This week’s Tuesday Tip comes from Original Sewing & Quilt Expo staff member and super-star seamstress (a pro at anything ‘wedding’-related), Liz!
Today’s Tuesday Tip:
From figuring out tricky dilemma’s to jacket linings, to finely tailored shirts, Liz tells us her best tip for her new go-to fabric: Cotton Sateen!
“It all started when my son picked a dark blue map print for his Drunkard’s Path quilt, which left me with a dilemma. How could I combine it with white and not have little blue thread ghosts show through the white? Cotton sateen is so perfectly opaque. The white is so white it makes the blue even “bluer”. It felt so great that I even used it on the back. The end result is a lustrous, high contrast quilt that feels like butter.”
Cotton sateen as a jacket lining? Why, yes!
“Meanwhile, I was looking for jacket lining for a cotton jacket (yes, it was repurposed quilt fabric). After having the Drunkard’s Path in my hands for weeks, the choice was clear. Cotton sateen is an ideal lining for those of us who have achieved a certain age, perfect for those on again, off again moments.”
“When my favorite pink tailored shirt bit the dust, my only consolation was I could now make a new one in petal pink cotton sateen.”
And she even goes far enough to say…
“This week is the ultimate – cotton sateen sheets. Ahhh . . “
This sounds just lovely! Thanks, Liz!
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