All fabrics are pre washed for shrinkage and colour fastness, most of the fabrics I use are 100% cotton but I also use linen and silk.
Finished items are washed machine washed at 30c or by hand , so you can wash them with confidence .
NOTE:- I do use colour catchers, especial with strong colours.
My sewing machines are simple mechanical machines, I do not use computerized machines or long arm quilters, my quilts are made the old fashion way.
Patchwork piecing and cutting are done in the traditional American style, but I use a bigger seam allowance .
Appliqué is also done in the traditional way, each piece of fabric is hand cut, then folded and tacked to a shaped interlining. Before being applied to the quilted item either by hand or by machine.
I use three different types of batting (wadding) each gives a different effect or property to the finished item
Cotton ….. very traditional flat batting …. cool in summer
Polyester….a soft fluffy batting…. gives more depth to a quilt…….warm
Man made….a flat quilt batting….good thermal properties …..excellent for table ware.
NOTE;- These are our studio names for batting and may not represent there true fibber content.
ME.. I have been a seamstress and cutter for over 40 years, in my long career I have made every thing from wedding dress to boat covers and an awful lot of curtains and furnishings . My hobbies are fine art and design , I have also illustrated the odd book.
So now I have combined theses two crafts to form Lilliput Quilts where I am able to unleash the creative side of me , into designing these quilts. My practical side and years of experience means,that these well made quilts should last a lifetime.
Lynn Fiona Ellison