Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SOS


I need some help from those of you who are quilters. 

My daughter has asked if I would be willing to make her a herringbone quilt. Here’s her inspiration:
Herrringone Quilt

DD is wanting to make it from a solid gray and a very soft white.  It’s 5” HSTs, so piecing it and then quilting it shouldn’t be inordinately difficult.  What I need help with is a good source for solids in a fairly wide array of colors … since I’ll be hand quilting it, I’m looking for cottons that will quilt up easily.  Even if you could point me in the direction of a specific line of fabrics, I’d appreciate it.   

Thanks ever so much, my friends!
Kathy

18 comments:

  1. Check out ConnectingThreads.com. I love their marbled prints and have a wonderful soft grey. They have a good assortment of solids too. Good luck.

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  2. Neat quilt! I'm sure you could find something online at Hancock's of Paducah but I'd probably look at local shops first - I really like to touch what I am going to buy. ~Jeanne

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  3. My choice for solids is Kona by Robert Kaufman or Bella by Moda...though I have only used white so far! The quilt for inspiration is wonderful and should be fun for you to make.

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  4. I use Connecting Threads a lot, but I aways wash the fabrics before using. I've been happy with them.

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  5. I have had good results with Connecting Threads solids. I have also used Kona Cottons and Bella Solids, and prefer Bella solids to hand quilt. Some of the colors of Kona Cotton are a bit heavy to hand quilt. I love the inspiration pic!

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  6. Can't help you with your quilting project, but I missed you in the Hodgepodge today :)

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  7. Kathy, Amy Smart a modern quilter just featured a new quilt shop on her blog and shows some solids that might be what you are looking for. Her website is: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/

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  8. Kathy, Amy Smart a modern quilter just featured a new quilt shop on her blog and shows some solids that might be what you are looking for. Her website is: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/

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  9. I am not a quilter but I am enjoying reading the comments of those who are.

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  10. Oh, I'm no help to you but I sure do like the quilt that your daughter has picked out. I know you will do a great job on it. I'm envious! :o)))

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  11. I love The Intrepid Thread and Abby Mays shops also a new one I saw Contemporary Cloth. I can't wait to see it when it is done!

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  12. No help here, but I love that quilt!

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  13. Kathy...I have no doubt that you will do a BEAUTIFUL job!

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  14. Looks like you've gotten some wonderful help on your request - yay!!! Quilters are the best friends anywhere!!! That will be a lovely quilt :)

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  15. Hi Kathy, O.k. so I love the quilt but really love the ladder it is on(I'd love one like that). My first thought on fabric was Connecting Threads also. I don't buy fabric online so not much help.
    Hope you have fun finding the right source!
    Hugs, Noreen

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  16. I missed this and a few other posts of others. Not sure why... Anyway, I too was going to say Connecting Threads, but personally I so much prefer local shops where I can see and handle the fabric. I LOVE the design she has chosen, Soo much fun. Soo many quilts we want to do, and not enough time huh? Anyway, good luck!

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  17. I would recommend the Kona solids from Mad About Patchwork. Lovely to work with!

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  18. Knew I couldn't help, but glad there are many others who have. Look forward to seeing your finished project!

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