Monday, 6 August 2012

News at Backstitch

Brand new in stock at Backstitch are the Timeless Treasures sketch fabrics.  Sweeping the modern quilting community as the new solid-with-texture, these semi solids are, for my money, the best background fabric out there right now.  I am using the charcoal for the background in my summer EPP project.  Although they look like a solid in this photo, they have a lovely sketch pattern when seen in person.

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Here is a the charcoal sketch in a better photograph:


Alice has got a range of 13 colours in stock including this one, called "pool":


And this one called Tangerine:


If you're going to Festival of Quilts, look out for Alice on stand G6 and keep an eye on her blog for a discount voucher for purchases made at the FoQ.

16 comments:

  1. I love Sketch. I am stocking it in nearly every colour. Makes the most fantastic backgrounds and fillers.

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  2. Beautiful - I know you've been considering this background fabric for other projects too - and yeah, go on rub it in FoQ this coming weekend - sometime I'll get there - I promise

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  3. Oh I so need some of that Tangerine!

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  4. They sure are lovely, I can never decide which one I'd want tho!

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  5. I love these background fabrics, will have to check out Alice's stand at the Festival of Quilts!

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  6. I know solids are the in thing.... But I've always preferred these semi- solids instead. Glad to see more making thier way into the market!

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  7. I love these semi-solids, too. They are like getting the advantages of a solid with a little texture for interest. These sketch fabrics remind me of one of my favorites, Robert Kaufman's "Quilter's Linen"--cotton fabric with a linen texture printed on it. Hopefully, they don't bleed like the "Quilter's Linen".

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  8. I like the effect of the fabrics! Not allowed to buy any though! =D

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  9. I do love the effect of these, they're on my ever growing 'to buy' list lol

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  10. Oh think this could be my go to fabric collection

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  11. The charcoal fabric makes for a stunning quilt block! I LOVE it.

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  12. I love sketch too & have lots of colors - many used in my most recent finish! I've mostly used them in small bits, but love the use of your charcoal as a background!

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