimes whisper (or shout) homemade. Add a lining in a lawn or voile to help your garment drape a bit better and be more comfortable on the skin. This is exactly the list I’ve been looking for as I have quite a stash to get through as well… Wow – I didn’t realise how many Liesl + Co. patterns give quilting cotton specifically as a bona fide recommended fabric. The Beignet is a lined skirt by design, so it works well. All quilting cottons are not equal. I did have a look at Named, but most patterns looked unsuitable, so it’s good to have at least one! Quilting cotton is a great fabric for hot climates because it breathes, but it wouldn’t work well for dressier clothing since it’s a casual looking fabric. However I’d still be thrilled to win the contest! Asher looks good for breastfeeding too. Thanks again. Our friends over at Sprout Patterns offer cut-and-sew patterns that print the pattern and fabric design directly onto quilting cotton. For the best results, serge or use pinking shears to finish raw edges. Thanks for the suggestion! They look so amazing but are a bit of a splurge so i’ve yet to take the plunge! The weight of a thread is actually a length measurement. These include the Varda dress and the Sylvie dress (I really like the look of this one). , The Paloma Blouse is designed for quilting cottons. I am always in a complete muddle when it comes to choosing fabric and matching it to a pattern! – Simplicity 2215 skirt in the Sprinkle print from Cotton and Steel — the fabric holds pleats so well! Quilting cotton tends to have a good amount of body and doesn’t have a light drape like other lightweight cottons. Try the Dahlia or Seamwork Mojave for for two totally different takes on the quilting cotton dress. Thanks again!! Sewing Note: For thread weights, a smaller weight number indicates a heavier thread. I’m not sure I would make one of the longer versions with it, but it suits the shorter view, as below. Dry on cotton or “permanent press” setting. Then using another Art Gallery cotton I made a McCalls boxy top with short cut-on sleeves. Keep ’em comin’! But are quilting cottondswide enough for a circle skirt? Edit: Thanks for all your suggestions here and on Instagram, which have been duly added. If you tried them before and found them lacking, you might consider them again. I love sewing with quilting cotton, it’s so easy to work with! What an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much! Oops. . Thanks especially for the “warning” that stripes may not be on grain. I’d love to try sewing up something from Sprout patterns. It sounds like you’ve been on some interesting travels! Kona Cotton White K001-1387 - Fat Quarter by Robert Kaufman $1.99 $1.72 My first garment was in a quilting cotton too! – a Named Clothing Helmi dress I have yet to blog about in a Cotton and Steel print (I posted one photo on IG and need to write up a proper blog post about it) For my money, the sateen is the king (soft hand, images are crisp and hold up in the wash over and over again), and it’s 54″ wide which is a bonus if you’re just printing the yardage. Even higher now that I’m breastfeeding and it’s got great access. Unsophisticated is the term that comes to mind. My favourite thing about quilting cotton is the variety available, there’s something for everyone. I’d love to have the opportunity to try something from Sprout! I had to and it was a little iffy the first time around I used some old bedsheets to make my muslin, so no good fabric was wasted in my trial & error experiment on grading up. But, as it happens, swarmofchickadees has had success with the Helmi blouse/tunicdress and she’s made many a lovely version! http://www.hungryhippiesews.com/2018/07/summer-dress-along-painted-portrait.html, https://www.hungryhippiesews.com/2018/07/summer-dress-along-painted-portrait.html I often use quilting cottons for skirts and tops. You’ll find that sewing with quilting cotton is incredibly easy. Thank you so much for this! (fingers crossed to win). We’ve got a great collection of fabric profiles on our blog. Yes, indeed it’s true – I know plenty of people wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot bargepole. I haven’t used sprout patterns yet but am getting ready to sew spoonflower fabric. I like a serged edge, and have seen the finishing done at all sorts of different times throughout the construction process. . Question: Finishing the edges–In what order do most people do this? I am going to start sewing with some lovely quilting cottons I bought, so thank you for this post! Terrible use of fabric, much too stiff! Ahhhh, this is so useful, thank