I taught a free motion class at Bernina here in Great Falls, on Saturday, and Deb, the store owner of Bernina Silver Thimble, made sure to bring to my attention some new fabrics.
Faux leather fabrics! So of course, I have to get a cut and try it and last evening I did just that! It is priced at $15.00 a yard. I bought a 1/2 yard.
I also purchased a leather needle, 90/14, which is the first time I’ve ever used one, actually. It worked great! I used Rainbows tri-lobal polyester, and Masterpiece in my bobbin. The leathery fabric is really COOL!
I used a Hobbs 80/20 batting (which is what I currently have on hand), and a batik fabric for the backing. The leather is quite soft and supple, and really alot of fun to quilt. I am told it’s washable, so I’m going to wash it after I’m through and see how it holds up.
This is just the beginning of a small table runner, that I thought I would use a prototype and where I’m practicing some feathers and other designs as I go around those feathers. I bought another color of this fabric, too… a more rusty-colored tone. I can’t wait to try it, too! It would be a wonderful jacket… oh boy! Thanks Deb!