Thursday, July 7, 2016

Introducing Cotton Works

It's always fun to introduce you to our new fabric collections.  This one is just a bit different, so it super fun.

This is Cotton Works!  Cotton works looks like wool, it feels like wool, it stitches like wool, but it's 100% cotton.

It's perfect for all your stitchery projects, quilts, and even rug hooking!  (I'll have some photo's soon of some of Polly's hooking using it.)

Cotton Works is thicker than your traditional quilt fabrics, but it can still be used in quilting - with just a few modifications.  We found that it helps to starch it before you cut and we pieced quilts with a larger seam allowance and we pressed the seams open. That's it.  (Our piecing patterns will have the instructions for this) It stitches like a dream for raw edge appliqué that traditionally uses wool - projects like penny rugs, and table toppers.
 This is Flower Day - a spring time table topper.  It is raw edge appliqué and I used a fusible.

Flower Day is in our Etsy store.

Here are some more that I have finished

Gridiron is our Fall table topper and is in our Etsy store.
This is our winter table topper - Schuss

Schuss
And our summer table topper - Grand Haven - which has both piecing and appliqué

Grand Haven

We also made this masculine quilt - don't you think this fabric group would make great quilts for the the guys in your life?


This is Ironwood.  It measures 50" x 70" and has large easy pieces.

Cotton Works is now being shown by the super duper Moda sales reps to shops right now.  They have  the fabric so shop owners can actually see and feel it's "woolness".  

But....... I have 2 Layer Cakes™ here that I want you to feel and see - at least a couple of you anyway.

Make a comment here before midnight Sunday July 10th and you could have a Layer Cake™ to fondle and sew.

Laters,

Laurie

128 comments:

Marilyn said...

It's just what I've been hoping for...I can't wait for this to be available!

Sharon said...

Can't wait! And they are perfect for quilts for men. Will be wonderful to use in the cooler months to come. Looking forward to all of it!

Kigwit said...

Does it feel as squishy as wool? I love using wool for applique-I love how my needle slips through the wool-it feels good! I really like the Spring Flowers applique, will definitely need to get that pattern.

TakeMeThereTotes said...

Living in Texas I haven't felt the need for wool appliqué. Now this cotton looking wool might be just what we need down here where it is so warm much of the year.
BTW I am working on your Frivol today...making the final 32 HSTs for the border. Thank you for the opportunity to try it out.

DebrafromMD said...

I love those prints. Can't wait to feel them!

Pam said...

Perfect for men??? Perfect for ME - Lol!! My face almost fell off when I saw this! I haven't been so excited for a new fabric line since your last new fabric line :) Seriously, these are so great! And I love the new patterns that you've designed to go with them - can hardly wait!!

Kathy in FL said...

Can't wait to feel this fabric for myself!

Pamela Tasker said...

I love how the colors looks so manly but can look so primitive at the same time ! Love it and can't wait to cuddle it. The patterns made are great too !! Pam T.

Cathy said...

Oh boy, looks perfect for a man-quilt!

scottylover said...

I have been wanting to try wool applique but don't have easy access to wool. These would be so neat to try instead! Thanks for sharing!
Sandy A

Kay said...

Oh wow...I love this - I just made my first attempt using wool - I loved it - I'm an addict now! You're patterns look great as well - I'm adding Flower Day to my pattern wish list! So excited for y'all and your new line!

cheryl warstler said...

I really love the colors and patterns you have in this group. Can't wait to try it with my primitive applique projects......grin. Pick me! fingers crossed.

Mary Roberts said...

At present I'm working on a quilt with appliqué lettering this fabric would be perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

T Franz said...

How lovely! Can't wait to find this.

Diane said...

This looks great! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the giveaway!

kristie said...

I "wool" love to see and feel this!! Cool sounding fabric.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Ok, this is genius! I need this in my life.

MM said...

I'm a "hooker" and I'd love to try this in a design! Fun!

Andrea York said...

Wow, those are perfect prints for a nice masculine quilt!

Donna said...

This is super, fantastic fabric! I am so excited. I love wood applique;however, have me being allergic to wool puts a damper on the process. And, the colors are so lush and pretty. I love the blue plaid.

