Learning – Learning – Learning.
It never stops – which is a good thing I’m sure!
When I started quilting at the ripe old age of 30 (!) it was partly (mostly!) because I was madly in love with pretty fabrics.
I love fabrics.
I mean we all know I lurve trimmings right? But fabrics are pretty high on my list of favorite things to shop for – and as with any quilter I have a stash of fabric that could clothe a village – if someone would take on that job!
Anywho – my stash is all 100% cotton … well I guess 2% is now silk after doing Clara and getting hooked on those amazing silks – but really what you’ll find in my deep drawers filled with fabric is 100% cotton!
These days though, having left the quilts behind for now, I have got to venture into the bigger fabric world now – seriously – because when I had to clothe Gemini and Pandora there was no way I could do 100% cotton because there is no stretch in those fabrics. Also it is kind of boring because it is “flat” – for lack of a better expression I guess.
On my birthday weekend we met up with all Mr. Hubby’s cousins and they are all fantastically creative and one told me about this book she’d just gotten – which describes all the different kinds of fabric out there!
Well Hello – I had to have one of those – snazzy fast!
So I went to Chapters and this is what got
Looking good non?
(did you notice that background fabric? – one of my favorite quilting fabrics … bought because Kristyne made this stunning STUNNING quilt embroidering all these little different handbags on it – I have to ask her for a photo … )
Well at least it will tell me a little about the different kinds out there – because when I go to ETSY not a lot comes back when I type “a fabric with a bit of stretch”!
Have a lovely weekend!