Choosing the Best Quilting Fabric and Where to Buy Quilting Fabric Online in Australia
Planning a quilting project and selecting the materials you’ll use can be a lot of fun – but it can also be a bit overwhelming. There are so many different fabrics available that it can sometimes seem impossible to narrow your choices down to just a few. There’s an art to picking out the right fabrics; here are some tips to help you out.
Consider a quilt kit
If selecting quilting fabric is difficult, consider buying a quilt kit instead. Especially if you’re just starting out, a quilt kit makes the job of organising your project super easy. Many kits come with a perfectly balanced selection of prints, so you don’t have to worry about making sure your fabrics coordinate well. Often, you’ll see a collection of prints including small, medium, and large prints balanced with light , medium and dark tones. Using a kit gives you a way to build confidence before trying to choose fabrics on your own.
Use colour theory
Choosing colours alone is a big part of quilting. Start with one piece of fabric to be your hero, around which you want to build your quilt. Use the colour wheel and compare it to your cloth, looking for colours that complement or contrast with the colours you already have.
Pay attention to the overall size or scale of your fabric’s design. A mixture of scale of design used in your quilt will create interest and contrast. The Strawberry Thief has a legend at the bottom of all the fabric images to help you work out the scale of the print.
Practice, practice, practice
The most important thing when putting together you quilt is remembering to have fun and experiment with all your quilting fabric. See your mistakes as an opportunity for creativity and self expression, and enjoy the creative process as much as the finished product.
Where to buy quilting fabric online
When you’re ready to buy quilting fabric online in Australia, The Strawberry Thief has what you need. Our online store has a wide variety of Liberty Tana lawn fabrics. Our pre-cut fabrics are great time savers and priced affordably so everyone can explore the joy of quilting. We keep an extensive range of Liberty Tana Lawn and fine linen in stock so you can always find what you need. For a super easy way to choose fabric for your next quilt, be sure to explore our selection of quilt kits. Our kits come with beautifully coordinated pre-cut fabric to make your quilting project a breeze. We offer free shipping in Australia on orders over $50 and free international shipping on orders over $150. We make it easy to buy quilting fabric online with a wide variety of your favourite high-quality materials and outstanding customer service. Be sure to contact us with any questions, and happy quilting.