Discovering Fabrics for Quilting Made an Addict Out of Me
Are you as addicted as I am when it comes to quilting, crafts and all the glorious fabric that is associated with it? I’m not only addicted to building a stash large enough to fill a house but to all the tools of the trade too. So, I am sharing my journey of crafting heirloom quilts (and not so heirloom) & tote bags and toys. Much of this is a learning experience as I delve into projects I’ve never done before. I’ll share with you where I purchased the fabrics and notions as well.
I'm going to have a whale of a time as I finally set myself to master hand-quilting. I've done some perusing of the vast library of google images and have come to the belief that if you want real charm in a quilt, it takes the hard word of endlessly loading tiny needles with waxed thread and doing the real work.
When I first spotted this fabric, I couldn't help but think of wildflower fields filled with rabbits and butterflies. My thoughts then turned to quilting this marvelous fabric and how fresh and clean it would make any room look as the rays of sunshine beamed into my home.
I was out shopping one day and happened to stop in at Fabricland. I’m not a fan of their quilting cotton line but they had a $5yrd sale on their decor fabric. I came home with 5 yards of decor fabric that I found suitable for tote bags. Since I have this habit of gifting everything I make, I thought I’d make myself one.
I have a secret to share. I belong to a special group on Facebook called Secret Sewing Friends. It’s similar to a secret sister group. We send secret packages out monthly. We also have special events where ladies will send out random anonymous packages just to brighten someone’s day. This month, I was a recipient.