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4 ideal ways to use the new Northcott Wild and Free fabric line

 

WOW!! I can’t believe it, but this week is my 25th time blogging for QUILTsocial!! My first week was in June 2014, using WonderFil’s Razzle and Dazzle threads. Over the last 3 years I’ve been lucky to work with WonderFil, Brother and Northcott and have been able to make LOTS of fun projects!!

Last month on QUILTsocial I used Northcott’s Full Bloom line of fabric and we received SO MANY great comments and compliments about the quilt and the beautiful fabrics – thanks to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts!!

Wild and Free

This month I get to play with Northcott’s new Wild and Free fabric line designed by Laurie Snow Hein. This beautiful fabric features a panel and lots of horse-themed prints that would be wonderful for making Christmas presents for a horse lover in your family. Hello!!!

Wild and Free Panel
Wild and Free Panel

 

Versatile fabric #21854
Versatile fabric #21854

 

Wallhangings

One great, and obvious, way to use this fabric is to make a wallhanging. Norah McGuire-Macleod of Sew Little Time has designed The Majestic Beauties – PTN2103, which has two options for creating a beautiful wallhanging using the Wild and Free fabrics.

The Majestic Beauties pattern
The Majestic Beauties pattern

 

Lap Quilts

These fabrics could also be used to make a beautiful lap quilt! The Spirited Stars – PTN2104 pattern by Sue Harvey & Sandy Boobar of Pine Tree Country Quilts would also be a wonderful Christmas present!

Spirited Stars pattern
Spirited Stars pattern

 

Pillowcases

If you’re short on time, but need a thoughtful gift for a friend, then making pillowcases is an awesome idea! I shared my favorite pillowcase pattern on  QUILTsocial last October. For these samples I used Northcott’s Artisan Spirit – Euphoria, but the Wild and Free fabrics would make great pillowcases as well!

Pillowcases made with Northcott's Artisan Spirit - Euphoria fabrics.
Pillowcases

 

Snap Bags

If you’re REALLY in a time crunch for a quick handmade item, then check out my QUILTsocial post from December 2016 in which I show you step-by-step how to make a snap bag in ANY size. Snap bags made from the Wild and Free fabrics would be great for a quick gift for your daughter’s equestrian coach. Or how about goodie bags for a horse themed birthday party?

Snap bag made with Northcott Colorworks fabrics
Snap bag made with Northcott Colorworks fabrics

 

As you can see, there are lots of great projects that can be made with your favorite Northcott fabrics. QUILTsocial has TONS for free patterns for any sized project. Just type in “tote bag” in the “Search our Blog” section on the right side of this screen to see how many free patterns are available!

Wild and Free fabrics
Wild and Free fabrics

 

Join me this week, as I use the Wild and Free fabrics to make the applique wallhanging called Equestrian Beauty. Tomorrow I’ll show you how to change a drawing into an applique pattern – see you then!

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: How to create your own fusible applique pattern from a drawing

I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns for the last 16 years under the business name Fairfield Road Designs. My patterns range from fusible applique and piecing to felted wool applique and punchneedle. You can see all of patterns on my website www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com.

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