Beginner quilters are often mystified by the selection of quilting fabric. Be assured that once you have a quilt or two under your belt, selecting quilting fabric gets easier.
If you are still uncomfortable selecting quilting fabrics, here are some tips to keep in mind.
1. Who will be covered for? If you are making a baby quilt, do not choose the woven open where tiny fingers can get caught. Are you quilting for a family that absolutely hates floral designs, careful not to choose any floral prints for the quilt. It 'really that simple.
2. What kind of quilt are you doing? If you make a rag quilt, flannel and mixes light breeze just right for the seams open. Cotton fabrics also mixes well.
3. Store displays can help. If you are not comfortable in mixing and matching fabrics, make a note of the displays in your fabric store. Coordinating fabrics are usually displayed together. While not restricted to certain tissues as they are displayed, the coordination of inventory can help give you some good options.
The price to pay for quilting fabric vary depending on the chosen fabric, where you shop, etc. If you are lucky, you can buy a gingham for a covering for one dollar a yard. These fabrics can go from there. Keep an eye on the price you pay if you have a budget quilt fabric!
Many quilters are accustomed to buying quilting fabric at retail chains like Wal-Mart. The Wal-Mart, however, began to phase out some of these services in U.S. stores.
More quilters are online shopping for quilting fabric and other accessories. If you have never bought online fabric, but I try to do your homework to ensure you are working with a seller you trust.
If buying from an online auction, you can review the comments other buyers have made about the seller, the quality of the quilting fabric or supplies they bought, etc. You will probably see descriptions such as "from pet free, smoke free home "in the listings fabric you read. For buyers with pets or smoke allergies, that information is vital.
Pay attention to the fact that you are buying quilting fabric by the yard or the "fat quarter". In most cases, a yard of cloth would be a better deal price-wise than a quarter of fat.
For more information on the selection of quilting fabrics, quilting join a club or Internet. More experienced quilters can help you earn your trust.
With each project you complete quilting, you soon discovered to have a lot of scrap quilting fabric. This is the sign of a serious Quilter!
To keep the quilting fabric stash interesting to organize an exchange of quilting fabric with some friends. Everyone can bring their scrap quilting fabric swap. In addition to meeting people with similar interests, you are sure to pick up a tip or two!
Once you have a supply of quilting fabric, you decide where to hold the fabric. Some quilters use cedar boxes for storage of tissue. Others use rubber or plastic totes large container. A simple cardboard box his job.
Leftover scraps quilting fabric is comfortable in your house. Use them for quick projects, like a pillow or make a coordinated quilted postcard. If you think you have too much stuff, trade with your friends, quilting, selling at an online auction or use the free ad.