Fabric

Fabric is the basis for all sewing and quilting walking into a fabric store can be daunting, this section will help you learn a little about the most common fabric types.  In the Sew Awesome Interest Project you can learn more about many of these, as well as see and feel them.  If you are interested in this IP please contact Tracy Darr-Van Reet tracydvr@comcast.net.
 

Do you know why certain fabrics are used for quilting more than others?  What are spandex and morie?  What kind of thread should you use?  Well, here is some information that can help you with these and other questions.
 Now that you've learned about the fabrics, you'll need to know how to clean them.  Always check the manufactuer's recommendations on the label first.  But if you can't read the tag here are some references for you.
 
BLOGS
 
Of course there are blogs devoted to fabrica out there!  Here are some that I've stumbled across that are interesting.
  • Whipstitch - all about modern sewing
  • True Up All Fabric, All the time...."This blog focuses on fabric for crafting, quilting, apparel, and home decorating. It’s not about sewing — there are already so many blogs who do a knockout job with their sewing projects and advice — it’s more a celebration of pattern and texture."
 
If your interested in quilting please visit your local quilt shop, they have great cottons.  Most shops have a wide variety, but many tend to have a "favorite", this is really prevalent with the shops online.   These are:
  • 1930's
  • Civil War
  • Modern
  • Oriental
  • Contemporary
  • Retro
  • Batiks
There are even shops that take it a step further...  there are shops that specialize in Bugs, Southwest & Cats to name a few.  So if you're looking for something specific just google it and I'm sure you'll be able to find it.