Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fabric


First I have to show you this Moda fabric I got the other day...it was the end of the bolt so got a bit over two yards for a pretty good price.  BTW, for those that don't know, Moda is a a brand of fabric....you know how jeans have makers such as Levi's, Wranglers, Lee Riders....you would not believe all the brands of fabric.  But Moda is one of my favorite brands...along with all the rest of them.  LOL


Giving the second view to give you scale...the cutting mat it is laying on has lines every inch....but that first photo gives the real feel of the fabric.  I had gotten some of this in a bag of scraps and hated to even use it  I like it so well....and my daughter likes it, so one of us will find a use for it.  Right now, I just like admiring it.  LOL

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I got the binding made for my daughter's Lotus Quilt...she had the top quilted by a shop with a long arm quilting machine.


I just love the fabric daughter chose.  This is over 400 inches of binding.


I wanted to show this view.  First I cut strips of fabric the width of the fabric.  In this case the strips are 2 1/4 inches wide, and sew them together--end to end.  If I had thought I would have taken pics to show how I do that.   But maybe you are not interested in that anyway.  Then I fold the fabric in half  and press, and fanfold it as I get enough pressed.  That way I can put it down by my right side and it does not become a tangled mess as I sew it to the quilt.

Hope everyone is having a good week. 


16 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...all beautiful fabrics. I LOVE the rich colors.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...all beautiful fabrics. I LOVE the rich colors.

Bonnie said...

Your picture of that beautiful fabric pulled me right into this post! I am a fabric lover too and a quilter. Moda does make very nice fabric and is among my favorites as well. I also love the batik fabric you are using for the binding. I love working with batiks too and have made a couple of quilt out of them so far. I always love seeing what you are working on.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That is one pretty length of cloth... ideal for a cushion (pillow) cover, I'd say! YAM xx

Sandra said...

That fabric is very pretty. Buying it as the end of the bolt does help save on the cost. Hope you have a special project for the roses. I am also enjoying the binding fabric. Love how you described making it. I totally understand the process. Folding it in that fashion will definitely help when sewing it onto the quilt. My quilty project for the moment is hand quilting on a quilt that I made a long time ago; well the top was made a long time ago. I finally got it sandwiched together with the top, batting and backing. So now the long slow process of finishing the quilt! I am also working on a new quilt top. Have all the blocks sewn together and need to add two borders. I will be sharing all this soon I hope. It has been a good week!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love both fabrics and the rich colors.

Ginny Hartzler said...

You do such detailed and beautiful work! And I like the Moda fabric. Now, I want to see what you will make with it! It is too pretty to not put to use. It must BECOME something.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I’ve made note of Grass of the Earth because it is a book I know I would like. Very pretty Moda fabric here and the job you did on the binding is perfect.

Granny Marigold said...

I've never heard of Moda fabric but I have a SIL who sews a lot and I'll ask her if she has any. I'd love to feel it.
400 inches of that binding. Sounds like many hours of work.

Marie Smith said...

The pattern is lovely. The colour of your daughter’s quilt is a favourite of mine.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I really like both of these fabrics. I really should get busy an make binding for both of the quilts I have going right now. I feel like I'm spinning wheels right now. LOL
xx, Carol

Sandra said...

my mother would LOVE this rose pattern material, for my taste I am in love with the binding, love that for me, hope we can see it when finished. the colors are great in both of these. I did not know that material has brand names, but then I think I bought fabric twice in my 75 years. so how would I know.

Nancy Chan said...

I would like to see how you sewed the strips of cloth to the quilt.

Henny Penny said...

That is pretty fabric and your binding turned out pretty and neat. I LOVE to find a really pretty piece of fabric but then like you said, hate to cut it. Yes, I would have been interested in how you cut the binding. Maybe next time. Does that binding have to be cut like bias tape?

Gill - That British Woman said...

love that fabric..........I am a HUGE fan of Tula Pink Fabrics.

CheerfulMonk said...

I love that fabric too! Its so rich looking.