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?