Quilting Fabric

Written by Abby Luttrell
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In order to get the right look for your quilt, you will want to choose the perfect quilting fabric. It's gotten easier now with the popularity of quilting. Many new companies have sprung up which specialize in quilting fabrics, whether basic traditional patterns meant to complement old-fashioned designs, or modern, innovative textiles for contemporary quilts.

Traditional Quilting Fabrics

The traditional fabrics can be found from Woodrow Studio and Maywood Studio. These designers have all the hard-to-find turn of the century chintzes, paisleys, and Victorian floral patterns. You will recognize these antique textile designs which feature cherries, leaves and branches, roses, stars, and little buds.

More contemporary fabrics are the work of designers Debbie Mumm, and Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries. They have innovative motifs in bright, jazzy colors. These fabrics lend themselves to modern quilting patterns which can even turn into wall hangings and display pieces.

There are also a whole range of Christmas fabrics for special holiday quilts and quilted pillows. Rachel's of Greenfield has several charming Christmas fabrics, including "The Carolers," "Snowman," and "Santa." Spectrix has a delightful series of topiary snowmen. And Debbie Mumm, known for her innovative designs, also weighs in with more traditional holiday motifs in her Christmas line.

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