Let's talk again about patchwork
Among all the new products we are trying to upload every week in our catalog, in the last period patchwork fabrics and items have increased a lot
Actually, this does not mean we have had a sudden passion for quilting… As a lot of you may certainly know, it's been almost two years we are working hard in order to make this technique as spread as embroidery!
We must admit we love a lot all fabrics
And, even if it's a very wide and almost complex sector - following all the hundreds of collections produced by the main brands of reference in the USA is a real hard job! - we never rest!
In the last two weeks we have started introducing the fabrics by Lakehouse Dry Goods
, a very new American enterprise, founded about 20 years ago initially as design and home decor studio by the cherish Holly Holderman, specialized in interior design and really fond of quilting. Holly has started quilting when she was a teenager and her interest for this art was so profound at that time that she started collecting covers and antique blocks even if she was a little girl!
Now, the fresh attitude which is typical of that age is still visible on the fabrics this designer signs and declines into different collections, perfect for classic patchwork (among her favorite shapes, Holly has always had the typical "Texas Star", which is actually the first block she bought in her youth for her collection!) but also to create some doll dresses, furnishing panels, sheets, covers and tablecloths
Just to have an idea, go to the "projects" section of her website, where you can find several free charts to download
, to combine in the best possible ways the fabrics we are promoting here in Casa Cenina.
Like for all other fabrics, also these last new products are available in 3 comfortable cuts that we have directly taken from the USA and they are based on the American sizes in order to make your work easier
As we had already mentioned in this post
), converting this measure of the anglo-saxon system into the measures of our metric system is really hard: one inch is about 2,54 cm and the anglo-saxon system is divided into octaves and not into decimals like in Italy or France!
For this reason, here in Casa Cenina we have decided to offer you not only the fat-quarter - i.e. the cut of half a yard X half the height of the fabric cut (45X55 cm) - but also the half a yard X total height - 45X110 cm - and the real yard X the entire height: a big cur of 91X110 cm. This triple option changes in price according to the logic "the more fabric you buy, the less you pay", just because we do believe that the diffusion of quilting in Europe goes through the prices convenience. We are actually trying to make quilt prices cheaper like in the USA where quilting is present in all houses.
For now, here in Casa Cenina we do love these fabrics and we are sure they will be sonly appreciated by all of you
A big hug and… stay tuned