Recently we have started a dialogue in the guild regarding what is considered "modern." As my guild members know...this is a loaded question and well, I could really go on and on about it. So let's start with one question at a time shall we? How about this...
What is modern fabric?Off the top of my head I would define modern fabrics as those with large bold patterns. But, as with most things, this type of topic has been explored before and so I asked my good friend Google and found this article... Craftsy - What is Modern Quilting Fabric
In my experience, again I'm hardly infallible but let's run with it, when a swap calls for "modern quilting fabric" I interpret that as:
- designer label
- quilt shop quality
- 100% cotton
- no JoAnn's, Hancock's of Paducah, or Michael's fabric
If you still feel unsure about what qualifies as modern quilting fabric my suggestion is to do some homework from the safety of your home...browse a few online fabric shops that specialize in modern quilting fabric! You can confer with my buddy Google with a simple search for modern quilting fabric or pop on over and visit a few of my favorite virtual fabric shops here, here, and here.
Let me know what questions you have by posting a comment below!
- rebecca lynne