Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Texture Magic Tuesday/ Whole Cloth Quilt

We are constantly experimenting with Texture Magic to see how it responds in various projects. I wanted to see how Texture Magic would do in a whole cloth quilt with batting.
I layered this quilt in this order: I layered the orange Dupioni silk fabric for the front, Texture Magic, wool batting (for more loft) and then purple Dupioni silk as a backing.

Beth Murray of Durham, California did a beautiful job quilting the whole cloth piece.
She used Superior Threads Glitter for the thread.

We measured the quilt before steaming at 52 1/4" X 67".

The stitching before steam.

The purple Dupioni silk is a two-tone with a slight olive green sheen.

Laying the quilt out on a large table, I began steaming it. We use an up and down method and watched the parts begin to curl up, and then lie flat as the shrinking was completed.
The silk took on an almost embossed look.

The feathers took on a trapunto look.

The finished quilt before it was trimmed and bound.
The finished size ended up being 47 1/2 X 61, meaning it shrank around 10%.
Texture Magic can be purchased from our web site in continuous yard cuts. Look under Custom Cuts.


  1. What a great idea. Can you share what the final measurement turned out to be? I'd like to understand the overall shrinkage.

    This quilt is absolutely beautiful. I hope I get a chance to see it at a show sometime soon!

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. So how much Texture Magic did you use? And, is it possible for customers to order that much and what is the cost? Just wondering.

    Great idea and it looks gorgeous! Definitely would love to see it in person.

  3. That is gorgeous! I had never even heard of whole cloth quilting til the other day. That is beautiful beyond words!
    What size did it end up and what would the cost of making it be?

  4. Now THAT looks like fun! It's beautiful! If I'm lucky I'll be going to the Portland Quilt Expo at the end of the month and you'll have it there :) For the past several weeks I've been playing around with my Texture Magic...it's neat how it behaves differently depending on the fabric you use and how close your stitching is. Also, whether you free motion stitch or use straight lines. I prefer an all-over, dense free motion quilting so my fabric is really crinkled. I plan on adding some samples to my quilt journal, which will make it easier to decide what method to use for each project. I can't wait to see future projects and ideas!

  5. Will we see this quilt at Market in Houston? Would love to see it in person.

    Daphne Greig
    Patchworks Studio

  6. I think I'm going to try making a rug with this. I made one a couple of years ago using light canvas for the backing(after seeing it on a longarm show) and several colors of fabric on top. Quilted large flowers on it, cut away layers to bring out the colors underneath, then washed it to get the "textured" look. I was fabulous! I'll have to dig through my DVD's and watch the show again!

  7. What is the steaming appliance that you're using in the photos? Is it purely a steaming device and not an iron at all? Make, model, price? Thanks!

  8. This looks so different. I love how the design stands up.