you. when I re-started sewing I knew nothing about quilting cottons except that was all I could find. PatternReview.com forums and message boards let sewers share and discuss sewing experiences. Would love to try the Aster pattern on spoon flower fabric. Today, I’ll discuss the nuances of sewing garments with quilting cottons. I’m currently in a vintage phase – one of the main reasons I taught myself to sew; ready-to-wear retro and vintage clothing is really too dear for my pocketbook! Quilting cotton is quite sturdy. It’s a common problem for us newbies and I have an impressive array to get through. © 2008–2020 Colette Media, LLC  •  Terms of Use  •  Privacy Policy. I have never heard of Sprout before today. I would love to give this a try. I love sewing with quilting cottons, I find they loosen up a bit the more they are worn and washed. Hey Carlee! 5 Reasons to use quilting cotton as a dressmaking fabric: Quilting cotton is an excellent good quality cotton fabric. I have a tendency to avoid quilting cotton for garments because of previous bad experiences. Additionally, how are alterations done. I own the Aster, but haven’t seen it up yet. Sprout looks interesting! I’ve made the Fen Dress in quilting cotton and was quite pleased! I’ve been a quilter for many years and am just now getting back to garment sewing. https://www.sbccpatterns.com/collections/tops-and-blouses/products/the-paloma-blouse, Oh, I’m not familiar with that pattern. The Zinnia and Ginger skirts are perfect for using cute quilting cotton prints. Here’s a good series of posts I found on making it, Day 1 All patchwork fabrics are 100% cotton with a nominal width of 106-114cm (42"-44") unless stated otherwise. So I decided to have a trawl through the website of as many indie companies as I could think of and list some ideas. I do a lot of sewing with Spoonflower fabrics, and the cotton printing quality has much improved with the Ultra process. Christine Haynes is known for her sweet vintage-style dresses, so it’s no surprise she has a few great possibilities for quilting cotton. Great article! Tilly wrote a nice article about using quilting cottons a couple of years back with some great tips. I have also had good luck with the Datura blouse and the Belladonne dress. Great job on this guide for working with quilting cottons when making garments. Thanks for a chance to win! I made my adult daughter a lovely dress for a very casual summer wedding last year using quilting cotton. The main thing to remember is that quilting cotton tends to be crisper than apparel cotton. Although not mentioned, I personally made the Colette Beignet with quilting cotton and it’s one of my favourite projects ever. Lavitt's Quay Opening Times Monday to Saturday: 11am - 5.30pm 21 Lavitt's Quay, Cork, Ireland +353 21 4279535 × Your Aster looks lovely. Sew the cutest bags with your favorite fabric - quilting cotton! Some serge the pieces as a way to cut out the pattern pieces, some use the serger to stitch two pieces of fabric together, while others serge after everything is sewn up. – and circle skirts are just perfect for the stiffness that quilting cotton affords. We’ve decided to start an on-going fabric series that will teach you how to have the most successful experience working with individual fabrics. Which one was the cotton Helmi – the stripey one? It’s great that people are able to tell me they’ve had personal experience with certain patterns as it’s hard to tell sometimes from pics/descriptions and I don’t want anyone to waste precious fabric! Lesson learned-choose the right pattern. But on to the topic at hand: what are your thoughts on using them for circle skirts? It includes sewing patterns for summer dresses, evening dresses, formal dresses and casual dresses. Quilting cotton is generally used in more casual garments and fine seam finishes are not necessary. I have made Tessuti’s Demi Pant using Art Gallery cotton from Fabrics.com, and they sewed up just as I expected. I just bought it at the local fabric shop! I’d love to try Aster! Like another commenter, sometimes I just can’t resist a beautiful fabric! I love Collette patterns and have a subscription to Seamwork. I’ll bite the bullet and find out! I love the aster blouse! Universal Needle - . This is a fantastic resource. are definitely wash and wear easy, and the drape is just right. – a Colette Patterns Rooibos dress in that very same fabric from Cotton and Steel — one of my absolutely beloved garments, I’ve seen some beautiful shiorts made up in quilting cotton prints, so that’s definitely on my radar , Great minds think alike! SBCC make