Spoonflower’s New Quilting Cotton

Introducing Spoonflower’s newest substrate, Petal Signature Cotton™! This new quilting weight cotton is colour-fast and is easy to work with.
Pictured here is a baby version of my Striped Scallops pattern with a lively background fabric designed by yours truly.

Modern quilt pattern with Spoonflower fabric
Photo by Emma Poliquin Photography.
Background fabric design by Andrea Tsang Jackson, 3rd Story Workshop.

I really like the idea of custom printed fabric, as it’s less wasteful on an industry level. The fabric is printed only in the yardage that the consumer wants. You can find all the fabrics in this quilt here.

Photo by Emma Poliquin Photography.

This new cotton was developed specifically for Spoonflower’s print-on-demand service and its weight is 4.3 oz/sq yd. It’s a plain weave crafting cotton – versatile for garments, bags and other craft uses.

Photo by Emma Poliquin Photography.

Its colour-fastness surprised me – I pre-washed the fabric and there was no colour difference at all between the unwashed and washed fabric.

Modern quilt pattern by 3rd Story Workshop
Striped Scallops pattern with fabric designed by Andrea Tsang Jackson.
Printed on Spoonflower’s Petal Signature Cotton.
Pieced by Emma Poliquin. Quilted by Violet Quilts.
Photo by Emma Poliquin Photography.

Petal Signature Cotton has a stable and sturdy hand, which made it easier to sew these skinny strips:

Striped Scallops block.

Check out this video about the thought, research and development that went into bringing this product to reality:

Get 10% off 1 or more yards of Petal Signature Cotton at Spoonflower in any of their thousands of prints until May 19, 2019. No promo code required! You can find my Spoonflower fabric designs here.

Modern quilt pattern by 3rd Story Workshop

Striped Scallops Pattern Release

Striped Scallops gives illusion of curves without curved piecing! Learn to get comfortable with some skinny piecing and a scant 1/4″ seam allowance with this pattern.

Small throw, 50″ x 56 1/2″. Quilted by Violet Quilts.

Striped Scallops comes in 5 sizes: Baby (38” x 44 1⁄2”), Small Throw (50” x 56 1⁄2”), Throw (50” x 68 1⁄2”), Twin (74” x 92 1⁄2”), and Double/Full (86″ x 92 1⁄2″). I like a contrast of solid vs. print. The sample above shows the background colour in Kona Nectarine and the scallops in various Rifle Paper Co. designs. Below, we have my own Spoonflower fabric as the dominant feature with a textured “solid” as the scallop.

A single block Striped Scallops block in my Spoonflower fabric, Nebulous

The ample negative space provides an opportunity to show off the quilting. This palm leaves motif adds the perfect tropical touch to this small throw.

Quilted by Sheri Lund of Violet Quilts.

In addition to the various sizes, the pattern comes with 3 alternative layouts, including an interweaving scallop arrangement. Check out Dena’s version here!

Alternative layouts for Striped Scallops.

This neutral palette in a twin size was pieced by Brenda Harvey, Jennifer Trott-Zisserson and Anja Clyke. It’s also quilted by Sheri Lund of Violet Quilts!

Striped Scallops pattern by 3rd Story Workshop
Gradient quilt pattern, Striped Scallops by 3rd Story Workshop.
Who loves a good gradient?

As always, this new pattern is on sale at launch time. So what are you waiting for? Grab your own copy of Striped Scallops!