Cars and Ponies baby quilt fabric

Well here is the fabric for the Cars and Ponies quilt. The block will be a 5.5″ square, fussy cut from the car fabric, with a 2″ border from the stripy/dotty/swirly fabric and the horseshoe fabric.

Fabric for Cars and Ponies quilt

The horseshoe fabric is by Michael Miller and the other two come from Ikea. I followed crazymomquilt’s tip on using an Ikea sheet for sashing and it worked really well in the Rainbow Stacked Coins quilt. However, the fabrics above don’t seem to be of the same quality. The stripy/dotty/swirly one in particular is a really coarse weave and I’m not sure how well it’s going to work. Should I use a narrow needle? Would extra quilting help or would all the extra needle punctures in the fabric make things worse?


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy
    Nov 09, 2009 @ 22:41:06

    Precious fabric!


  2. elle
    Nov 09, 2009 @ 23:52:19

    Nice combo! The car fabric looks pretty thin. I wonder if adding an iron on stabalizer behind it might make them more compatible. Does washing the stripes make them softer? Just a few thoughts! 8^)


  3. Cheryl Arkison
    Nov 10, 2009 @ 17:37:23

    I agree with Elle. You could also try sewing a small sample of the thin fabric with the horseshoe fabric. Then pull, pull, pull at the seam and see what happens. If it still seems pretty strong to you then you should be fine.


  4. whatktmadenext
    Nov 12, 2009 @ 21:10:34

    Thanks for the ideas. I’ve washed the fabric and will make a sample at the weekend and do a mini tug-of-war with it to see how it holds up!


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