Beautiful Quilts: Things to Know before You Start Quilting and Where to Buy Liberty Quilting Fabric Online
Are you thinking of taking up quilting? Be prepared: you might just find yourself obsessed with a new hobby. Quilting is fun and relaxing, and you’ll love the results of all your hard work. If you’re just starting out, there are a few things you should know before getting started. Here are a few basics.
Fabric and thread
There are many different patterns and designs that you can use for quilting. Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics are made from pure cotton and are perfect for beginners to handle. We encourage you to mix Liberty Tana Lawn with other quilting cottons to create a Liberty quilt with a variety of designs and textures. In addition to creating an interesting design, combining fabrics will also make your quilt more affordable. Liberty Lawn is already preshrunk, so there is no need to wash it before sewing. However if you mix it with other quilting fabrics, you will need to wash these before you start to avoid shrinkage. We recommend you use 100% pure cotton thread.
Batting is the inner layer of the quilt, the “padding” between the flimsy (the top) and the backing fabric. Batting gives the quilt warmth and insulation. It can be made from several different materials, including cotton, polyester, or wool. There is even batting available in materials such as silk and bamboo.
As well as fabric and batting, you’ll also need a variety of other supplies, such as:
- Seam ripper
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting board
Where to buy Liberty quilting fabric
Liberty quilt fabric is a luxurious, high-quality option for anyone who loves quilting. You can find Liberty fabric for quilts and much more at The Strawberry Thief. The Strawberry Thief is an online retailer, distributor and wholesaler of Liberty Fabrics. Contact The Strawberry Thief here with any questions or to place your order and get started on your first quilt.
If your local quilt store does not carry Liberty Fabrics, ask them to get in touch with The Strawberry Thief to arrange a wholesale account.