Quilter's Secret Exposed:
Co-ordinate fabrics like a pro, every Time!
NOTE: Actual fabric colours may vary compare to colours appear on your monitor,
because of differeces in settings, brands and other factors outside of our control.
Pattern placements may be different too because the pieces are cut at random from a whole roll.
" When I first began quilting, fabric selection seemed a little overwhelming....
Somewhere along the line I was introduced to a Charm Pack. and it was love at first sight.
Each and every square in the little pack complemented the others beautifully. Genius.
I still enjoy selecting fabric based on pattern, scale, and colour from time to time, but I mainly stick with using one fabric collection for my designs now."
- Camille Roskelly, quilter & author of "Simplify"
Let's face it: so many of us dread the thought of selecting fabrics for a quilt, whenever we start a new project......
Because choosing fabrics means stress and agony of having to make decisions on the spot.....
which could be pretty permanent....!
You need to consider colours, patterns, and whether something go together.... and after all that, still wondering IF the person you're making the quilt for will like it
Phew.... talk about hard work, and you haven't started sewing yet...!
Imagine NEVER having another "meh" moment
when you're so close to finishing your quilt, only to discover that you're not too sure about the choice of fabrics after all....
Instead, think about how satisfied you'd feel
if the end result was just like what you've seen in the magazines or quilt shows, even better....
........ and EVERYONE commented on how amazing you are
at choosing fabrics and putting colours together!!! What if choosing fabric was easier than you think?
Hey, you might as well take credit for being AWESOME
at co-ordinating prints for your quilt...
..... seeing you've done the hard work of sewing anyway!
Often the hard part is to come up with know the "how".......
Formally trained as a Fashion / Textile Designer - now a Quilter & Patchwork Teacher - I have spent the last 10 years teaching others and sharing the joy of Patchwork Quilt making.
Recently I had a conversation with a fellow local designer, Nicole Mallalieu (from the "You Sew, Girl!" fame)... about how people are amazed that some of us seem to have "a flair" in choosing colours and fabrics.
Since we both graduated from the same fashion design institute, we can vouch for each other that such "flair" was definitely more "nurture" than "nature" (i.e. none of us are born with the ability... we simply got trained...!!). That means YOU too can have the "designer's flair".....
...... and actually ENJOY putting colours together!
There is no doubt that it will take some time and practice to get there..... But the first step in becoming confident in choosing colour is to have the right visual aid at the start... this is the easiest way I know.
The Secret of creating stunning quilts EVERY time....
..... is simply starting with a Fat Quarter Bundle!
In this case.... you get 42 Fat Quarters!
Take a closer look.......
Image Courtesy of "Simplify" by Camille Roskelley
This collection is called "Marmalade".......
"Back in the good ol' days kids would jump off the bus and run into the house,
Dropping their books as they went, heading straight for the kitchen.
Mom was ususally there in her frilly apron, cooking something delicious.
Jellies and jams were always a favourite.
Depending on season, it could be strawberry, raspberry, huckleberry or peach.
Mom knew just how to make it so that when you spread butter on bread fresh out of the oven and smothered it with marmalade, you knew you were home."
- Bonnie & Camille
No.... it's not a body part :-)
To define what a "Fat Quater" is, let's look at a "Skinny Quarter" first....
When you purchase fabric, it is almost always sold by length (either in metres or in yards - depending on where you purchase it from).
A quarter of a yard gives you 9 inches of fabric, across the width of the roll - so you end up with a long, skinny piece - roughly 9" x 42". Not all that useful, is it?
Now, picture this instead: you cut one whole yard off the roll, and then fold this in half lengthwise and widthwise, you will end up with a couple of creases in the form of a cross.
Cut long these two line, and you get four pieces, each measures roughly about 45cm x 55cm (18" x 22")
, almost a square! Isn't this a much more user-friendly cut?!
Fat Quarter Bundles are made of Fat Quarter pieces.... stacked together and tied into a nice tall bundle.
See below - how much bigger the Fat 1/4 Bundles
, next to Fat 1/8 Bundles........ see the difference?
Note: Photos shown for size comparison purposes only. See other photos for actual item for sale.
These are 18" x 22" pieces
of coordinating fabric that come from the same collection of fabric (also known as a "fabric line", "fabric range" or "story").
Fat Quarter Bundles (also called Fat 1/4 Packs) include one of each of the prints, anywhere between 25 to 40 pieces epending on how many different fabrics are included in the range.
Most of the well-known fabric manufacturers - such as Lecien, Kokka, or Moda - release Fat Quarter Packs with every fabric line they produce.
It is an easy way to get variety in your projects. If you love a fabric line, it's a great way to get a decent piece of all of it (and not miss out on any)... in one easy step!
Have you fallen in LOVE with a certain range of fabrics..?
Consider buying multiple packs of Fat Quarters.....
This way you will end up with more fabrics
to play with, and this opens up your options
when it comes to deciding what quilt design to go with (and what size to make them in).
