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Quilt Kits

Penn Prints creates whole cloth quilt kits. Their natural color is more like a tea dye; the antique white is almost white, but not a "natural" or "ivory." It is a white to ecru tone. Included with the top is the backing fabric and separately prepared bias binding to match. Penn Prints do not have the massive amount of quilting that the Benartex quilt tops have, but the binding is separate and cut on the bias. I like the bias cut binding; it should wear better than straight or cross grain cut binding, plus it is already sewn together.

Penn Prints Feathered Pineapple wholecloth quilt kit

 

Hollis Turnbow, noted for his wonderful stencil designs, created these whole cloth quilt tops for the Benartex Corporation. Included with the small sizes (40 x 40 or 40 x 54 inches) is the backing fabric and enough margin fabric to make up the binding. which is cut off once the piece is quilted. This will give you cross cut and straight grain binding, and you will have to be careful when you join them on the diagonal so you don't run a little short. I did the Floral Fantasy and had plenty, so I am merely giving you a heads up that this is something to take into consideration when making the top up. The advantage on the extra wide fabric is that if using a hoop, you'll have plenty to latch onto in the hoop to do the borders, without using a "D" hoop or a tea towel pinned to the edges and using a round hoop On the queen size quilts (which also fit a double bed) the backing is a separate purchase.


Feathered Pineapple wholecloth wall hanging designed by Holice Turnbow

 

Mini quilts: I do not stock many mini quilt tops or kits. These are generally used by my students when taking hand quilting lessons. They are an excellent choice for a practice piece, and once you feel comfortable with them, you can quilt it into a pillow or small wall hanging. If you absolutely have to have a mini quilt, call for pricing and availability, and if I don't have it, I can recommend another business who does carry them and who has an excellent reputation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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