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Beachbound 04-27-2012 07:07 PM

What is Shot Cotton?
I thought I knew fabric pretty well but while looking at Pinterest today I saw a dress made with Shot Cotton. I must confess that due to an up coming move I have not shopped for or bought any fabric in a few months :shock: So it looks like I missed a new thing and I need to know, What is Shot Cotton?

spokanequilter 04-27-2012 07:29 PM

Well, I've looked at tons of fabric, but I've never heard of it either.... I googled and found a photo at


BETTY62 04-27-2012 07:38 PM

Shot Cotton is also new to me. Thank you for the picture. Because it ravels, I don't think it is a fabric I need in my stash.

virtualbernie 04-27-2012 08:22 PM

I found this...


Beachbound 04-28-2012 03:25 AM

ah ha! Thanks so much. I googled it as well but just found a place where to buy it & what colors they had. It looks cool but like Betty said I don't need something that ravels in my stash.

Sunnye 04-28-2012 06:55 AM

I googled it and looked at several different sites. From what I can gather it's very soft and lighter than regular quilting cotton. Sounds interesting to me; be good for summer and/or baby quilts maybe.
Thanks for the tip!

fivepaws 04-28-2012 06:55 AM

Looks almost like lawn. Connecting Threads is carrying that now.

Peckish 04-28-2012 07:38 AM

The shot cottons that Kaffe Fassett released are absolutely gorgeous. Shot cottons are made with 2 different colors of thread, so the color of the fabric appears to change when you look at it from different angles. I've only seen the ones that Kaffe did, they're shimmery and beautiful. There's another brand out there called Oakshott.

bearisgray 04-28-2012 07:46 AM

I didn't think it would be something that someone had been using for target practice :D

Gladys 04-28-2012 07:53 AM

Originally Posted by bearisgray (Post 5176821)
I didn't think it would be something that someone had been using for target practice :D

​LOL that's the first thing I thought!

MTS 04-29-2012 03:56 AM

Originally Posted by Peckish (Post 5176803)
. There's another brand out there called Oakshott.

Oakshott SC makes the Kaffe SC fabric look like Walmart specials. ;-)

Beyond GORGEOUS - and they come so beautifully packaged, it hurts to cut into them.

And the nicest people working there.
I was once on the hunt for more of a color I had picked up in Houston one year.
I needed another 4 yards.
It wasn't available anywhere (even after checking all the European stores that carried the brand).
I wrote directly to Oakshott and they didn't have any more either.
But three or four weeks later I receive another email from Michael - they had found the yardage (I think in his wife's stash) and I was able to purchase it.
I was thrilled.

Yes, pricey. But worth it.


Pinwheels was http://www.pinwheels.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi , a couple of years ago, the only place in the US where you could buy them.

But Oakshott is starting to expand to other vendors, thankfully - the "modern" quilters love them as they're much more interesting than plain solids.

Pinwheels used to carry yardage but I think she's mostly carrying the packs now (as are most of the other online vendors).
So for yardage you have to shop directly from Oakshott.

snipforfun 04-29-2012 01:27 PM

I have used lots of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons and love them.

Peckish 04-29-2012 11:09 PM

MTS - thanks for the info! Oakshott has been hard to find in the US, I'm hoping it will get more popular and more LQSes will start carrying it.

Peckish 04-29-2012 11:16 PM

Ooooh, I just had a thought - maybe they'll have a booth at Houston this fall!! I'll have to put it on my "must-have" list next to the Cherrywood fabrics! :)

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