Selecting Fabric For Quilting
When you want to select your next item for quilting fabric, this process will certainly be interesting. Since the patterns are similar, what is the real difference between the fabric choices themselves. Most like patchwork made of 100% cotton fabric, because the cotton is easy to handle, mark, please hand-sewn. Thanks to the advantages of cotton fabrics than most other fabrics, the majority of cotton fabrics, which of course vary according to the color and size of the sale.
Those who have accumulated more experience, quilting may have to deal with different, more advanced materials. An unusual fabric may be difficult to deal with, especially when it is the first time you deal with it, so it is best to first use a test block. If you want to add different material layers, then test. Under normal circumstances, keep in mind that the fabric in the middle as well as to cope even with the weaving. This is due to inadvertent knitting which may distort the fabric itself easily while the wool or silk material, generally those who are light in weight, are more difficult to handle with and require experience.
Also, not only will the items affect the fabric quilting, but also the color you choose. Tones can be used to give depth to the craftwork and add tedious quilts. Therefore, it is preferable that the appearance of the color and hue required to take shape in combination.
Color, you also need to ensure that the color of the fabric will be a good complement to the people around. Contrast colors make good results and make sure your work is original. Warm colors like cold, green, blue, violet or invigorate quilts, and make their eyeballs more attractive and ready to come in combination with yellow, orange or red.
In addition, you can combine fabrics with different prints or styles, because if the fabric is properly matched together, you will create a visually appealing quilting block. The visual effects can be created by using graded colors. For example, cotton materials have different designs or styles, like tufts of blankets, floral motives, batik or micro-grain prints that faithfully reproduce solid dots, soft flannel or copied prints. Solid color fabric, in turn its own, offers a choice of color, size, pattern and tonal variegated.
Another secret consideration is to remember that quilt blocks can be made of the same fabric or shade layer, but if you make sure their texture contrasts it will be more interesting. Such as fabric with velvet luster, such as taffeta to create a wonderful effect of the eye.
After you make your choice, you must use the appropriate fabric and quilting items to prepare. After washing or drying, so if you do not use it for the quilting, you wash it, although the cotton fabric before the first wash may be shrinking, it may ruin your quilting because the suture may be gathered in the small Wrinkles and fabrics will then shrink.
Therefore, to ensure that your work will not be affected by the washing performance of the fabric, you must pre-wash all the fabrics before starting your work machine and set it in a short period of gentle washing cycle. It is best to use cold water or warm water but never use hot water. Mild, not too strong Detergent can be used, but if the fabric does not dye does not wash with detergent. Another tip to consider will make the fabric wash together, so there is nothing to react if they do not fade. After washing, dry, then press fabric to iron. Only after this final stage will the fabric be ready for quilting. You will not want to work for a couple of hours, a quilt, and only after washing the fabric shrink.