How to Choose Fabrics for Your Next Patchwork Project

Choosing fabrics for a patchwork project can be overwhelming, especially with so many options available here at Kimz Sewing, our fabric store on the Sunshine Coast. Here are some tips to help you choose the best fabrics for your next patchwork project.

Consider the pattern: The pattern you choose will play a big role in determining which fabrics you need. Look for patterns that specify the type of fabric required, such as cotton or flannel, and take note of any pattern repeat or directional prints that may affect fabric placement.

Clothing Patterns by Sew To Grow

Consider colour and contrast: Think about the overall colour scheme you want to achieve in your project. Consider using a colour wheel to choose complementary or contrasting colours that will make your project pop. You can also use neutrals, such as white or grey, to provide balance and contrast.

Dresden Plate featuring Alison Glass fabric and using Susan Cleveland’s Prairie Pointer

Consider the fabric weight: Different fabrics have different weights, which can affect the drape and overall look of your project. Choose lighter weight fabrics for a more delicate look, and heavier weight fabrics for a more substantial and durable project.

Tilda Pie in the Sky range

Consider texture: Mixing different textures can add visual interest and depth to your project. Consider using fabrics with different finishes, such as matte, shiny, or textured, to create a dynamic and engaging final product.

Sallie Tomato Dorothy Clutch made with glitter vinyl and woven fabric

Consider the washability: If your patchwork project will be frequently used or handled, consider using fabrics that are easy to clean and maintain. Look for fabrics that are machine washable and dryable, or that can be spot cleaned with ease.

Hexie Blossom Necklace – English Paper Piecing Project

By considering these factors, you can make informed choices when selecting fabrics for your next patchwork project. Visit our fabric store on the Sunshine Coast to browse our selection and find the perfect fabrics for your project.

Tula Pink Tiny Stripes
Contact us today at Kimz Sewing to learn more about how to choose which fabrics to use for your next patchwork project, and to sign up for our sewing and patchwork classes. Our professional and friendly staff are always happy to help you with any questions you may have. Shoot us an email at or pick up the phone and call (07) 5493 4977.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x


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