Austin QuiltCon 2020

Austin QuiltCon 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic I attended QUILTCON, A Modern Quilt Guild in Austin, TX on Friday, February 22nd. Each year, hundreds of quilters come from all over the word to debut their work and to search for vendors. Every quilt I saw was beautiful, styles varied from Appliqué to Patchwork to Group/Bee Quilts mounted for observation throughout the Austin Convention Center.

Over the years, I have attended my fair share of trade shows and events, naturally I've become quiet in-tune with the friendships these shows cultivate between different travelers who come from other cities or states. Everyone floated around with a latte in hand soaking up the creative atmosphere.

As far as fabric, the show included fat quarters, quilting solid cottons, batiks, and other unique patterns with a variety of saturated colors. There were various vendors such as Juki offering quilting, sewing and fabric ideas. 

As a fabric seller for Mosaic Fabrics, It was refreshing to be on the other side of the business, surrounded by quilters who are were so passionate about their craft. After all, QuiltCon does claim to be a Modern Quilt Guild!

Here are a few of the beautiful quilts and fabrics I captured.

 

More is More   

1st Place: More is More                
45” x 56”                                         
Pieced and quilted by Laura Loewen
Boulder MQG
Lafayette, Colorado, USA
@loewensewen    

 Clementine

2nd Place: Clementine
42” x 59”
Pieced and quilted by Debra Jalbert
Orlando MQG
Clermont, Florida, USA
@madeofhonorquilts

     

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Mosaic Fabrics: What should be the best patterns for 2020?

Mosaic Fabrics: What should be the best patterns for 2020?


Mosaic Fabrics is all about creating a fun experience when shopping for fabric, including the cotton prints and printed fabric that we offer. Mosaic has really pretty fabric selections, and we know you have a choice when you look for fabric. We offer fabric in popular character prints of superheroes and other fabrics in solid colors. We also offer prints like animal prints - cat prints and dog prints, and ladybug fabric, for example.

During the pandemic, fabric has become hard to find right now, due to shipping delays. Large and small fabric stores are out of fabric because they have sold out. Mosaic Fabrics has a solid amount of inventory of fabric. We have wonderful cotton plaids, flannels, and solid colors, like quilting cottons and lovely batiks in many colors like black, blue, purple and pinks, as well and light blue and grey for you to purchase.

Mosaic Fabrics is also stocking flat and round elastic in black and white for those who are making masks for friends and family during the pandemic. Mosaic Fabrics owner Laura LeMond launched Mosaic Fabrics in 2020 because she had lots of
fabric in her warehouse. Laura was one of the founders of the weighted blanket industry in 2012, and during her time with the company made many choices regarding picking sharp fabric combinations for kids and adult designs for her weighted blankets. She realized it was an opportunity to leverage her knowledge of fabric design and shapes to add an extra offering for her fabric customers.

One side effect of the pandemic of 2020 is that many people who are staying at home during this time have gotten out their sewing machines and started sewing again. They are making clothes, home decor, masks, purses and other items that you would normally purchase in a store. Patterns and quilting cottons and kits are flying out of the door. America, self reliant by nature and responded to this crisis and the expected boredom of being safe at home by going back to skills that they learned from a parent or from their grandmother. It’s a sign of our early
American roots. So… why not sew? 


Many Mosaic Fabrics customers are using this opportunity to trot out these skills and teach them to their children. It’s a nice time for the family in that way. Buy some fabric, start up your sewing machine, and teach away, and create something, let’s see what you can come up with!

We hope the ideas which we shared, can inspire you and encourage you to consider Mosaic Fabrics when looking for fabric and elastic. You are welcome to explore our blog posts on a regular basis for upcoming trends and information.

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Mask Fabric

Where to Buy Fabric to Make a Mask, and How to Sew a Mask

There are many different resources out there to acquire fabric, whether you look at a fabric store or order online. All you need is at least one yard of fabric to get started making your own masks at home!

You can sew a face mask out of cotton, flannel, batik, or plaid. Whatever fabric you choose is okay as long as it’s breathable.

The mask fabric will take up 11 inches in width and be 10 inches long. There are 36 inches in a yard of fabric, so buying 1-2 yards online should give you plenty of fabric to work with. 

Most fabric is 44 inches wide, again, large enough to cut a pattern for a mask. If you live in a more moderate climate, stick to 100% cotton fabrics. The higher the cotton amount, the more breathable the mask will be. If you use fabrics with a polyester blend, it will be much hotter and tend to stick to your face and mouth, making talking much more difficult. If you live in a colder climate, then take a look at flannel fabric options to help keep you warm.

You will also need 28 inches of elastic per mask, ⅜ of a yard is the ideal size. Your mask will go behind your ears and the elastic will run all the way through the mask.

Cut the fabric at 10 X 11 inches and stitch with a machine or by hand about a ½ inch seam at the top and bottom of the mask, it must be wide enough to have a piece of elastic fit through it. You can sew pleats on the lateral ends of the mask to make it fit on the face but expand to cover the mouth and nose. Sew pleats on the sides (about 1 inch each) and then sew the top and bottom edges and thread through the elastic and sew it shut.

After that, sew up the sides using either a needle and thread by hand, or your sewing machine. After you’ve sewn the sides shut, your mask should be good to go! Stay safe, the CDC recommends wearing it while out shopping or when you interact with others.

For products with breathable fabrics for masks a solid cotton or batik should do it. Pick a fun print if you want, make a statement. Make them for all of your friends and neighbors.

www.mosaicfabrics.com has a solid offering of fabrics that could work for your homemade mask.

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Flannel Fabric Online

Welcome to Mosaic Fabrics!

Welcome to Mosaic Fabrics! 

Highest Quality Fabrics

We will be introducing various fabrics and discuss DIY, patterns and other sewing ideas and showcase some of our Mosaic Fabrics along the way! 

What is batik fabric? 

Batiks are so beautiful and unique Mosaic Fabrics wants to share with you how they are made: 

Batik originated in Indonesia, it’s a process of wax-resistant dye applied to cotton whole cloth. ... because the wax is applied before the day, it allows the batik artist to form patterns and soak the cloth with a color and rinse the fabric with boiling water. And reapplying the process again to create unique patterns and to add other colors. 

Batiks are great for crafting with color. You can make a dress, shirt or skirt, a purse, a great apron or even Christmas ornaments! 

How Mosaic Fabrics got started? 

Modern Sewing Fabric Online

We are located in the sunny hill country of Austin TX. Our founder, Laura LeMond started a weighted blanket company in 2012. We are still selling weighted blankets, but since we have so many seamstresses that like sewing and crafting we decided to sell some of the great fabrics we have in stock, including colorful batiks, Great plaids, American Homespuns, and Children prints and Shannon Minky fabric.

Our fabrics include cotton prints, batiks, Shannon Minky, solids, cotton plaids, and homespun cottons. 

We carry Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake, Shannon Fabrics and other designers as well. 

Welcome and look around, and use this Mosaic10 coupon for 10% coupon off of your first purchase with Mosaic Fabrics! 


Our offices are located at 2000 Windy Terrace 18A Cedar Park TX 78613

Our number is 512 514 5529

Our hours are from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

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