Saturday, June 28, 2014

Solid Quilts to Flare Up Your Creativity

Have you tried making an all-solid quilt? If you made at least one recently, great! If you haven't tried making solid quilts in your whole quilting career, you are missing a great deal of design possibility.

Making a quilt completely from solid fabrics may is both challenging and exciting. The word "solid" may be described as plain, simple, or even boring, but the challenge actually lies with its simplicity.

When you use printed fabrics, a new design element is automatically added. With solid fabrics as your primary element, you need to be more creative; think out of the box on how to make an interesting quilt out of solid fabrics. According to's article Solid Quilts: Painting with Patternless Fabric, making solid quilts will give you the "ability to 'paint with fabric' and have the ultimate control in the way the colors interact." compiled some fabulous all-solid quilt design ideas to serve as your solid quilting inspo. These quilts are simply stunning, you might try one of them in your future projects.

This all-solids Tutti Fruitti quilt by Ulrike Kittel makes a lovely coverlet. The rectangles and squares pattern and the choice of bold colors creates an almost psychedelic effect. Check out Ulrike Kittel's photostream on for more photos of the quilt.

Riot of Color Quilt from The quilter used textured solid fabrics in subtle color shades. This quilt can be displayed as a wall mural. You may check out Etsy shop quiltsbydesign for more gorgeous and high-quality quilts.

Look how cute this animal quilt from is! The pattern uses quarters of a circle to make animal shapes. Genius! Little children will definitely love a quilt like this.

Honeycomb Quilt by Sweet Home London. The use of triangles to make hexagonal shapes creates a fun honeycomb pattern. Happy colors make this all-solid quilt even more appealing. You can buy it this bedspread at

Stock up your stash with colored solid fabrics from Below are some of the bestsellers from the shop.
Kona Cotton Solid in Orange
Kona Cotton Solid in Ash
Kona Cotton Solid in Canary Yellow
Kona Cotton Solid in Honeydew

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scrap Quilt Inspiration for Every Quilter

Avid quilters and sewists find it challenging and fun to create a quilt out of fabric scraps from their stash. Scrap quilting is economical and it encourages creativity. If you have piles after piles of fabric scraps, check out our hand-picked quilt inspo and start sewing your very own scrap quilt.

This simple yet lovely scrap quilt from is made up of 374 squares of fabric. The quilter used fabrics with subtle colors and different prints and textures. The fabrics somehow created an eclectic yet collected look. Check out the blog post Low Volume Scrap Quilt.

This heart-patterned quilt made from scraps of fabric from is ideal for Valentine's Day. You can also make a pink version of this for little girls. Download the Free Scrappy Four Patch Heart Quilt Pattern to start with your heart scrap quilt today. features impressive projects like this Inverted Star Pattern. You can mix and match fabric scraps or use similar shades to create stars. You can download the Inverted Star Tutorial Pattern for free if you want to get started with this kind of quilt.

If you're done with squares and corners and you want something new, take this amazing scrap quilt from as your inspiration. The busy, colorful pattern looks perfect despite looking overcrowded. You may purchase patterns and guides from KarenGriskaQuilts Etsy Shop.

This glider from is gorgeous. It looks like it can be placed anywhere and used by anyone, not just your grandmother. Check out how a boring glider was made interesting at Before & After: A "Grandma Glider".

Quilting is a rewarding craft project and here at Fabric Lovers, we value your hardwork and creativity by providing you with quality fabric selections for your quilting needs. Check out our online shop today.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Learn How to Make Beautiful Seam Finishes

Sewing is more than just stitching two pieces or two layers of fabric. As you go along, you need to learn the basics and master some intricate seam techniques to improve your sewing skills. Here are some beautiful seam finishes for your sewing pleasures.

Invisible Seam
Some sewing projects like stuffed animals use hidden stitches. Other terms for this kind of stitch is ladder stitch or invisible seam. These unseen seams are useful if you want to stitch a broken pattern or you want an invisible seam on hems and quilt edges.

Here's a video tutorial from You may also check out for a tutorial on Blind Hem Stitch.

Flat-Fell Seam
Felled seam, or flat-fell seam are overlapping seams commonly found on denims. This type of seam provides durability to secure layers of tough fabric. If you're making a tote bag, a trouser, or a jacket, and you want to make it look neat, use felled seams.

A tutorial from will help you Sew a Flat Felled Seam without a Specialty Foot.

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French Seam
French seams are used for lightweight to middleweight fabric materials. They're commonly found on thin fabrics (like silk and cotton) made into dresses, blouses, and skirts. It's a useful technique because it makes both sides of the fabric look elegant.

This How To Sew a French Seam tutorial from is one of the simplest to follow, and

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Pinked Seam
Have you made a plain seam finished with pinking shears? Using pinking shears prevents fabric from fraying but to make sure, use a fabric that's not prone to fraying. Pinked seams make decorative edges and they look fun.

Finishing seams with a serger also prevents fraying. Here's a combo tutorial, again from, on how to make Serger and Pinking Seam Finishing.

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Hong Kong Seam Finish
Hong Kong seams look pretty and polished. They add a different dimension and a splash of color to the insides of a clothing. This seam is a little complicated compared to the previous seams because it uses bias strips of fabric to enclose the edges. It is recommended for jackets, skirts,

Here are some step-by-step Hong Kong Binding Seam Finish guide from and Hong Kong & Bound Seam from

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