Joan and Kevin said...

Love the fabric! I am a rug hooker and quilter.Thanks!

Gretchen said...

Sounds very intriguing, although I have yet to meet any Moda fabric that I didn't love to death. I bet this would make a great quilt for our cold winter nights. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Patti said...

Beautiful fabric, can hardly wait to see and feel it. Lovely colors.

kay said...

I love these! They look like "comfort fabrics" (like comfort food). I think my next applique project is going to need these...

Judy Zoll said...

This fabric line looks great. Can't wait to see it (and feel it). Percolating ideas already. Thanks for all the work you girls do, you are appreciated!

Margaret said...

This sounds like such a great fabric! Love the colors -- I hope I win so I can feel these fabrics!

Deborah said...

Sounds like wonderful fabric. The colours are beautiful.

Ginny Worden said...

Sounds like a great product, and excellent for those who love wool but are sensitive/allergic to it.Will be looking forward to t being available.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

An interesting alternative to wool. Sounds great.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

An interesting alternative to wool. Sounds great.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

An interesting alternative to wool. Sounds great.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

How exciting! I've not been a big wool person so this might be just what I'm looking for. Hoping my name is picked ... thanks for the chance to win! Linda

DahyaJan said...

Oh my. This collection would be perfect for one of my sons. He loves plaids and masculine colors. I'm eager to try it out.

Vicky F said...

Beautiful fabric. It looks like it would be fun to make a piece of clothing with as well.

Brenda said...

Can't wait to get my hands on it - literally!

Quilting by the Lake said...

Wow! I love what you've come up with! Looks great for applique and always....great colors!

Leigh Theunissen said...

Oh my ... here I am in Australia wishing I could get my hands on this amazing fabric. It was Polly's books that inspired me to start rug hooking and wow am I hooked. Except here in Oz we don't have all the wonderful wools and linens etc so if we got those amazing fabrics maybe I could hook with them . Ok back to my chores I'll dream of creations to come. Take care . Blessings from down under. Leigh xxx

Yvonne said...

It's hard to believe it isn't wool! It looks amazing! Perfect to make a nice quilt for the couch to snuggle under on a cold winter evening!

Kathy Johnson said...

This looks amazing - can't wait to see it in person!

AJ GM said...

YES! I've been waiting for the right collection to make a Britainnia applique quilt. This is it. So excited.

AJ GM said...

YES! I've been waiting for the right collection to make a Britainnia applique quilt. This is it. So excited.

Hildy said...

Love your new collection! I've never workes with Cotton Wool so I'm kind of curious how it feels like and how you can sew with it.

Shannon Wallace said...

I was SOOOO excited when I got a glimpse of this new fabric line on Instagram this morning! Cotton that looks and feels like wool? Yes, please! :)

Susie Q said...

Count me in, would love to try this new product.

Kleine Vingers said...

Sounds very interesting. Greetings aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sharon F. said...

Beautiful! I'd love to sew something with this new line of fabric. Love yor samples too.

Peppermint Stitches said...

Is it weird that I really, really want to pat these fabrics?

They look so delightful!

Michelle said...

How fun. Cant wait to see and feel it. LOVE the patterns, especially the football one. FINALLY. need to get and make one for my son, who plays in college.

Amy said...

What a wonderful innovation! This will add yet another dimension to our art and creativity--and the colors are perfect!

Linda Garcia said...

Oh my so beautiful! I would love to try one of your project and the Cotton works woolies!

Linda in NC said...

Great idea! The new fabric is lovely.

klk said...

How fun! Love the colors and texture of the new fabric.

Jacqueline said...

OMGoodness... My heart went pitter patter as soon as I saw the bundle. Polly's book The Americana Collection that I picked up in my lqs is what led me down the hooking trail. I love wool now as much as I do cotton and collect both. But if I could find one fabric that does both, lets me quilt and hook I would be in heaven.

Can't wait to see this line.

Thanks for a chance at winning some.

Have a great summer.

scarlett said...

Oh My, it gives a whole new great look to applique!
I think I'm going to have to get some.

Jan Hutchison said...

Can't wait to fondle this fabric!

