This past weekend I went to Fabricland with the intension of selecting a few different fabrics to make my first quilt, a lap quilt for the sofa.

And that’s as far as I got.

My local Fabricland location doesn’t focus on quilting but rather fashion and decor so the colour selection wasn’t spectacular. And to be quite frank, I didn’t know how to start selecting fabric. Do you purchase a main fabric then go from there or do you select your colour palette first?

I’ve been spending a lot of time watching YouTube videos from the Missouri Star Quilt Co., the quality of their videos is great and their tutorials are easy enough for a beginner like me! Sure, a lot of their videos are promotions for items sold in the store but why not?

Also check out piece and press, Dan is a relative newbie at quilting but his creations are fantastic!

piece and press' asymmetrical table runner

piece and press birthday pillow

piece and press wedding quilt

Check out Dan’s blog and Flickr account for more quilting goodness!


2 thoughts on “Quilting?

  1. I heart Dan’s blog too and seeing the amazing things he creates. Quilting fabric? Buy what you love! It may help to start with a book of inspirational patterns. I just bought The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman, who blogs at Oh, Fransson! It’d be perfect for a beginner, and her patterns and fabric choices are modern and cool. http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guide-Patchwork-Basics-Quiltmaker/dp/1607050080/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297922833&sr=8-1

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