What Do You Do With…Cotton Lawn?

In the world of cotton fabrics, there’s several different substrates (fiber compositions and weaving structures) to choose from, with a mid-weight woven as the most common for prints. While this substrate is good for making quilts, it can be fun to switch things up with something different– like cotton lawn!

Let’s talk about what makes lawn special, what projects work best with lawn, and then learn some tips about how to make sewing with lawn a breeze.

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What Do You Do With…Double Gauze?

Welcome back to our new series here on the Pink Castle Fabrics Blog, called “What Do You Do With..?” designed to answer the age old question– what does one do with different substrates, with common precuts, with different notions? Let’s dive in to one of the most common questions we hear in the shop– what do I do with double gauze?

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What are Modern Batiks?

Most quilters are familiar with batik fabrics– cotton fabric that has been hand painted, stamped, or dyed over (similar almost to tie dye) to give a multicolored, handcrafted look. In addition to these classic prints (that may or may not be the modern quilter’s taste) over the last few years, a new type of batik has emerged: the modern batik!

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What Do You Do With…Blender Prints?

Welcome to a new series here on the Pink Castle Fabrics blog, “What Do I Do With…” which aims to help quilters and sewists learn about fabrics, substrates, notions, techniques, and more! Today, we start with a simple one: what do you do with blender prints? When a┬ámaterial lists for patterns recommend some of your fabric be blender prints,what does this mean?

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Introducing Anna Maria Horner’s Conservatory Fabric

There is a lot of fabric out there in the quilting world, and it can be hard for artists to stand out from the crowd. Anna Maria Horner seeks to change that with her new project, Conservatory. Since its launch at spring 2018 Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon, this new initiative from Anna Maria and Free Spirit Fabrics has the quilt world buzzing with excitement.

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