Friday, October 7, 2011

Laminated Cotton

Remember when the first fabric company took the plunge and put some of their quilting cottons into a laminate?   And the masses went wild?   Now you are hard pressed to find a company that doesn't put a few fabrics from each line into laminated cotton.

Compared to the laminates a few decades ago, these ones are a dream.  Soft, supple, easy to work with, can iron one side, pliable and oh so comfy.

The downside being you can't really pin as it leaves a hole, patching is tricky as it is thicker than cotton and without a teflon foot for your machine, you will be ready to pitch it into a corner.

Having said all of that, I had some gorgeous laminate from Amanda's second line of fabric 'Sugar and Spice'.   I finally got to work and made a rain poncho, complete with lined hood and trim around the bottom and a front pocket.




And  please don't comment that I am not 'model material', I already know that=)

On the quilting front, I have two on the go.   Next week, we better have a giveaway to celebrate 500 posts.   Two more to go till the big 500th one!

To all my fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!   Hope you put on your fat pants for all that turkey to be consumed.

15 comments:

Caren said...

Hey, have you ever tried putting a piece of clear tape on the bottom of your presser foot when you work with laminates? I have never worked with laminates, but it works for vinyl...

Lynn said...

Wow Jackie! That is really cute!

Caren said...

ps - the poncho is great! If I had one like that I think the rain might not be such a bad thing!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

Have I told you lately that I LOVE you and your modeling ways??? :)

SarahVee said...

THAT is one happy poncho! I love it and the big red dot material inside the hood is very clever.
I will definitely enjoy the turkey and fixings in my not so stylish fat pants!!! Happy Thanksgiving Jackie!

Kathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The poncho is really cute. You're a "real" model!

Brooke said...

so, so cute!!

jlk said...

You worked that poncho, girl! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Peg said...

Fabulous poncho - and you look great!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Ah ha! That's cute! I was wondering what to make with those. I think I'll do up some baby bibs or paint shirts. That way they can spill on themselves and not get their clothing wet.
: )
~Monika in Saskatoon

Lee said...

I love the rain poncho and the pouty look.lol

Linda said...

Very cute Jackie!
Happy thanksgiving! Have a delicious dinner with all the family.

Snoodles said...

What ARE you talking about? You look great to me!! Love the poncho, and one of these days I will try the laminates....I think it is on the list for 2014.... :)

Riel Nason said...

Oh wow, that is SO cute ... I would totally wear it and even make one for my daughter to match ... hee, hee ... (she's just four so it would be okay and not too uncool) ...

C said...

That is too cool! I love it! You, my friend, are super talented! So very excited to see all the wonderful blogging/quilting opps you've been getting! Your blog has come a long way, lady! Oh, and an Etsy shop too!?!? Wowzas! xoxo