Planning for a new look for your home is a tricky and challenging endeavor. It can mean just repainting a room or it could also entail repainting, rearranging and changing the motif the whole house. Let’s talk about motif, meaning color, style, and the fabric. Would you believe that curtain fabrics have as many styles and prints as you can possibly imagine? There are so many fabrics you can choose from and sure enough, you will find one which will best suit your taste.
The Feel – Run your fingers over the fabric, and see if you like how it feels. The touch has to be soft and inviting, it has to create a desire to wrap yourself in the fabric. After all, you want a good quilt!
There are reasons to call ‘cotton’ the ideal fibre based fabrics for hot climates. Cottons texture and feel goes well with the hot weather. The fabric allows passage of air. This property enables some cooling of the body temperature. Cotton absorbs the sweat and does not allow it to accumulate.
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Toile is used on a variety of Honeycomb Composites both economical and elegant. The word itself is used to describe a printing technique that looks almost engraving or stamped into the fabric. Toile can be seen in anything from fine pressed velvets to thin cotton sheeting. The patterning most often depicts a scene such as the barnyard scene or two lovers embracing in a field of flowers.
2) Sparkling Organza: Sparkling organza fabric is a soft, sheer fabric which is perfect way to scatter a cloud of sparkles over your table. Sparkling Organza with its tiny metallic flecks can also be used for sheer curtains to bring starlight to your walls. The transparent fabric works well with mixing and matching colors the sheer colors. Organza fabric is soft enough to tie and stiff enough to be used for bows so consider it for sashes and bows as well as overlays and sheers.
Satin is another fabric used in making flower girl and bridesmaids dresses. Interesting though since satin, in actuality, is not exactly a fabric type. It is a woven material described having one smooth and shiny side while the reverse side is dull. The real fabrics made to weave satin include polyester, poplin and silk. A wedding satin is a heavy matte kind of satin cloth used to be sewn for matte satin flower girl dresses. The wedding satin is perfect for making crisp white dresses.
In addition to the color consideration, you will need to be aware of the texture of the fabrics you are using. Do you want the finished product to be soft and warm, cozy, smooth or have a sophisticated look? Many quilters are using one hundred percent cotton, as it is easy to mark, cut, sew and press. Some of the synthetics such as polyester are not as kind. They may pucker easily. If you are making a wall hanging, you will usually choose a fabric that has a crisper texture rather than the soft, cuddly fabrics. The actual quality of your quilting fabrics is just as important as the color and texture. You will put hours or even days of work into your masterpiece, and you will want to be able to enjoy it for many years. You should always purchase the highest quality material that you can find.