patterns for petite and petite plus bodies and Bonnie left a comment to say she’d had good success with their Paloma blouse. Use the 115cm fabric rating on your dress pattern. A gathered or a-line skirt made in a quilting cotton will keep it’s fullness and will lay far enough away from the body to provide shape. Such a cool post, Claire! It is more difficult to find a variety of apparel cottons. Sewing garments with quilting cotton is a hot topic with many opposing views. Then you'll love these animal print fabrics, inspired by creatures both big and small, wild and tame! Staystitch right after cutting to avoid stretched out necklines! With just two pieces to cut out and stitch together, garment construction doesn’t get any simpler than this kimono top from Simply Sewing issue 3. Since the article was published, there have been many more Seamwork patterns added to the roster and here are some that should work. Takes just enough work out of each project to get to the fun part. I have been thinking about Deer&Doe’s Chardon skirt for this too – the listed fabrics are lightweight twill, chambray, light denim, cotton sateen, etc, so a bit more body and better drape, but I think it might work. I would love to sew the Aster as a Sprout pattern. I would love to win the Aster to try out the tips and tricks you wrote about. Think about the garment you’re making and which end of the spectrum is going to work best. Definitely do consider a lining for close-fitting skirts. I already have this last pattern, so I think that’s another addition to my list! I couldn’t resist the bright and bold cottons before I knew what I was doing. That was something I really struggled with when I first started sewing. I made the cropped version with some quilting cotton and it turned out fine! The other issue I have is the v neck band folding in the middle.. I’d love to try this! Exactly the article I needed to see! It’s sturdy and holds up through many washings but may need to be ironed frequently. ( Log Out /  There may even be more, but these ones specifically mention medium-weight cotton as a recommended fabric. :). Not entirely convinced about the last one (pyjamas I’m thinking), but I’m keeping an open mind! Thanks for everything! Finally, I haven’t made many of these, so I can’t guarantee they will look… cool. COLETTELOVE on the Sprout site! Where did you find your favourite fabrics? It’s easy to cut, doesn’t slip and slide, and irons nicely. I used cotton quilting fabric and it worked out well. Thanks for this post, super helpful! Thoughts? The ones I have made turned out just fine, but use your discretion. I love the double gauze fabrics! Ease of use, quilting cotton is easy to cut and sew. But, it’s only an approximation and does not reflect the exact print placement. Any tips for avoiding option paralysis when using sprout/spoonflower? I wash my fabric before cutting, also, and have been using a vinegar rinse for quite some time. Thanks so much f or your generosity! I have also been very intrigued with Sprout Cut-n-Sew but haven’t tried it yet. Three huzzahs to quilting cotton sewing! (Note: I have been informed in the comments it is not. Another suggestion in the comments, it was Susan who mentioned that many of the 100 Acts of Sewing from Sonya Philips patterns are made to showcase fabrics like quilting cotton. Have you ever looked for a list of garment patterns for which you can use quilting cotton? I do love your patterns! Call: 093 24356 Email: info@quiltyarnstitch.com I am just finishing up my first Aster blouse (in a double gauze) and I’m intrigued to see how the two fabrics compare. If you are a beginning sewist and looking for a little direction, or an experienced sewer and want a fresh idea, Fabricworm.com features several Free Tutorials and Sewing Patterns you can download and print out. We’re sorry, comments for this post have been closed. I have a bunch of QC and I need to use it! When I searched online to find some women’s patterns I could try with some of my cotton, I couldn’t find any specific list. In a loose-fitting garment, the fabric has room to move about rather than cling to the body. I love to sew with quilting cottons because you can find so many fandom prints! Opt for the 3 basting stitch lines when setting in sleeves. That makes sense for a sample dress and I do looovveee Nani Iro DG. everything is evolving in the world of sewing. You’re very welcome – I’m glad it’s useful for you! I’ve got the Aster pattern, but I’ve never used Sprout, so I’d love to try that. I know they aren’t bottom weight but sometimes they are just so pretty I can’t resist! I