Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorites on Friday: Fabrics


Happy Friday! Thanks so much for all of the positive responses to these Friday Favorites posts; I've been having fun deciding what to write about each week. Today's Favorites on Friday post has a little bit of this and that, some fabrics I can't wait to sew with and my two favorite reference books.


First up is Milk Cow Kitchen by MaryJane for Moda. This has a fun retro vibe and reminds me of my great-grandmother's Iowa kitchen--my great grandfather was a dairy farmer, too! I can hardly wait to make some new pot holders and casserole mats for my kitchen with these fun prints. 





I am also in love with all of the scallop prints from Bonnie & Camille's Miss Kate collection. I love every color. They make the best bindings, so I picked up 1/2 yard of each.



 And I  heart anything "low-volume." I've been collecting lots of these prints for almost a year now for a few different projects on my to-do list.



And now for a couple of books I love: first is the Quilter's Ultimate Visual Guide which is basically an encyclopedia of everything you need to know about quilting. Even though it is an older book, it really is comprehensive and includes information on a wide variety of topics. It's not available new that I've seen, and the hardcover editions are quite pricey; however, there is a Kindle version available. The other book I've been using a lot lately is the All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool: Updated. This was recently published and is easy to find. It includes basic quilting information and also has many different useful charts which are great for quilters of all skill levels. I've been turning to this as a resource regularly since I got it a few months ago. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend and that you get to sew and quilt!

8 comments:

Michele T said...

I like what you like!! Thanks for sharing some fabric love!!

Sheltered Stitches said...

I see the term "low-volume" often referring to fabric.. I get the term when referring to batting, but not quite getting it for fabric.. can you explain.. I do love all these prints too!

Hildy said...

Low volumes are great I'm collecting them, too. Love the flower prints you have can you tell me what they're? And everything B&C is gorgous:-)

Beverly said...

Thank you for sharing! I enjoy your posts and information!

Billy'sgirl said...

I also love the scallop prints from Bonnie and Camille. I like to use them as blenders as well.
I look forward to you Friday Favorites!

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide is one of my very favorite quiling books. I used to use it A LOT before we had online tutorials and YouTube, and I still use it to learn about quilt sizes, needles, etc.

Laura said...

Love the scallop fabric. I bet it does look really nifty as binding.

Joy said...

I am usually drawn to the vibrant prints, but I am now collecting low volume prints. Funny how I would just ignore low volume unless I needed a piece for a project. I am obsessed with collecting Fig Tree and 3 Sisters fabby!!

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