Mar 25 2012
I love the fabrics from Westminster by the Kaffe Collective.
The Kaffe Collective includes Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, and Phillip Jacobs.
Incredible designers all.
The Designer Rolls are 6″ wide strips cut across the width of the fabric from selvage to selvage.
There are 20 different strips in a roll.
Each roll has a color theme.
It uses 6″ strips of cotton on the front and back.
It’s reversible! It also quilts as you sew.
The batting is cut in 6″ strips also.
Quilting is actually optional since the batting is secured in the seams.
Fabrics are sorted into two different looks with binding to complement both sides.
The Designer Rolls have enough strips for the lap size quilt, front and back! Just add borders and binding.
How cool is that? Cut and ready to sew.
What a perfect gift or a new look for the sofa or your favorite rocking chair.
The quilt pictured is made from batik (surprise!).
I have also used flannel very successfully.
Other Designer Rolls include two Designer Essentials Textures rolls by Free Spirit.
They provide some great blenders to use with the Kaffe Designer Rolls.
Designer Essentials Solids are also available in three color combinations.
The solids can be used alone or as blenders with the printed rolls.
As the Quick Step Quilt is made, extra quilting is done as you go.
This way you do not have to handle the whole quilt while doing the quilting in the rows.
The plainer the fabric, the more it begs for quilting.
This would be a good time to practice some machine quilting designs. Choose continuous border designs 4″ – 5″ wide.
Larger quilts can be made using the Designer Rolls.
The table below shows how many rolls are needed for different size quilts.
Additional fabric needed is noted.
Coordinating fabrics are available for borders and binding online at www.batiks.com.
You can tip the color by the choice of borders.
To use the design rolls, the first step will be to sort the fabrics for the front and for the back of the quilt.
In the larger sizes, different rolls can be used.
Some of my favorites for borders are shown below. More fabrics are arriving all the time. Yummy!
Carol is also the owner of Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics. I also write this blog.
I sell my patterns retail through Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics and many other quilt shops.
Quilt shops can order from Cotton Dreams by contacting Batiks Etcetera.