Friday, March 10, 2017
Op Shop Fabric
I bought some yardage of this pink cat fabric from an op shop more than 12 months ago at the right price.
There was no purpose in mind when it was purchased but I felt sure there would be a use for it one day.
Linda had the opportunity to make a couple of community quilts.
The pink fabric has found a home at last.
I framed the panel for her with orange fabric and when she finished the machine quilting I finished it with magic binding.
The cat fabric is brushed cotton. Along with the batting it has become a soft cuddly quilt.
Not a bad use for some fabric that had been sitting in our stash for a while.
We had some grey polar fleece for the backing.
Cotton batting was used and again we have another snuggly quilt for a young person.
In turn this meant that the magic binding I like to use would not be suitable as it is wider and extends more into the border, therefore losing the effect of the 4 patch.
Back to regular binding which was nice to do for a change and it worked well in this instance.
P.S. I have not shown the quilts in their entirety. Linda made them and I am leaving it for her to blog about them if she wishes.