love your patterns, but haven’t tried the Aster yet. I have been using quilting cottons for garments for years, but learned early on that prewashing is key. This post is so helpful since I am fairly new to sewing!! Thank you so very much. The  Tulip skirt has medium-weight cotton listed as a fabric, so quilting cotton should probably be fine, and any circle skirt should also be suitable, so I’ve listed the Full Circle Skirt. Second is the width of the binding. I haven’t used sprout patterns yet but am getting ready to sew some spoonfllower fabric ! I’m consciously trying to work through some stash fabric and, as a relatively new sewist, I have the inevitable stack of bright, fun and attractive quilting cottons that are just that bit too stiff and unyielding for many garments. Thanks for the tips! It’s getting just the right mix of pattern, fabric and personal preference each time. This site is no longer being updated so head over to Seamwork to get all the latest patterns, tutorials, video classes, and more. I’m glad it’s helpful and thanks for the reminder to update it: I have quite a few patterns to add . Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Fusible light weight interfacing works perfectly. They definitely have a simplistic, almost naïve, design aesthetic, but that, in … Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Tatting Cotton + CRAFTS + Cosplay + Cosplay Patterns + Worbla + Cosplay Tools & Supplies + Craft Supplies + Crafts - specialty tools + ... Sewing Thread + Coats & Clark - 100% Cotton + Coats & Clark - Dual Duty XP + Coats & Clark ... Hand sewing + Quilting Needles + Machine Needles + Beading Needles + Tapestry Needles + Thimbles + Pins + I really struggle to know what’s light/medium/heavy weight unless I have all three to look at (and feel!) Thanks for all the info. (You can see one of them here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Biv_JdOBdSZ/?taken-by=thefourthtosew), Thanks so much Kira! YAY, more substrates! Thanks so much for letting me know – I’ll have a look this evening! I love the Finnish Named and their patterns, but didn’t find too many that I thought would work with quilting cotton. They comprise: the Turia dungarees, the Safor skirt, the Malvarosa dress, the Mirambell skirt, the Faura shirt and the Rosari skirt. What a treasure trove! I find that, in most cases, the better quality quilting cottons have a beautiful drape, are much easier to sew and don’t lose their brightness though multiple washings. The new partnership with Sprout is incredible and I can’t wait to get my hands on something totally unique! Would love to try the aster patter. For the patterns they offer, it’s usually enough to make it work. Yes, I totally know what you mean. I would really love to win! This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and can in fact be pretty cute, but if it’s not the look you’re going for, choose your pattern carefully. I’m finally getting around to an update. Whether you sew for a hobby or sew as a business, you'll find the perfect fabric at the right price. Love this series. It’s always nice to have a little help getting the finished product you dreamed of after so much hard work. I am just learning to sew garments so I have just been using cotton for now anyways. I hope the list is useful. As a quilter I have some fabric ready to go, thanks for the inspiration. At Sprout, shrinkage compensation is actually added to your project. I like to wash quilting cottons at least two or three times before cutting and sewing, they can shrink quite a bit, and it can be helpful to relax all the fibers a bit before sewing curved areas. I love quilting cotton fabric. I enjoyed reading your article. I haven’t looked at their patterns, but will do so later on. Spoonflower has worked really hard to address their printing troubles over the years; the fading isn’t as bad, the Ultra prints dark colors better, the crocking is minimal and the range of fabrics is impressive. FAQ About Quilting Sewing Machines 1. I like having the option to use them. @jessosaurusmeh left a note on Instagram that she’d had good luck with the Bettine dress, and, indeed, her version looks great! This is a great collection – thanks for the recommendations! The draping is both soft and structured. I’ll need to make up for it soon! Thanks so much! Thanks for compiling! Been looking forward to try the Aster. Quilting cotton prints are literally printed onto the fabric, therefore, your stripes may not actually line up the grain line of your fabric. I’m interested in the cut and see giveaway too! Is quilting on a sewing machine