Heather Thomas provides helpful tips on how to utilize the fray in fabrics when making your quilt. Learn what fabrics fray better than others and see the many unique ways of incorporating fray into your pieces. Use these tips to add texture to your quilts.
6 Responses to “Using Fabric Fray in Your Quilt Design”
Interaction of Color with Quilt Fabrics
Heather Thomas presents helpful techniques for determining what color fabrics to use when making your quilts. Learn how colors interact with each other and how to ensure the colors “make” your quilt rather than “break” your quilt. Find out how to utilize different colored shapes and fabrics without creating visual chaos. See what color interactions…Watch Now >>
How to Transfer Images to Fabric
Heather Thomas talks about a hot new technique called image transferring. Learn to take a photograph or image and transfer it to fabrics, papers, or mediums that are washable. Discover different techniques that allow you to be creative with your quilting such as a cotton fabric with paper backing, lutradur, SewPaintable, Inktense, and digital ground…Watch Now >>
How to Choose a Quilting Fabric
Aurora Sisneros and Kelly Pederson Hanson express important tips and information regarding different quilting fabrics. Find out what the many benefits are for using certain fabrics as well as how the size and sharpness of your sewing needle impacts the durability of your quilt. Learn how to find the grain line in quilting fabrics and…Watch Now >>
How to Pin Baste a Quilt
Heather Thomas explains the benefits of using straight pin bastes when quilting. She provides helpful tips and techniques that ensure a great end result for your quilts. See the many examples provided as well as what techniques work best when using certain pins. Take these tips and pin baste your own quilts.Watch Now >>
Thank you for sharing this. That white piece is absolutely beautiful! Do you have any social media accounts I could follow? ~Laura
What kind of stitches to use when fabric is frayed? Is your sample added to make a large quilt?
You can use a standard straight stitch when fraying fabric, however you will want to shorten your stitch length to help ensure that the stitching stays in place and the fabric does not fray beyond the stitching.
National Quilters Circle Video Membership
We’d love to have you be a part of our community. We are convinced you will enjoy the benefits of becoming a member and having access to the best instructional how to videos and professional tips. We would like to offer you a special promotion for your first year membership.
Why doesn’t this video play?
Hi, Kathy. We are sorry to hear you are having trouble playing this video. Please contact us at 1-855-706-3538; our Customer Service Team would be happy to assist you!
On the binding with fray, you said “tuck that in before binding down.” Is this a separate piece of frayed material?