Can I purchase printed quilting fabrics at Spotlight?
Yes, you can! Spotlight stocks a huge variety of different quilting fabrics in a range of different sizes, including flat fats, fabrics by the metre, jelly rolls and complete quilting kits. Designs vary from pretty florals to geometric squares, polka dots and abstract designs plus many kids patterns, Easter designs, beautiful Indonesian batik fabrics and much more, enabling you to complete a wide selection of different quilting projects.
How big are the flat fats?
Flat Fats are pre-cut pieces of quilting fabric which are usually approx. 50cm x 52 cm. In some parts of the world they are referred to as Fat Quarters (FQs). You can use these pieces of fabric as they are, or cut them further into smaller squares, strips, circles or diagonal pieces depending on the design of your quilting project. Mix and match flat fats with others in matching colourways or contrasting colours as required.
What are jelly rolls?
Jelly rolls are bundles of fabric strips, approximately 6.5 cm wide x 107 cm long each, rolled together into a bundle. Often, they will be made up of complementary fabrics to give you a coordinated finished product. Cut the strips into smaller pieces for a patchwork effect, or use them for edgings, bindings or latticework quilting.
What type of quilting kits are included in the range?
Different quilting kits are included in the range, varying in size from 75 x 75 cm to 90 x 180 cm, that can be made into quilts for instance for a baby cot, to cover a sofa or even a single bed. Everything you need to complete your design is included in the package.
Does Spotlight stock other quilting fabrics too?
Yes, you will also find a huge collection of plain quilting fabrics in stunning colours, which you can mix and match with our printed designs. These are also available by the metre or in flat fats as described above. Of course, wadding, backing fabric and thread plus all the tools and other essentials you need to complete your quilting project are also available from Spotlight, so you will be able to get started straightaway!
What about quilting panels?
Yes, you can also find those here at Spotlight. They make a wonderful centre piece for a wall hanging, table cover or bedspread, and you can enlarge the quilted object by finding complementary fabrics to sew onto the outsides of the panel, making it into a unique item. It is worth remembering that certain fabrics shrink more than others, so it is advisable to wash your quilting fabric before sewing it onto the wadding and backing fabric, to ensure that is does not shrink after you have done all the hard work!