Sewing with New Fabrics

I’m working on a quilt for our online shop so we can photograph it and show the fabrics in a different pattern than the fabric makers. I’m using the Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel fabric line and I’m completely in love with it! It’s so pretty with it’s designs and the fat quarter bundles, which we’re pre-selling in the shop, also include the voile, and canvas. (I have plans for a tote bag for those.)

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I’m using Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman for the first time with it and I’m loving how it comes out! Has anyone else used that fabric before? I feel a love affair coming on with that stuff. It’s perfect for my current project, a pattern by Eye Candy Quilts, but I’m also daydreaming about all the quilts I want to make with it. They just came out with a metallic version too and it’s so pretty in person!

Of course, I have to have my sewing assistants right behind me making sure I’m getting my work done.

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What are your experiences with Essex Linen? I’m curious to know!

2 thoughts on “Sewing with New Fabrics

  1. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl says:

    Essex Linen was a surprise to me as well. I did not expect to like it as much as I did and I can definitely understand the love affair. 🙂 I have had good success using it in several projects, including paper piecing.


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