hard? It’s nice not to learn that lesson the hard way. I always learn something new. I might give it a go soon as I have this pattern. If the answer is no, I keep looking. The poplin I used to make my Alder was virtually identical to my Scout tee fabric, so I think it should work too. (I’m guessing shirts, but it gave me a giggle) . Also, hemming quilting cotton is such a dream, it takes a press so well and your hem won’t shift around. Jennifer Lauren mentions quilting cottons as suitable fabrics for both her Hunter top and the Cressida skirt and I’m sure they would both look cute as that slight retro style matches up with the fabric perfectly. Those Tessuti trousers sound great. Try draping the fabric on your body and swish about to see if you like how it hangs. Glad you enjoyed it Anna! Sometimes my bags match my quilts because I’ve used leftover scraps. I know many sewers hate on using quilting fabric for garments so I like that this post shows off the advantages of using it for clothing. Sorry for the delayed reply – I’m just back from my vacation (it was a long one this year). Anna Maria Horner’s “Painted Portrait” dress is perfect for quilting cotton. At great value too! Kira let me know that she had success with the not one, but three Cambie dresses – particularly since they’re fully lined. Try a blind hem stitch rather than straight stitching your hem to elevate the garment a bit more. Plus, the extra stiffness is so helpful when sewing! Thanks! This French indie is very popular with sewists worldwide and with good reason. I’ve just gotten back into sewing after being away for 15 years or so and it’s amazing how much fabric has changed! We have arranged an impressive array of designer and custom quilting fabric bundles in Fat Quarters and Half Yard Bundles. I have such a laborious process of tracing my pattern of the factory sheet, then outlining on fabric, THEN cutting. I just made a circle skirt using Cotton+Steel quilting cotton and it worked well – easy to sew with and it looks very good! Thanks for reading the Colette blog! Another school of thought, meanwhile, fully embraces this kind of fabric for apparel - some of the bigger quilting fabric designers even produce sewing patterns designed to be used in tandem with the cotton. I love the prints available on quilting cottons! Sort by Price, low to high Price, high to low Alphabetically, A-Z Alphabetically, Z-A Date, old to new Date, new to old Best Selling View Grid If your hem is too small it may turn up and not lay flat. Jul 11, 2020 - Ideas for projects to sew, sell & gift. October 22, 2018. And a Sprout cut and sew! The Kalle top/tunic/shirtdress also looks like a contender to me, with its fairly sturdy hemline. But each to their own I say. Two great shirt patterns right off the bat with the Liesl + Co Recital Shirt and the Classic Shirt sewing pattern. If you want to practice sewing with quilting cotton before trying clothing you can trying one of these fun quilting cotton sewing projects. . Sprout does have a 3D preview that allows you to change the placement of the design. Home décor is definitely an option, but there must be more I can do with cottons than make napkins for aunties, right? If you like it why not? I’ll definitely add your recommendation to the list – love your Cambie dresses! Love the idea of printing the pattern on the quilting cotton, brilliant! I have been eyeing up the Aster for quite some time. I can recommend this one for sure. Simple details like darts and plackets will sew up nicely while fine details may be a bit tricky. They’ve both had plenty of wear and it’s a lovely comfy pattern thanks to the clever half-elasticated, half flat waistband. Ooh interesting, I’m curious about the Sprout pre-printed system. Also, Sonya Phillips’ patterns (100actsofsewing.com) work with quilting cotton. Margot, who has used quilting cotton for a number of Deer & Doe makes above, also let us know she’s found the Megan Nielsen Eucalypt tank top and dress works well with quilting cotton and that she’s about to try the Brumby skirt, which does looks like a contender. I’ve been wanting to try a shirt for myself and Aster would be fantastic. I would love to sew an Aster in Spoonflower fabric – so many brilliant designs to choose from. I sewed my first Laurel 2 months ago in quilting cotton and I love it! It makes it really hard to buy online too, which is why I mostly tend to buy cotton from the same brands (Cotton + Steel, Art Gallery Fabrics, etc.) They are great for children’s or teen clothes with the cutsie prints. Hey Nicole! I’ll check them out. I love this fabric series. You can