Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Preparing Fabric

I have been pre-washing the background fabric and a few of the bright cottons I plan to use in my DJ 2. The reds ran a bit and I have discovered that Fabric Grabbers are now available in a local grocery store. I bought the fabrics from  That Quilt's on line shop twiddletails. There are 8 each of 8 different colours in fat 1/8ths. They also sell the Dear Jane book over there.
My 6 year old granddaughter arranged the colours on my DJ software. She has been playing in EQ7 for a couple of years now. At first she coloured everything the same colour and learned how to save even though she did not yet know how to read. 

Fabrics for DJ2

I washed and ironed a 2 yard piece of the Kona white that I am using for the background. Then, I pre-cut strips in different widths and put them into labeled containers. These had produce from the local grocery store. By taking a few minutes now, I will be saving hours later when I need small pieces. 

Pre-cut background strips


  1. wow Chris...this is going to be gorgeous!!!

  2. Another one so soon?!? You must be a DJ addict! Sounds like your DG is going to be a quilting force to be reckoned with if she is already so proficient with the software.

  3. Hello! You left a message on my blog about Love Entwined. If you are starting, please let me know. I'd love to work along with someone! Thanks for stopping by! Love all your quilts! Bev

  4. brilliant idea! Cut all at once, and contain them in an orderly fashion! Love this idea. I used to live in Edmonton.
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color lapaylor.blogspot.com

  5. Wow... that's really organized!
    The quilt is going to be great!