Happy Monday and hello August! Welcome back to the next post in my Building a Fabric Stash series. Today I’ll be talking about novelty, holiday, and seasonal fabrics. I have a lot of favorites in these categories, and I’m excited to share some of my thoughts on purchasing, storing, and using these fun fabrics.
There are many different fabrics I’m drawn to in the novelty fabrics category:
kitchen-themed prints, text and word prints, holiday-themed prints, and juvenile prints to name just a few. But what do you do with these types of prints? And how much should you purchase? Here are some ideas for using these fabrics:
Use novelty prints for fun borders and backings.
Use novelty prints for bag linings.
Cut up novelty prints into squares for simple patchwork quilts.
Use novelty prints for “I Spy” type quilts (make a list of things included in the quilt so kids can have fun searching) .
Use novelty prints for kitchen accessories: pot holders, table toppers, and place mats.
Use novelty prints for fabric gift bags.
I purchase fat quarters or fat eighths of novelty prints for piecing, and when I really love a novelty print fabric I will purchase enough for a quilt back or backing for table accessories.!
I love making Christmas projects of all kinds: quilts, gift bags, pillows, table decor items, and wall-hangings and stockings. So I purchase and save Christmas novelty prints in small amounts (fat quarters) for piecing and in bigger pieces for borders and backings.
I also love Americana and patriotic-themed quilts and projects, so I purchase and buy those types of fabrics when I fall in love with them. I try to cut up left-overs from bigger projects as I finish so I always have a good supply of squares and strips for smaller projects and gifts.
Other categories of seasonal fabrics include fall, winter, spring, and summer-themed prints, Valentine’s Day prints, and of course Halloween prints! These fabrics are best stored together for ease of putting together a project.
Do you have any other fun ideas and suggestions for using novelty prints? Please share in the comments!
Tomorrow I’ll be back with the Christmas in July idea post and parade, and…if you’ve been thinking about purchasing anything from my Etsy shop lately I have some Desert Bloom mini charms arriving tomorrow. One free with any shipped order while supplies last (US shipping only and does not apply to PDF purchases). Just leave a note in the comment section: Desert Bloom Mini Charm!
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