Mary said...

Wow! This looks like fun stuff to play with. And such beautiful rich colors!

Nancyz said...

Can't wait to pet your new fabric line! It looks wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

This is amazing news! I'm anxious to get my hands on some and try it! Wool applique has become a new love of mine. The colors you show are great! I love the blues and your Spring Runner!

Malinda said...

Rich, beautiful colors, would love to try it out!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That male quilt in Cotton Works is fabulous.

SueD said...

Your blog has inspired me to try my hand at quilting, I am working on Austin bluebird right now. I have always been drawn to wool, and this new line is right up my alley. Can't wait to get my hand s on this fabric. SueD

dortha said...

I would love to feel and try cotton works. It sounds so neat.

susanj said...

Love the new line-perfect for all your new patterns-thanks for the chance to pet the new fabrics!

LeeAnn said...

Count me in! Love to get my needle into some of that

Sherrill said...

I don't think I've seen a single thing of yours that I don't absolutely LOVE! This is beautiful and love the runners. Thanks for the opportunity and keep creating!

Julee said...

love the fabric....great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this new material. Thanks.
lecraft@aol.com

Maxine said...

Can't you just see a Log Cabin quilt made with these fabrics?? I can.

Becky B said...

This is so cool! I was thinking "I need NO MORE FABRIC" and then...I see this! Amazing.

Mia's Cottage said...

OH my, oh my! I think I am in trouble... More fabric, more projects... Can't wait!

Jo Ann said...

I love wool applique, and would be so excited to win. Thanks for the giveaway.😊 Love the facric.

MarshaB said...

Love the table runners and new fabric. I love wool appliqué and would love to try out the cottons. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sorcha girl said...

What a great idea...I love the flower basket pattern!! The colors are beautiful. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

Jamie said...

The colors are fantastic! Would this work as backing on a quilt?

ozone3 said...

Beautiful colors & prints!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Nancy said...

Love these and am looking forward to seeing them in one of the quilt shops in our area.

Linda said...

NEAT COLLECTION! THANKS FOR SHARING!!!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Lee Anne said...

I am so excited about the possibilities of these fabrics! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!

Sandy F said...

Can wait. They look so yummy!
sandy.ksfi@gmail.com

Barbara Gonze said...

I am just getting into wool applique. It would be so cool to be able to do that sort of applique with cotton. I love the seasonal patterns.
gonzeb58@hotmail.com

Barbara Gonze said...

I am just getting into wool applique. It would be so cool to be able to do that sort of applique with cotton. I love the seasonal patterns.
gonzeb58@hotmail.com

Carol said...

I do love wool appliqué, so am looking forward to trying this new fabric. And I love your new patterns! Got a real kick out of the football player, pun not intended!

Linda said...

Like the table runner Cotton that feels and works up like wool Who woulda thought
Love working with wool Thanks for the pictures Please enter me in the drawing

linda m
5054oldcars@att.net

Sheryl said...

I love this line! I have a project in the works right now that has homespuns and I still have to do the top 1/3 with applique houses and trees. It would be perfect!!

Fribble said...

Very intriguing. Would love to try it out.

Crickets Corner said...

I have spent years waiting for a fabric that looks and feels like wool but isn't. My sister is so allergic to wool that just seeing a sheep makes her start sneezing. lol This seems to be the perfect solution. Rina

woolwoman said...

I'd love to see what this is like Laurie. I am hoping but doubting any of the shops in our area will pick it up but you never know. I'm a rug hooker and do a little wool applique so I'd love to try it . Thanks Mel

Nancy said...

I am working on a wool applique quilt now-my second one. But the thought of a cotton that looks like wool is very interesting I can't wait to touch and feel this fabric. I especially like the variety of colors in your fabric.

Jo said...

What a great idea! Anxious to see & feel these new fabrics!!
Jo

marie said...

Would love to win to try it in my hooking. Does it felt like wool when washed. Great colors.

Jonelle Thomson said...

Love the fabric, can't wait to fondle it.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a neat idea~ I love all your projects! I just can't really wrap my head around it being cotton and feeling like wool though, is it brushed, like flannel? I will definitely be keeping my eyes out for it! Thanks for the fun!

