Magical stitches…

Machi by Debbie Maddy

As we’ve been doing the past few weeks, we’ve asked the designers to share the inspiration for their collections, quilts and how they create their designs. 

It is amazing how different everyone’s work is and how the fabric lines are created.

This is how my “shibori” fabrics begin – white fabric and tons of stitches.

The magic starts when I mix the indigo vat and start the dyeing process. Just the beautiful iridescent blue on the top of the indigo makes me happy.

My studio is outside on a glorious day in the worm sunshine. I dip the stitched fabrics into the blue indigo and am always amazed when they start out green then slowly turn to the amazing blue. Multiple dips and waiting between allow me to achieve a deep dark blue with the stunning white designs that are revealed when I take out the stitches.

After the final finishing the gift of fabric design is revealed and I am always humbled and happy with my world of blue.

The resulting fabric line is truly one of a kind.

This is Machi – there are 20 prints in the collection on quilting cotton.  In addition to the quilting cotton, there will be four 54″ Machi Lawns and two 45″ Machi Rayon prints.

Machi is perfect for all of your quilting, home decorating and garment sewing.

Usagi.  This is a 45″ x 45″ Layer Cake Friendly quilt.  The pattern includes a 56″ x 67″ lap-sized quilt that is also LC-friendly.

This is Zen – it can be made as a four-block quilt measuring 69″ x 69″, or as a one really big block quilt measuring 56″ x 56″.

And finally, this is Round Hole.  Finishing at 70″ x 70″, this Layer Cake-friendly quilt is perfect for showcasing the prints created by the shibori technique.

It is also great as a fashion statement for your favorite “fur baby”. Dillon feels dashing in his scarf.

Debbie Maddy’s Nuno will debut at Fall Market next week.

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5 thoughts on “Magical stitches…

  1. Carrie —- Christmas Star comments are closed, so leaving my comment here. I used a jelly roll to make the stars and it worked. Itty bitty stars that are super cute. Also worked to cut the strips after making the points and before weaving the strips the final time. Glued after weaving the strips. Hope that make sense. You can figure out the length by laying the strip on top. Easy peasy. Thanks for making this pattern a pdf. Very helpful.

  2. How fascinating to know the “make” behind this beautiful fabric. I just may need to make that Zen quilt…

  3. Loved reading about this line of fabric (which is stunning) – thank you! I’ll have to keep my eye out on it arriving.

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