April 21, 2012

A hearty welcome to new readers who’ve found the blog by way of Stitch This! I hope you’ll take some time to poke around the Bookstore, Blogroll, and Categories. There’s a ton of information about appliqué here!

After my recent post about broderie perse, Angie SoCal asked, “Curious – did you find that bouquet in home decorating fabric? I don’t see much fabric like that in the stores.”

Nope! It’s a regular quilter’s cotton. I rummaged through my tub of florals and found the rest of the hunk I had.

“Rose Garden from Marti Michell and Maywood Studio.” Like most of the fabric in my stash, it goes back a few years.

While I was rummaging I pulled out a few other examples of fabrics that would make good candidates for broderie perse. Like I said, these particular fabrics are “aged to perfection” so you probably won’t find the exact same ones today. But if you’re at all interested in broderie perse and you see some beautiful bouquet fabrics like these, grab ’em!

“Nancy Kirk Civil War II for Benartex.”

“Vintage Cottons by Hoffman International Fabrics.”

I don’t have the selvedge of this one but I know it’s a Lakehouse fabric by Holly Holderman.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


4 Responses to “Welcome new readers, and broderie perse fabrics”

  1. Carrie P. on April 22nd, 2012 11:06 am

    You know Angie is right. It is hard to find fabrics like that anymore. So many modern fabrics are making their appearances in our stores.

  2. Jeanne M. Wallace on April 22nd, 2012 2:23 pm

    I have so many flowered pattern material however I did see a lady how gave a Quilting with Crayons demo, and I have lost the demo, but she really did a great job showing how to do it well, at least for me. I would love to find her again no I did not remember her name duh me! if anyone knows of a lady with a book on it also that would be wonderful, I would be so grateful. thank you so much, I am going to enjoy reading and learning new things here about applicable I love doing this, also Quilting. thank you for helping, hugs and Cheers angeljeanne (jeanne) xox

  3. admin on April 22nd, 2012 4:17 pm

    Hi Jeanne! Welcome! Might you be thinking of “Creative Quilts from the Crayon Box” by Terrie Kygar?

  4. June Cowles on April 30th, 2012 4:52 pm

    I love the big floral fabric!

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