Why Would I Want a Fat Quater?
Same reason why you would with a Fat Eighth :-)
Look at the diagram above and you'll see that a fat quarter gives you the opportunity to cut larger chunks of fabric than would be possible from a regular "skinny 1/4" (which would be 9" x 42").
A fat quarter offers more versatility, whether it's for patchwork or appliquÃ©, and Fat Quarter Bundles work out more economical than buying by the length
if you have a limited budget
and still would like to get the widest variety
of prints possible. Brilliant!
How does this Fat Quarter Bundle help me with fabric selection?
That's the BEST thing about Fat 1/4 Packs - you DON'T need to worry about selecting fabrics!
Because Fat Quarter Packs give you the ENTIRE fabric collection, the hard works of co-ordinating fabrics has been done for you...
You see, a fabric collection will typically include coordinating small / medium / and large scale prints, in several different colour ways. This gives your project the designer edge that looks like you've spend AGES on selecting just the right fabrics.
A well-known textile or fabric designer (sometimes a team) would have put in pain-staking effort to make sure that the fabric collection they produce are something that YOU will love, and hopefully inspire you to make quilts, garments and bags that EVERYONE will love!
When you purchase a Fat Quarter Pack, it's like having your OWN expert team of designers or friendly patchworkers
picking out fabrics for you...!! Hey, why not let someone else do the hard work for a change?
Once you have bought a few Fat 1/4 Bundle and made a few things from the fabric, you will find that choosing fabrics and co-ordinating colours / prints become less stressful over time....
In fact, you might even look forward to start putting together your own fabric
stash when you go to fabric shops and quilt shows!
This is because as quilters, we all tend to be "visual" learners
By working and playing with fabric ranges that have already been put together by professionals, we learn to see what goes together, and what contrast with each other successfully. Another word, we learn by examples....
This is just like having your very own private tuition
of colour and design theory, without any pressure and high cost. Better still, you get to have heaps of fun and make tons of beautiful things for your family and friends too...!!!
(... they're gonna think that you are amazing
About the Designer.....
Bonnie and Camille
Bonnie and Camille met on June 10, 1983 when Camille came into the world on Bonnie??s 24th birthday. Not only do the two share a family and a birthday, they also share a love of quilting and an all out obsession with fabric.
Since starting her company Cotton Way in 1990, Bonnie has designed over 300 patterns. She currently resides in Idaho, has a wonderful husband, 5 children, and enjoys spoiling her 5 beautiful grandchildren. When she??s not busy designing, she enjoys decorating her home, scrapbooking and boating with the family.
Camille started her own pattern company Thimble Blossoms in 2007. She currently lives in Las Vegas and is raising her two energetic little boys, Aiden & Canon. A few of her favorite things are staying up all night sewing, blogging, and watching movies with her family.
This mother daughter team blends trendy with traditional, and has the unique perspective of two generations of quilters. Their hope is that you, too, may be able to start a new quilt day tradition as mothers and daughters. Oh, and don??t forget the chocolate! ....and YOU get to enjoy instant success in whatever project you've set your heart on, because the fabrics speak for themselves!
Sounds like you might enjoy playing with Some Fat Quarters?
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So what's included in this Fat Quarter Bundle?
"This collection of fabric is so cute and I love it. Such a cute design and the colours are adorable!
Now I have to figure out what to do with it... decisions decisions."
- Jess, a Happy Customer
Professionally cut and packaged by Moda Fabric, this Fat Quarter Bundle contains 42 of
18" x 22" (approx. 45 cm x 55 cm) fabric pieces - from the "Marmalade"
collection. One of the most loved patchwork fabric manufacturers - Moda has been around since 1975. Moda has some of the best independent designers
as well as a highly experienced in-house design team - they are constantly creating and striving to bring you the latest and greatest in quilting fabrics - that means You get to enjoy some of the hottest new lines of fabrics in the world!
- Moda Fat Quater Packs are convenient pre-cut assortments of colour-coordinated 45 cm x 55 cm fabric pieces. This gives you the greatest amount of flexibility, so you can make pretty much every projects you see!
- You receive the complete collection - one of each print. No need to run around the shops looking for them... more time to relax and sew. Yay!
- Perfect for any patchwork project including quilt tops, boutique-style outfits, home decor and scrapbooking.
- Top Quality 100% cotton Designer fabric - quality has never been so affordable!
Attention.....!! Like all precut fabrics,
Fat Eighths should NOT be pre-washed...!
So, what can I do with my Fat Quarters?
More than just sewing up the pieces to make a large quilt, there are SO many other fun (and easy) to make! Here are some inspirations from the designers themselves.....
Image Courtesy of "Simplify" by Camille Roskelley
What would YOU do with yours....?
Image Courtesy of Moda
"I'm using these to make baby quilts for twins. A little change in the variation of the pattern and I have two totally different quilts.Yay!
The quality is fantastic - I love Moda and this was a great deal!!"
- Katrina, a Happy customer
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