Choosing Border Fabric for My Farm Buddies Block

Choosing Border Fabric for Farm Buddies by

Having just the right fabric for your embroidery makes a big difference and these tips will help!

Border Fabric for Farm Buddies

I love coordinating fabric with machine embroidery. When I saw the Timeless Treasures Bunnies farm stripe, I knew it would be perfect for the Farm Buddies project I am creating.

I have learned the hard way that when you see fabric that you like, you should buy it. Fabric releases run in a cycle and when they are gone, they are gone.

Here are some ways to keep up on fabric releases:

Sewing and Quilting Magazines 
Whether in print or electronic version, magazines promote current fabric trends. 

Quilt Shops 
Seeing, and touching, the actual fabric is the best way to choose a design. Most shops display companion fabrics in a collection and often have samples showing the fabrics in an actual project. It also is ideal for matching up fabric swatches from your stash in a side-by-side comparison.  

Research Online 
Fabric manufacturer websites provide galleries and archives for new and existing fabric collections and upcoming releases. Many fabric designers also maintain websites. 

Keep Connected 
Fabric shops, manufacturers, and designers often offer free newsletters, blogs, and other information through social media. 

Buy Extra
When you do find fabric you like, buy extra. If you are even a quarter-yard short, it can ruin everything, and you can always make something else with the scraps. 

Check back to see how I finish the border for the Farm Buddies project.

How do you match fabrics to your embroidery projects?


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  • Linda Minette - June 03, 2021

    I love this partnership…thank you so much…dealing with cancer and chemo, being easily confused this really helps a lot!

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