see some of them here. That Belladone on your feed is also pretty spectacular! I was totally fascinated with the substrate series Colette did with Cotton + Steel. Who knew such a simple fabric would become a sewing controversy? Edit: I did give it a go! Sewing garments with quilting cotton is a hot topic with many opposing views. L to R: Tamiko Pant, Jane Dress, Bella Dress, Demi Pant. I believe Tessuti reccomends linen, but I wanted something more casual to wear on a hot day without creasing like crazy! I’m a quilter, first and foremost, and I’ve never hesitated to use quilter’s cottons for apparel! This giveaway includes one digital Aster pattern and your very own cut-and-sew Aster in any Spoonflower design you’d like! Thanks for the opportunity! Thanks ladies! They definitely have a simplistic, almost naïve, design aesthetic, but that, in turn, does make them perfect for this fabric. I will gladly add your suggestions in any case. ( Log Out /  For the latter, not only is quilting cotton a recommended fabric, it’s also a totally stash-busting pattern. Are the plaids already pattern matched. Thanks for the giveaway offer. Her patterns which should work comprise the Cabin shift dress, the A-Frame Skirt Version 1 and the  Saltbox Top. Day 2 Find dresses sewing patterns for any occasion in our huge collection. What this means is that once you wash the fabric, it will be the correct size for you to cut, sew, and wear! In addition to the Deer and Doe patterns (Chardon, Belladonne, Datura) that I listed in response to a previous comment, I have also had success with Megan Nielsen’s Eucalypt and have bought the Brumby pattern to try. They offer a Basic Cotton Ultra and Kona® Cotton Ultra quilting cotton. Of course, I’d love to win! Thanks Brigitte! Quilting cotton is rare to come by in my neck of the woods. The Fen dress is a loose boxy style and the Sailor Top has a wide facing that sets off the gathered body very nicely. Shop online or visit us in Tuam, Co. Galway. Thanks for the article on fabrics! I’ve never seen sewing patterns printed on fabric before, I guess the future is already there without me noticing! Quilting cotton is a fabric made specifically for, you guessed it, quilting. ( Log Out /  FaveQuilts is a website that offers hundreds of modern and traditional free quilt patterns, tutorials, and tips for quilting techniques. I began using vinegar in my laundry upon multiple washing and I notice the quilt has noticeably felt softer and less stiff. It was easy to work with and very comfortable for her to wear. This would be an absolutely wonderful challenge should I win. The Ultimate Pyjamas and Lulu dress specifically mention that quilting cotton is a great option. I’ll definitely add the D&D patterns and will check out Megan Nielsen too. Curtains pillows bags… Oh my. Four other patterns comprise the Terrace Dress, the Cinema Dress, the Late Lunch Tunic and the Everyday Skirt, the latter of which I’ve made twice now and both times with quilting cottons. Indie garment patterns that use quilting cotton, a nice article naming several of their patterns, talks about using it in this interesting article, nice article about using quilting cottons, New blouse: Deer & Doe Melilot blouse in 3 min. A perfect 4 season fabric, easily layered in winter for extra warth outside, cool inside. This indie company has a distinctive ethos and style, which is that its designs are inspired by or based on various types of building/architecture. I usually reserve quilting cottons for kids clothes and bags; however, I would love to give this aster a try! Thank you for your generosity! What a great idea. I love sewing bags with quilting fabric - I get to use prints from all of my favorite designers. I make most of my scrub shirts for work out of quilting cotton, and the hem is one of the annoying issues. I’ve just started weeding my stash of quilting cottons – mostly the fat quarters and smaller cuts, bought the same way you did, as a new quilter though. After a few washes, the fabrics stiffness will lessen and will stand up to many a night lounging on the couch. My Demi Pant (sorry UK, that’s what they’re called!) . Hello! What to do with quilting cottons? Me loves your Aster! Cotton Craft Quilting Fabric, Dark Blue Gray White Vintage Floral Fabric Fat Quarter Bundles for Sewing Crafting,46cm x 56cm (Approx 18" x 22") 4.5 out of 5 stars 68 CDN$26.99 thread is heavier because it takes only 40 kilometers of thread to weigh one kilogram. https://www.hungryhippiesews.com/2018/07/summer-dress-long-painted-portrait.html, Day 3
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