Debbie said...

I love those. I think I will need the whole bundle. It might be going on my Christmas list.

Cindy P said...

Would love to get my hands on that wonderful fabric !! Your so great for offering us this chance ! Thank you !

kathiquilts said...

sounds perfect for fondling - as well as all those wonderful projects!

Frankie said...

Super excited about this fabric! I love wool applique so being able to branch out into cotton (and not having to worry about moths/bugs!) is very exciting to me.

Janet said...

My first thought when I saw that bundle was OH YUM! What a great looking line! I'd love to win a layer cake and thanks for the opportunity, Laurie!

pick me pick me pick me, LOL

WoolenSails said...

I have used Woolie Flannel and love using it, would love to try the new Cotton Works.

Debbie

the girlfriend gap said...

Sounds Like I need some in my stash : ) Janita

Susie Hoover said...

I love wool applique and I love patriotic anything. Sounds like a winner for me! Thank you!

Roberta said...

This is great. Would love to try it with hooking. Does it give a different texture after washing?

Anonymous said...

VERY interesting fabric. It would be fun to experiment with it.

Claire said...

They look so soft and would make a wonderful, comfy quilt. I think they would be nice as background fabrics for wool applique as well. Thanks for the chance!

Ramona said...

I love working with wool and you can't go wrong with red, white and blue! Thank you.

Connie said...

Would love to try hooking with this. Very interesting!

Finch and Leigh said...

Super interested in working with this new fabric. I work with hand dyed wool and velvet now. Adding a cotton option sounds great.

Clb. said...

Fabric looks great, what a neat concept. Lots of options for quilting and hooking.

Megan said...

AHH! I have just started working on some menswear-inspired gifts, and have been hunting down soft wools. These would be even better. Very excited to see them in person!

Rae Reid said...

I would love to try a project with this! The colors are beautiful!

Paula DiMattei said...

Isn't it funny that we quilters just love a chance to fondle new fabric. I think that is the start of the love that goes into each and every quilt.

melissa guzman said...

Stunning!
I love these new fabrics!

betty boop said...

Love this about the 'woolness' and that it is more lightweight. I am getting ready to make that "tuxedo cat" quilt and this sounds perfect for that

betty boop said...

Love this about the 'woolness' and that it is more lightweight. I am getting ready to make that "tuxedo cat" quilt and this sounds perfect for that

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betty boop said...

I love the idea of it being lightweight as I am getting ready to make the "tuxedo cat" quilt. Will look for it at my quilt store.

Hotquilts said...

I thought for sure this was wool. Even thought "Who would work with wool in July, for heavens sake"? Guess I saw it and just kept on looking elsewhere. When does it arrive in shops?

kstehens100 said...

I'm a skeptical rug hooker. Lol
Kat

momto1 said...

This is just what I've been looking for. I can't wait to touch this. I love the feel of wool, but I do prefer the convenience of cotton!

Carole S.

Kurt Schindler said...

This looks awesome. Would be fun to work with, I am sure.

Charlotte

paulette said...

OMG!! I love these fabrics...and I am big into wool!! I would LOVE to try these cottons out!! Please throw my name into your give away hat!!! Thank you!
P

Sandy Lowery said...

Wow, sure does look like wool. I would be thrilled to use these cottons in my woolie projects. Thanks.

Carole Y. said...

For those allergic to wool, it is a nice substitute.
Thanks for the give away.
Carole Y

Anita said...

How very exciting! Love the colors! Would love to try them out! Thank you !

Heartsdesire said...

Cotton Works looks fabulous, I've been wanting to try some wool work and this collection would be wonderful to use. And, perhaps, a little easier to use than wool.

Stephanie Lau said...

The colors are lovely. Just in time to start a new project!

Glynis said...

How I would love to try this fabric. I have done a lot of wool applique over the last few years.

Yvonne Rupe said...

Wow that fabric looks fabulous! I love wool applique and would love to try this on my next project!!!

Nancy Blanck said...

Love, love love Cotton Works. I'm going to hold my breath until you name a winner. Then again, maybe I will just cross my fingers. Here's hoping!

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