Sunday, December 29, 2013

Quilting cottons: fabulous for garments

Schoolhouse Tunic (women's) by Sew Liberated
made with Sophia 6864 russet 
Have you considered using some of those fresh, pretty florals, the contemporary geometrics, or even the novelty prints you find at your local quilt shops for something other than quilts? Like, maybe a garment??

Through my travels as a Blank Quilting fabric rep, I'm seeing lots of fabulous (and fun!) garments made from these high-quality, beautifully printed 100% cotton lovelies. At left is my version of the Schoolhouse Tunic (pattern design by Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated). The fabric is one of the geometrics from the Sophia collection by Blank Quilting.

If the thought of making a garment using quilting fabrics has ever crossed your mind… here is some inspiration… or some motivation.

Left: Audrey's Afternoon Dress by Indygo Junction.
Right: Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated.
Crossover Tunic by Indygo Junction
Left: Cowl Neck Shift by Indygo Junction
Right: a peasant top
For the little girls.

Gabby's Sleepover Jammies by Izzy & Ivy
made with Bella Blvd by Blank Quilting.

Simplicity 2171 designed by Sarah Rose
made with Sunflowers and Samsara 6794 cocoa by Blank Quilting.
Dress made at Barb's Sewing Center
with Madeline and coordinates by Blank Quilting.
Made with fabrics from Floral Dream collection by Blank Quilting.
From Barb's Sewing Center.
This cap sleeved dress has a smocked front yoke.
And for the boys, check out this adorable dinosaur.
Another clever idea from Barb's Sewing Center:
a sweatshirt with an embroidered appliqué using Wondertones.
Machine embroidered appliqué.
Visit your local sewing center or quilt shop for other great patterns and sewing ideas.
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