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Oakshott Water Packs

Oakshott Fabrics is sponsoring our IBS2 raffle with these wonderful "Water" fabrics bundles in all shades of blue...

Fabric Junkies

Oceanwaves Quilt

Years ago, I wrote an e-mail to a friend saying that I would have to leave the office early – it was a Friday afternoon – to go to the city centre because I was in very urgent need of fabric. So what, you might think. Quite normal for a quilter, I think...

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Oakshott Fabrics

Oakshott Fabrics

When you think about (quilt) fabric manufacturers, the image you have is probably one of a very large company, probably with American headquarters, an enormous marketing budget and ever changing fabric lines by well-known designers. But this image couldn’t be more wrong in the case of Oakshott Fabrics based in Gloucester, UK...

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Ugly Fabrics

Ugly Fabrics

“Ugly Fabrics” is a harsh title for an article which deals with a seemingly subjective issue. When exactly do you call fabric ugly? Is it the colour that determines ugliness? Or the pattern? Or both?.... (18 May 2011)

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When is a scrap a scrap?

Anything smaller than a fat eighth is a scrap for me.
8% (1 vote)
If the piece is smaller than a 5” square (12.5 cm) it goes into my scrap stash.
17% (2 votes)
I agree with the Quilt around the World definition: Anything smaller than 2” to 3” square is a scrap.
67% (8 votes)
The smaller the better: A 1” square can still be sewn into a ½” finished size square and is not a scrap.
8% (1 vote)
Total votes: 12

Purchasing Fabric: Stashing or Planning?

I always plan my quilts and buy exactly the quantity required for each project.
0% (0 votes)
I do some planning and then buy an approximate quantity.
14% (2 votes)
I buy fabric whenever I find something I like.
50% (7 votes)
I have a stash of fabric which I try to keep balanced as to colours and patterns.
14% (2 votes)
I neither plan all my quilts nor do I suffer from compulsory stash building. My shopping behaviour varies from project to projec
21% (3 votes)
Total votes: 14

Are there ugly fabrics?

Yes, of course.
21% (3 votes)
No, there aren't. Everything is relative in life and tastes are different.
21% (3 votes)
Fabrics can be ugly, but they can always be made into something beautiful.
57% (8 votes)
Total votes: 14

What to do with precuts

Precuts

I shouldn't be allowed near fabric packs containing pieces cut smaller than fat quarters... (21 November 2010)

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To prewash or not to prewash?

I always prewash fabric.
45% (5 votes)
I never prewash fabric.
36% (4 votes)
It depends on the fabric and/or the project.
18% (2 votes)
Total votes: 11

Fabric Preparation

Fabric Preparation

Unless otherwise stated, we recommend you use high-quality 100% cotton fabric for the projects available at Quilt around the World. The fabric should always be washed and ironed before use...

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Author: 
Jutta Hufnagel
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