Poles Apart Quilt Pack 'n Pattern, size 23" x 20" / 58 cm x 51 cmRegular price £27.92
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Fabric pack and pattern for Poles Apart Wall Quilt designed by Helen Butcher of Little Patch Pockets. The first in a series of 3D designs created exclusively for Oakshott.
- 6 x Colourshott Fat 8ths: Nautilus, Apollo, Ice Blue, Mulberry, Plum, Petunia
- Pattern and instructions
100% mercerised shot cottons - each colourway combines a base colour warp with a complementary or contrasting weft thread. This produces the trademark ‘shot’ effect when colours appear to shimmer and ‘move’ depending on how the light falls. It lends extra depth and texture to your project.
Level of difficulty: confident beginner / intermediate.
Helen describes the thrill of working with the latest Colourshott additions:
" The new Colourshotts are perfect for this 3D design. These electric blues just jump out of the quilt and pairing them with the slightly more muted but still gorgeous purples and mauves makes for a vivid contrast. These colours work particularly well in this design - the central shape appears to be suspended in a magnetic field and the intensity of the blues makes the image float above the ground. "
In the designer's words: Helen discusses the importance of colour, tone and weave in choosing fabric for her patchwork designs.
Our fabrics are cut from a 54” / 137 cm bolt width - that’s up to 23% wider than 'standard'. This means that our cut lengths and pre-cut packs provide a surprising amount of fabric!
Because they’re cut from 54” / 137 cm wide bolts, our cuts are up to a third bigger than 'standard'.
Our pre-cuts come in Fat 8ths, Fat Quarter, Half Metre Block or 1 Metre packs. 5” Charm Squares are available for individual collections.
Caring for your shot cottons - before, during and after sewing
We use the best quality reactive dyes which provide the best fastness to light, rubbing and especially to washing. This however cannot be guaranteed and as many quilts are future heritage projects, we recommend dry cleaning.
Our fabrics are soft finished with steam after production and most quilters do not prewash them. If prewashing is preferred, then only by hand in clean water at 30C, please.
Our fabrics are pure finished ie they don’t contain binders / wax / starch etc. The handle will therefore change very little when the fabric is washed. They may however fray slightly more than ‘finished’ fabrics and to minimise this, we recommend overlocking cut edges prior to washing.
Do not machine wash and do not tumble dry. Dark and light colours should be washed separately. Avoid optical whiteners and chlorine based cleaning products. Gently towel dry and iron whilst damp. Allow for a shrinkage of 3-5%.
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What are ‘shot’ cottons?
Each colourway is achieved by selecting a base colour warp and marrying it with a complementary or contrasting weft thread. This produces our trademark ‘shot’ effect, when the colour appears to shimmer and change depending on how the light falls. They appear to have depth and movement.
Many of our collections - Grayshott, Lakes, Lipari, Ruby Reds, Scandinavia and Sorbet - combine a single warp shade with a rainbow of weft threads. This ensures that the colours mix, match and tone happily together and it makes for easy colour combining.
How should I care for the fabrics - before, during and after sewing?
We use the best quality reactive dyes which provide the best fastness to light, rubbing and especially to washing. This however cannot be guaranteed and as many quilts are future heritage projects, we recommend dry cleaning. Our fabrics are soft finished with steam after production and most quilters do not prewash them. If prewashing is preferred, then only by hand in clean water at 30C, please.
Our fabrics are pure finished ie they don’t contain binders / wax / starch etc. The handle will therefore change very little when the fabric is washed. They may however fray slightly more than ‘finished’ fabrics and to minimise this, we recommend overlocking cut edges prior to washing. Do not machine wash and do not tumble dry. Dark and light colours should be washed separately. Avoid optical whiteners and chlorine based cleaning products. Gently towel dry and iron whilst damp. Allow for a shrinkage of 3-5%.
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