Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 65

Thread: Themed Fabric Collections

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    603

    Themed Fabric Collections

    Earlier this year I was lucky to be gifted a fabric collection with a theme of dots. She also gave me the book by Mary Mashuta titled Confetti Quilts. She marked a couple of pages in the book with quilts she had planned on making and I'm in the process of making one of the quilts. Until now, I had not been collecting themed fabric, but now, I can't stop collecting dots.

    What kind of themed fabric to do you collect and can't get enough of?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member JenelTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    811
    That is such a fun quilt! I find I'm really drawn to dots, as well. I've been trying to restrain myself, thinking I might have too many dots... but since you posted this fabulous pic, I may just let myself go completely dotty!
    Jenel Looney
    Assistant to Susan Mallery
    New York Times bestselling author

  3. #3
    Super Member Moonglow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6,478
    Wow! Bright and cheery. Love it.

  4. #4
    Super Member Central Ohio Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    1,419
    That quilt is just SO cute! I love it!

    I have been collecting insect themed fabric and candy themed fabric. Some day I will get a quilt made from them.

  5. #5
    Super Member busy fingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    6,453
    Gee that is lovely.

  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,974
    Your polka dots are going o make a great quilt! The only theme I've collected is for an I Spy quilt.

  7. #7
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,214
    not really themed, but I enjoy collecting Kaffe Fassett fabrics when I find them on sale.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

  8. #8
    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    S. W. Indiana
    Posts
    7,489
    Not too crazy about the pattern, but I do love the dots.
    Bad Spellers of the World
    U N T I E

  9. #9
    Super Member Knitette's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    The Granite City, Scotland
    Posts
    1,626
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    not really themed, but I enjoy collecting Kaffe Fassett fabrics when I find them on sale.
    They're my vice too - particularly OOP old ones. I usually find mine on eBay.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

  10. #10
    Super Member sewbeadit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    3,999
    I collect horse fabrics. I also collect by designer. Laurel Burch, Kaffe Fassett, etc. Your dot quilt is beautiful.
    Sewbeadit
    W. Washington

  11. #11
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,528
    Blog Entries
    45
    i collect cotton quilting fabrics LOL
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  12. #12
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    7,160
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i collect cotton quilting fabrics LOL
    LOL! Me too, and they multiply like rabbits!

    Seriously though, I am a sucker for butterflies. I find them very hard to resist. I hope to do a quilt all in butterflies one day, when I collect enough.

  13. #13
    Super Member sandyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Delaware, Ohio
    Posts
    1,358
    I love dots, too. Which could explain my attachment to circles......I love your quilt to be. It's a fun, colorful quilt with dots!!!

  14. #14
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,913
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think your quilt is lovely! I collect fabric with pigs on it. Also I am drawn to fabrics with birds. I do collect by designer too. I love Alexander Henry fabrics and I have a pretty good collection of Heather Ross fabrics ( her older stuff not the Munki Munki)
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  15. #15
    Senior Member rush88888's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    leland nc
    Posts
    440
    i collect black and white and white and black fabric (nothing that shows up as gray). i have about 5 see-through plastic containers that are full, and i will continue. now, i just have to make a few quilts...lol

  16. #16
    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    4,449
    I collect Hot air balloon prints, route 66, dog prints, landscape.

    I LOVE novelty prints.


    Love your quilt too. Dots rock.
    S
    Sandygirl

    Janome 9900 / Janome 9700 / Janome Decor 3050 / Janome 1100D serger
    Singer Centennial model (inherited from my late, fav aunt!)

  17. #17
    Super Member gramajo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Peotone IL
    Posts
    2,653
    Love your dotty quilt. I collect lots of themes--Santas especially. When I first started quilting, I bought lots of FQs from eBay with various fun animals for Linus quilts--flamingoes, dogs, cats, pigs, frogs, Peanuts. I also have some plaids and stripes and lately have found myself picking up dots with a thought of someday combining them in a quilt. Of course, I have to get some planned others done first.

  18. #18
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    15,191
    Blog Entries
    9
    Great quilt....I don't collect a theme....any fabric I am drawn too ends up in my stash....as well as complimentary ones to make some quilt top in the future.

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    33
    I never really thought about it but I guess I collect hockey fabric. I have already made him 1 hockey quilt and am finishing up #2. I have enough for maybe 2 more bed sized ones, guess I need to restock LOL.

  20. #20
    Senior Member pinkcastle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    473
    I seem to be collecting Halloween fabric. I'm just drawn to it. Perhaps that's because it's my favorite holiday. I have a storage box full of it, but have yet to make one quilt! Too many other projects to do first. So....someday! In the meantime, I keep telling myself not to buy anymore. Like that's going to happen!

  21. #21
    Super Member Greenheron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Beautiful Briery Mountain in WV
    Posts
    2,647
    Snake Skin pattern.......I'd like to make a Snake in the Hollow quilt with realistic fabric.

  22. #22
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,040
    I love your quilt!!!! I collect polka dots, plaids, stripes (love them for bindings, cut on the bias) snowmen fabrics, autumn themed fabrics, OMG I think I love them all! My favorite fabric line is Moda's Kansas Troubles.

  23. #23
    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    4,829
    I seem to collect Valentine fabric. But I'm not a Valentine Day fan at all. My other major weakness seems to be poinsettia fabric. I love real poinsettias and would fill my house with them at Christmas except they're expensive and they die.

  24. #24
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    The Colony, TX
    Posts
    3,364
    I don't know if it is considered Theme - but I can't quit buying Black & White

  25. #25
    Member Threadbanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    66
    Beutiful quilt! I love fabric with stars. I just can't stop. Blue fabric with stars? Sure, I'll take some even though I've got plenty of blue fabric with stars already!
    Emily

    A fugitive from the Quilt Police

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.