QUILT & SHAMS IN: KONA® COTTON ULTRA $19/YD
THE CASE FOR
MODERN QUILTER C
CAITLIN TOPHAM ON TODAY’S HEIRLOOMS
SH A M DE SI G N G
| Swan Lake Geo by zesti, #B295
| Watercolor Peaches by dinaramay, #B274
D | Lemon Dream Dots by kiniart, #B106
| Large Stripes Dots Mint Gems by jesseesuem, #B212
| Diamond Peach by mintpeony, #B243
| Black X Small Print by elvelyckan, #B213
| Stars Coral by alihenrie, #B218
TOP 3 FABRICS
KONA ® COTTON ULTRA ($19/YD): The perfect choice for beginners and experts alike is an essential in the quilting industry. This premium, long-staple cotton fabric has a soft hand and is easy to sew.
Caitlin Topham is the owner and quilter behind Salty Oat, an online quilt shop and blog dedicated to the art of patchwork goods. With her modern take on an ageold practice, she curated this bedroom look that is both contemporary and timeless—the centerpiece of which is her beautiful handmade queen-sized quilt in Kona® Cotton Ultra ($19/yd). What characterizes a “modern-style quilt”? Modern quilts are usually characterized by the use of solid or almost-solid fabrics; negative space; improvisational piecing; and fun and unique color palettes.
What are today's customers looking for in a quilt? They are looking for quilts that fit into their modern décor and are unlike the quilts they may have grown up with. Many of my customers are looking for something unique and personalized, whether it be a quilt made from a loved one's clothing; a custom and meaningful quilt label; or a quilt to fit in a specific space, both in size and color.
What's new and fun in the quilting world? K
Whole-cloth quilts that eliminate the need to piece quilt tops are totally catching on. They are a real timesaver!
Spoonflower has a cool tool called Fill-A-Yard™ that does
just that. I personally love using Spoonflower to print
ORGANIC COTTON SATEEN ULTRA ($27/YD): The gold
stacks of quilt labels, so that I can label a quilt the moment
standard for the softest natural quilts. This certiﬁed 100% organic
I finish it.
cotton fabric has a subtle sheen and an optic white base to showcase the brightest colors. MINKY ($27/YD): If you want a quilt as snuggly as a lamb, this is the pick for you. This incredibly plush 100% polyester knit fabric
Printed in the USA
| Seagulls White Navy by purplish, #B119
| Bow Pink by igotstripes_studio, #B210
| Confetti White Stripes by oliverhenry, #B142
| Large Scale Watercolor Aquamarine by willowlanetextiles, #B159
| Carerra Marble Watercolor by willowlanetextiles, #B162
| Tulips Royal Delft Blue by heleen_vd_thillart, #B516
| Watercolor Grey Mint by trizzuto, #B234
| Fireflies Night by hummingbird-stitch, #B205
| Sloane Abstract Painterly by charlottewinter, #B276
displays beautiful color and holds up well to washing. Great for backings too.
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