What can I say, I'm mad about plaids! I love the way the straight lines and geometry of the plaids add so much interest to prints. Even a bit askew, they create movement and visual texture to a scrappy quilt. For several years, I added 12-16 plaids to each collection of fabric. Since the prints are milled in Korea and the plaids are yarn dyed, woven and brushed in India, the coordination of color and shipping was always tricky. The solution? An assortment of plaids in every KT color available in the Moda warehouse all the time. We'll freshen them up every couple of years to have a continuing assortment. After all, how many ways can you make a plaid??
One of our favorite ways to use plaids is in our throws with no batting - More Frayed Edges. Large squares of plaids are cut on the bias for the front with raw edge applique embellishments of wedges, triangles and squares, layered with squares cut on the bias for the back. Front and back are placed right sides out and stitched together with exposed seams on the back that fray softly without raveling. They're the grankids' favorites, too! They're easy to make any size you want since it's all based on 10" squares - just add more to make your quilt wider or longer. Perfect for kids and college dorms since each washing makes them softer.
From now until Sunday night, buy a fat 1/8 bundle of KT plaids on our website and get our More Frayed Edges pattern FREE!
I can't believe we're over 2/3 of the way through all the KT fabric collections - only 11 weeks left! We'll finish the series with the new collection that's premiering at fall market, Sandhill Plums. Then during the month of December, we'll take your comments for the grand prize of over 1200 KT 5" charm squares. Just think of what you could make with those! But don't worry if you're not the top winner, I'm sure we'll have a couple other surprises, too.
See you Saturday for a look at some of the treasures I found on my trip. The artisans on the island are truly inspiring. Who wouldn't want to bring a piece of that home?