For a couple years I had received requests to teach my plaid matchstick technique, but I was hesitant because I was afraid the class would end up being more about piecing the quilt top than the quilting technique. Earlier this year it occurred to me that there was an easy solution to this issue- Spoonflower. Spoonflower is a company that prints fabric, among other items, on demand. I designed a mini quilt panel that fits on a fat quarter of fabric, and printed it in two different color ways for my classes.
The blue and green panel is intended to be quilted with Aurifil 2525 (Dusty Blue Violet), Aurifil 6737 (Shamrock Green), and white. I recommend using either 12wt or 28wt on top and 50wt in the same color in the bobbin. The blue and green matchstick panel can be purchased here.
The pink and orange panel in intended to be quilted with Aurifil 2530 (Blossom Pink), Aurifil 2145 (Yellow Orange), and white. I recommend using either 12wt or 28wt on top and 50wt in the same color in the bobbin. The pink and orange matchstick panel can be purchased here.
I also developed a panel to use for the intermediate free motion quilting class I occasionally teach at one of my local quilt shops.
I recommend quilting this panel with 50wt Aurifil 2810 (Turquoise). Any of these panels are great for mini quilts, table toppers, or pillows. You can purchase the free motion panel here.
These panels worked out so well, I just had to try a repeating design. Here is my first printed repeat design:
There are endless possibilities with this type of printing, and I can’t wait to explore them more in the coming year!
I am excited to be participating in this year’s 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com, and I hope you will have the chance to check out some of the other awesome blogs that are participating this month.