Thursday, December 26, 2013

AlphabeThursday - F is for Fabric

I've been in love with fabric since I was a young girl.  

I like to decorate my house with textiles.  This wall hanging I bought from a friend of mine, Carol Sinnreich.  She creates pictorial quilts and hangings that are absolutely beautiful.    


Some fabrics I've carried around with me for a long time, but have never found a use for them.  These pieces I believe are of a Japanese origin.  Don't know what they're made of and can't remember now where I bought them.  I believe they are silk, and some are double-sided.  Remarkable!  Maybe you can tell by looking at them and let me know.  


When Mom gave me my new sewing machine earlier in the month, she let me have my pick of leftover fabric too.  I would have taking everything, but didn't want to seem too greedy.  


This leftover fabric I bought at JoAnns to help me start my crazy quilt.  Some are called Fabric Quarters and others are called Fat Quarters.  Not sure if they are one and the same...  A fat quarter is a one-fourth yard cut of fabric that (usually) measures 18" x 22", instead of the typical 9" x 44" quarter-yard cut.       


And here's a new thing, to me.  It's called Jelly Roll fabric, which measures 2.5" x 44".  They are typically 40 strips of fabric, but can vary.  There's a club at the Fat Quarter Shop  in Texas (and online) that delivers a jelly roll every month.  
Check it out!



I know I'll be learning so much more about fabric and sewing in the coming months.  I am, after all, a pre-novice at best...  Stay tune for more posts to come about sewing and my escapades with fabric!






So, what other words have bloggers over at Ms. Jenny's "Off on my Tangent" picked for the Letter F?

13 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

Fabrics are so luscious! I have a stash, too. time to start using it!
It will be fun to see what you make!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Oh I love fabrics to touch ~ Lovely post for F ~ Happy New Year to you, carol, xxx

fredamans said...

You have many beautiful fabrics! So pretty! Can't wait to see what you build with them all.

Lola said...

What wonderful fabrics!

Here's wishing you & yours a safe, happy & healthy 2014!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Best of luck in your new project♪ Happy merry holidays!

Rose Clearfield said...

What a great fabric collection! It's nice that my mom uses fabric because it gives me an excuse to buy it for someone. :)

Charleen said...

Isn't it terrible how the textile industry has almost completely gone out of the US?

Gattina said...

Different fabrics are great to make quilts !

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Fat Quarters are fun -- all lined up and pretty at JoAnn's!! I don't sew much anymore, and have never quilted, but I still love to look at the fabrics and dream!

Tracy Cook said...

I also love fabric, I was fortunate to bring lots if my cousins stash. Just need to find things to sew apart from quilting

Birgit said...

What a great F for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday! I love the wall hanging. :)

If you want to read about Disney's Frozen, hop over to my blog. Frozen is my F this week. :)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

edenhills said...

How fun! I'm sure you'll put all that fabric to good use.

Jenny said...

I share a similar fascination with fabric...

There are so many varieties, it seems impossible to be familiar with them all!

Fun post for the letter "F"!

Thanks for linking.

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