Night Garden - Fabric Prep

Night Garden {Fabric Prep}

I have had a bit slower start to making the queen size version of Night Garden for my sister- and brother-in-law this year than I had envisioned. I took my time writing the pattern and bonus quilt patterns, and at the end of January I was finally ready to cut the fabric. I’ve just been so busy in the studio and on the blog with other projects that I haven’t had time to share about the fabric preparation until today!

Night Garden - Fabric Prep

Night Garden – Fabric Prep

Over 2 days, I cut all the fabric. For a queen size quilt that only uses 2 fabrics, there were a lot of steps, and I wanted to take my time to make sure I did it all correctly. I’m sort of bad at following my own pattern directions so I really went s-l-o-w-l-y and hooray, it all worked out great!

Night Garden - Fabric Prep and Thread Selection

Night Garden – Fabric Prep and Thread Selection

I’m using Kona Cotton in Royal and Oyster, and I will be using 50wt Aurifil 2740 (Dark Cobalt) to piece the quilt since the majority of the quilt top is Kona Royal.

Do you like to cut all of your fabric before starting to sew a quilt?

7 thoughts on “Night Garden {Fabric Prep}

  1. Cindy Pieters says:

    I think having all the fabric cut out before starting is quicker especially if one can chain piece. As for following my own pattern, I fail miserably at it.

  2. Julie says:

    My bad – I like to cut as I go, probably because I’m more of a scrap quilter. Also, I have my favorite ways to construct elements. A quilt with instructions to make 8-at-a-time hsts means nothing me although it’s a favorite for many.

  3. patty says:

    Great job getting it done. I love the feeling of precut fabric sitting on my cutting mat ready to sew!

  4. As much as I dislike the necessary process of cutting fabric, it really does help to take it slow. Will be fun to see your progress as you work on this quilt!

  5. I do like having fabric cut before I start…on most projects. Som QALs I do as I go…so it is a toss up. The only thing I don’t like is a miscut is a big mistake, so I try to be very careful to avoid it an pray the pattern is right!

  6. aquilterstable says:

    I do NOT like to cut out everything ahead of time. I think that’s one reason I like improv – figuring it out as I go. But if I were to follow a pattern like you are doing, I definitely would. OR I might cut out sections or a type of blocks at a time. I’ve done it all the ways.

  7. Yes, I usually do cut all I think I’ll need at the start. This royal blue will be gorgeous.

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