Thursday, June 12, 2014
A couple weeks ago I finished quilting something special for my next class (due in August) and began scouring my stash for a binding, because I almost never choose a binding before I finish quilt. All the usual suspects failed to satisfy - dots, stripes, even solids. Nothing on hand was quite right.
Soo.... I found myself actually shopping for binding. I can't think of when I've ever done that! Sure, binding is important, but I'm entirely a make-do kind of gal at that point, eager to see my work-in-progress finished.
After spending way too much time poking about online shops, I came across Sun Print Feathers at Cuts of Cotton. Ding, ding, ding!
Now I'd already purchased some Feathers before and used them in a few works, but I had yet to use them as binding. Let me tell you, they ROCK as binding. It's like a stripe, but a little more nuanced. More modern, perhaps? Since the Feathers prints are simple, one-color works, they're easy to match to a quilt.
Cuts of Cotton has the full range of Feathers colors in stock. I ordered the black for my future-class quilt and more of the yellow for that Pretty Potent diamond quilt (whose finished pictures are pending a break in these summer thunderstorms). Oh, yes, I actually thought ahead and planned on the yellow feathers before finishing a quilt. Points.
If you're looking for a good stash builder, I definitely recommend the Sun Print Feathers. I suggest stashing helpful prints like this in half yard cuts, which tend to be enough to bind a throw quilt or to use significantly in any one work. Now through next Wednesday (the 18th) you can save 15% off anything at Cuts of Cotton with coupon code "feathers"! This online shop also stocks tons of Pearl Bracelet prints and other great basics, plus you can browse fabrics organized by COLOR. Check it out!
Someone's going to get lucky with a fat quarter bundle of the complete Sun Print Feathers collection! Leave a comment to enter to win. Cuts of Cotton is happy to ship this prize anywhere in the world. Winner will be drawn on Monday morning. Good luck!
Comments closed. Our winner is comment #230, who is Taryn from Pixels to Patchwork. Enjoy!