Meadow - Blue - cheater quilt fabric
Cheerful wild flowers in shades of blue, scattered on a white background.
In addition to being fast - cheater prints are also the least expensive way to make a quilt. No waste! Nothing lost to seam allowance! As an example - here's a cheater quilt I'm working on. It's 2 yards of the Monster Cheater Quilt print on organic cotton sateen, so the printed size (not including the strips of white along the selvedge) is 56 inches wide and 72 inches tall.
A comparable size quilt top made with any of my patterns would use about 6 yards of 42-inch wide fabric. Even factoring in the different fabric widths - that's still more than twice as much fabric!
I like to hand quilt my cheaters using Big Stitch Quilting - but you can also machine quilt, or tie, or finish it any way you like.
This isn't a traditional cheater quilt fabric (it's not designed to look like patchwork) but the scale is large enough to make it work really well as a cheater. Here you can see an example of the quilt I'm working on.
I ordered two yards of fabric (this print in a different colorway), printed on Organic Cotton Sateen. I layered it up with two yards of Downpour in Blueberry for the back, with a layer of cotton batting. I'm quilting around each shape using matching thread and simple Big Stitch quilting. Easy peasy!
Looking for more coordinating fabrics? The color palette matches the Farmers Market Blenders.
The button will take you directly to the fabric on Spoonflower - a separate website. Shiny Happy World coupons won't work on that site, but Spoonflower is almost always having a sale of some kind. Check the banner at the top of the page when you get to their site.
When you place an order on Spoonflower, they custom print whatever design you like on whatever base fabric you choose. I like to use Organic Cotton Sateen for my cheater quilts.
- The fabric is lovely and smooth.
- It's very high quality - thread count is 220.
- The colors are bright and durable.
- The printable width is 56 inches - significantly wider than standard quilting cotton.
The fabric will be very crisp when it arrives. Just like any fabric, I highly recommend pre-washing before you use it. It softens up beautifully.