Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WAVERUNNER: Choosing Fabrics

There are many posts on my site
about the process of this quilt.

This site is only for the tutorial and the video...
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Enjoy and have fun!


Choosing fabrics

Fabric requirements:

I've had a few good questions about collecting your fabrics...

my quilt top is aprox 50" square.

I used 1/4 - 1/2 yard of, i think, 9 different fabrics...
Depending on which ones I wanted more of or less of in the quilt top.

Some asked about Jelly rolls, I would say this:

You need to be able to cut various size of strips.

We will not be using a ruler to cut these strips...
A rotary cutter to randomly cut strips is all we need.

we want wonky wavy strips... from 1" to about 2 1/2 or 3" strips, and long is best...

I have some scraps left over but not a lot...

I suggest you keep it to solids, or blender prints... (subtle fabrics with small designs)

My preference, I am loving the solids... I don't do it very often...
But ultimately that choice is yours...

I tried busier scraps, and a blender, and solids on this little piece...
You decide.


  1. Two seams and I am finished my waverunner! This was a fun project...thanks

  2. Thank you Victoria for this tutorial and for this pattern!!! It is really nice! I WILL be sewing this up! Thank you!