A FMQ Experiment

I was talking to Daughter #3 recently about fabrics with great texture. She was thinking about a linen quilt. Linen seems to have a reputation for fraying. I’d like to try it on a small project before committing to a bed quilt with it. I had some extra backing at the end of a quilt I finished and decided to see what would happen if I quilted a cheap drop cloth from Zmenards.

These photos show the before and after washing shots.

These cotton drop cloths are pretty stiff when New, but washing softens them and I do love the texture of this.

I used red thread because that is what was on the machine. Here are the photos of the back.

I’m still intrigued by this. I may pick up another drop cloth and think about a who,e cloth quilt.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to A FMQ Experiment

  1. Ooh! LOVE the red thread quilting on that drop cloth! It’s so fun to just play with textures and interesting stitch patterns!

  2. Genevieve says:

    Hey Katy, question, what is Zmenards? Is it a local store you shop at or can we get it online?
    Thanks & love them both! 🙂

  3. Have you thought of trying Essex linen? I haven’t done much with it, but it’s lovely fabric.

  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! Interesting. It sure looks like the linen held up well, and had no more fraying that any other fabric. I’ll love to watch this experiment. ~smile~ Roseanne

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